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Learning and growing with those who know

Growing a business in any sector can be challenging, let alone facing the hurdles of the very competitive cannabis sector, where new players are entering the space every day. Formed by Merida Capital Partners, a cannabis-focused private equity fund, and Minority Cannabis Business Association (MBCA), the first non-profit organization created specifically to progress the cannabis industry by increasing diversity, the Inclusive Industry Accelerator (i2) is a three-month program designed to fast-track minority-owned cannabis businesses that develop innovative solutions for the fastest growing industry in the world.


Our goal is to empower i2 business leaders with access, networks, tools and resources to grow your relationships and understanding of successful models, while we help them legitimize and scale their business.


We want to see cannabis businesses succeed. i2 will grow open new doors, provide access to the top business leaders in the sector and put minority-owned cannabis businesses in the strongest possible position to scale their enterprises.

Their team working with our team

Selected i2 businesss will tap into our international network of cannabis industry leaders, mentors, investors, finance leaders and executives. We aim to drive innovation and provide resources that help them grow and scale their businesses.

To learn more about the program, please visit our frequently asked questions (FAQs).

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