pitch your canna-biz

National Cannabis Festival invites you to enter our CannaTank Contest for aspiring canna-business owners.

Prize packages include: $1,000 in start-up assistance, strategy sessions with industry experts, and more!


Deadline: March 8, 2020

Get your business idea in front of industry leaders and investors and be eligible to win $1,000 in start-up assistance, and more!

Application Requirements:

  • Applicants must be National Cannabis Festival ticket holders

  • Applicants must be 21+

  • 500 word summary of your business idea and submission of required information

*All CannaTank Finalists receive VIP admission to National Cannabis Festival and the VIP Sunday Brunch!

Prize Package

  • $1000.00 in start-up assistance

  • One-on-One business consultation with Denver Relief Consulting

  • One-on-One brand consultation with National Cannabis Festival's PR agency, High Street PR

  • VIP Pass for the NCF on 4/20

  • And more!

Judges to be announced!


March 8, 2020 – CannaTank applicant materials due. All materials must be submitted via email by 5pm EST on March 8th, 2020

April 10, 2020 – Finalists notified and a blog post about the finalists goes live. Finalists are invited to make a 5 minute “elevator pitch” at the festival and field questions from our selection committee*

April 18, 2020 – CannaTank Finals at the National Cannabis Festival

Submission Deadline: March 8, 2020


Email Subject Line: NCF – CannaTank Applicant

In the body of your application email:

  • Name

  • Date of Birth

  • Address

  • Phone Number

  • Social Media profile links (if applicable)

  • Website URL (if applicable)

  • Title of project/idea

Attached/Included in your email:

  • Summary: Submit a one-page document containing a 500 word summary of your business idea

  • Support/Collateral Materials: You are welcome, but not required, to submit video, powerpoint decks, presentations, etc., for us to consider as we review your project

  • Screenshot of your National Cannabis Festival ticket purchase (including order number)

Send application to: