Opportunity Grows Cannabis Accelerator Series
The forefront of a growing industry OG Cannabis Accelerator Series
The Opportunity Grows Cannabis Accelerator is a free four-week remote learning series that will provide entrepreneurs with introductory training on key business issues as a first step toward entering New York’s adult-use cannabis market.
Participants will hear from leaders in the industry and learn how to utilize the ‘Business Model Canvas’ – a strategic planning tool used to develop and refine business plans – to launch their own startups. This highly specialized series is sponsored by the Koffman Incubator and Opportunity Grows.
Gain Key Connections Network with Industry Leaders
Complimenting the business education component of the series, participants will hear from leading industry executives to learn more about their entrepreneurial journeys and gain valuable insights into the particular challenges and opportunities that come with operating a licensed cannabis business in New York.
At the end of the series, participants will gain exclusive access to resources, networking events and pitch opportunities at the Koffman Incubator.
Supporting Social Equity
The OG Accelerator series is open to New Yorkers of all backgrounds. Individuals from communities disproportionately impacted by the enforcement of cannabis prohibition or who qualify as minority or women-owned businesses, distressed farmers, or service-disabled veterans are encouraged to register.
The first OG accelerator was a major success with over 300 registrants. If you would like to be informed of when the next accelerator will take place, please register for the newsletter located in the form located on this page’s footer.
Session 1: Recording found HERE
Session 2: Recording found HERE
Session 3: Recording found HERE
Session 4: Recording found HERE
The OG Accelerator accepts applicants from across the country. Social Equity applicants from communities disproportionately impacted by the enforcement of cannabis prohibition or who qualify as minority or women-owned businesses, distressed farmers, or service-disabled veterans are encouraged to apply. Eligibility questions should be directed to Eric Krohn at email@example.com.
The Cannabis Accelerator series is free. Funding and support for this series comes from Koffman Incubator and Opportunity Grows.
Featuring Prominent Industry Leaders
Vice President of Public Policy
Chief Science Officer
Goodness Growth Holdings
Kyle Kingsley, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Goodness Growth Holdings
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Peter Prevot, CPA, CIA
Chief Operating Officer
Bridge West Consulting
Jeanne Mariani Sullivan
Chief Investment Officer
Senior Vice President,
Public and Regulatory Affairs
Senior Vice President, Retail
About the Koffman Incubator
The Koffman Southern Tier incubator is a state-of-the-art facility in downtown Binghamton, NY that provides key resources to entrepreneurs developing successful startups. The Koffman’s 60+ members connect and collaborate throughout 35,000 sq. ft. of offices, laboratories and co-working space. Binghamton University’s Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships offers numerous programs to guide business growth and development.
About Opportunity Grows
Opportunity Grows was founded by New York cannabis industry veteran Ari Hoffnung to help cannabis entrepreneurs succeed. Ari has been involved in New York’s legal cannabis industry since 2014, served as the Chief Executive Officer of two New York cannabis companies and founded the New York Medical Cannabis Industry Association.
- Eric serves as the Director of Business Incubation Program at the Koffman Incubator which is managed by Binghamton University’s Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships (E&IP).
- A serial entrepreneur, founder of a half dozen companies, Eric leverages his experience, connections and creative thinking to support entrepreneurs from all backgrounds. Eric specializes in hemp startup mentorship, having advised numerous successful ventures.
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Session Quick Links
|Session 1 (11/9) Recording||Link|
|Session 2 (11/16) Recording||Link|
|Session 3 (11/23) Recording||Link|
|Session 4 (11/30) Recording||Link|
|New York Medical Cannabis Industry Association Social Equity Study||Link|
|New York Medical Cannabis Industry Association Economic Revenue Study||Link|
|Marijuana Regulation & Taxation Act (MRTA) Legislation||Link|
|Koffman Business Model Canvas||Link|
|Customer Archetype Profile||Link|
|Arcview Cannabis Sector Resource List||Link|