pitch your canna-biz

National Cannabis Festival invites you to enter the 4th Annual CannaTank Contest for aspiring canna-business owners.

Prize packages include: $1,000 in start-up assistance, business coaching meetings and strategy sessions, and more!


Deadline: March 1, 2019

Get your business idea in front of industry leaders and investors and be eligible to win $1,000 in start-up assistance, admission to VIP festival events, a strategy meeting with Denver Relief Consulting 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

  • And more!


Harrison Baum, Daily High Club
Ice Dawson, MJM Strategy
Rose Donna, The Dew Drop Inn
Ru Johnson, RouxBlack
Mark Nagib, Pink Fox
Ronit Pinto, Honeysuckle Magazine
Phone Homie
Paul Sanders, Mezz Brands
Vanessa West, Metropolitan Wellness Center


Marisa Escudero, Owner, Lucy’s Lozenges and 2017 CannaTank Winner
Kayvan Khalatbari, Partner, Denver Relief Consulting
Ebony Payne, Owner, District Herbs and 2016 CannaTank Finalist

More finals judges to be announced!


March 1, 2019 – CannaTank applicant materials due. All materials must be submitted via email by 5pm EST on March 15th, 2019

April 10, 2019 – 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 20, 2019 – CannaTank Finals at the National Cannabis Festival

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2019


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: