Cannabis Startup Competition

Cannabis is one of the fastest-growing industries in the US and is expanding all around the world. We want to hear from BU Terriers that are developing innovative ancillary companies within this industry. The grand prize winner will receive $10,000!

Apply here!

2019 Timeline

  • Monday, August 5, 2019: Applications open. Please read the Competition Guidelines before applying.
  • Sunday, September 29, 2019: Application deadline.
  • Friday, October 18: Finalists Announced and will be assigned mentors and advisement from Green Lion Partners.
  • Thursday, November 7: Final Public Pitch Event hosted at Questrom School of Business.


  • $10,000!
  • Consulting from Green Lion Partners, who have worked over a dozen companies within this industry


  • At least one team member must be a current BU student or a BU alumni 
  • The idea/company must be ancillary; those that support the cannabis industry but do not come directly in contact with the plant. They include things like software, services, accessories, agricultural products, etc.

Questions? Please contact Ian Mashiter, Managing Director, BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center.