On Thursday, Inclusive Industry, or i2, came into the world, a child of collaboration between the
The Minority Cannabis Business Association and Merida Capital Partners. i2 is An accelerator designed to fast-track development for minority-owned businessess, those selected will take part in a three-month program.
New Cannabis Ventures
- The selected companies will work out of Merida’s New York office and receive a minimum investment of $50,000 from the firm, and have access to both Merida and MCBA executives. They are promised the “consistent, in-person, high-level mentorship” that’s often talked about in legal weed but seen too infrequently.
- Among the aims of this collaboration is increased “diversity and inclusiveness in key networks within the cannabis ecosystem.” Another key goal is to develop an infrastructure to assist entrepreneurs who lack financial support.