Our second cohort began in the fall of 2016 and graduated April 4, 2017. It's an incredible class with a diverse set of companies. The cannabis industry will be dramatically transformed by these businesses, but the exciting part is that some of the companies will transform agriculture on the broader spectrum.
Founded by an experienced SpaceX engineer,
GrowX has developed Ai-powered, true
aeroponics systems that removes the daunting
complexity from aeroponic-based farming,
automatically reducing water consumption by
up to 98% and increasing yields up to 300%.
Effectiveness of the GrowX system is not
limited to cannabis: future target markets
include berries, hops, grapes, and eventually
permanent tree crops.
Dubbed "the best pot brownie ever" by 7x7,
Founded by an accomplished chef and food
scientist, and an award-winning marketing and
branding expert, GOOD CO-OP is an
approachable food brand creating premium
edible products that satisfy the unmet needs of
the new, mainstream cannabis-curious
consumers: uniform consistency with accessible
amounts of THC and a taste that rivals that of
high-end non-infused competitors.
Honeycomb is the B2B marketplace that the
legal cannabis industry so sorely needs. On the
supply side, growers, producers or
manufacturers can share granular product
details and build their brands, while on the
demand side dispensaries can search for
products by any desired criteria and pre-plan
menus by accessing future availability.
The UpToke Spyre is an intuitive electronic
vaporizer for loose-leaf cannabis flowers. A
built-in grinder doubles as the vaporization
chamber to provide a mess-free experience with
rapid, evenly distributed heat. Instead of going
to market with a product that was easy to build,
they’ve done the hard work of building a
product that is easy to use. The experience is
like smoking a cigar rather than fiddling with a handheld oven.
Somatik is defining a new market of flexible
doses that anyone can integrate into their
lifestyle. Their first product is a premium cold- brew coffee with a light dose of infused