Meet The First Potrepreneurs At This Startup Boot Camp For The Billion-Dollar Weed Biz

It's like techstars, but for cannabis!

"At no time in this office should you ever be intoxicated on any substance."

That's not typically part of the opening spiel when welcoming a roomful of budding entrepreneurs to your business boot camp, but then Micah Tapman is not running your typical startup session.

"I know the parties can be a little lively," Tapman, a partner in the new-business accelerator Canopy Boulder, continued. "But you’re a founder in funding mode."

Some of the founders in the room were dressed the part in business casual, while others went for the ultra-casual look: ripped jeans and printed T-shirts.

Boot camps where aspiring moguls can hone their business plans, work with mentors, and eventually pitch investors have become a regular phase of startup development. Canopy Boulder, which welcomed its inaugural class of 10 companies in late March, is unique in that all...

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