Lift Co. x Leaf Forward Pitch Competition

Are you an entrepreneur building the next great Canadian cannabis company?

Pitch your cannabis startup to industry expert judges at the Lift & Co. Expo

The Lift & Co. x Leaf Forward Competition will take place during the Lift Cannabis Expo’s Industry Day on May 25 and will feature a judging panel encompassing the sharpest business minds in the cannabis industry. The pitch competition is organized by Leaf Forward, Canada’s first and leading cannabis business accelerator.

One of three finalists will be selected to win:

  • Free admission to a Leaf Forward CannaStartUp Bootcamp
  • $5,000 worth of advertising from Lift & Co. to promote your company
  • 10 x 10 booth at a 2019 Lift & Co. Expo
  • Potential financial investment from the judges
  • Free onboarding consultation from Stoic Advisory

Businesses must be operating in the cannabis or related industries and apply by April 27, 2018 by filling out the form below. The judging committee will conduct interviews the week of May 7 and announce the selected pitch finalists by May 14, 2018. Each finalist will be given 10 minutes to present and five minutes to answer questions from the judges.

The Pitch Competition is part of the Toronto Lift & Co. Cannabis Expo, Canada’s largest cannabis trade show, taking place May 25-27, 2018 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Only individuals with tickets to the Industry Day on May 25 will have the opportunity to watch the Pitch Competition live and witness the judging panel dispense advice and prizes. To learn more and purchase tickets visit

Leaf Forward is Canada’s first cannabis business accelerator, providing early stage cannabis focused businesses with mentorship, networking, and learning opportunities from successful leaders who have taken ideas and turned them into reality.

Get involved with your local Leaf Forward chapter by visiting

Pitch submissions are now closed. Finalists will be announced by May 14. 

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