Mission & Values

Grow Tech Labs will bring together a new generation of diverse cannabis sector innovators from across Canada and around the globe. Here in Vancouver, these cannabis entrepreneurs will develop market leading products for the recreational and medical cannabis industries. By combining access to financing with the delivery of world class programs rooted in innovation, entrepreneurship and mentorship, Grow Tech Labs will reestablish and expand British Columbia’s influence as a global cannabis capital.

Inclusion; Community • Entrepreneurship; Innovation • Integrity; Respect; Mentorship • Health; Wellness

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Our Story

Grow Tech Labs began with a notion to bring cannabis’ legacy back to British Columbia. We recognized an issue in the industry and began to decipher what the upcoming pain-points would be and who would address them. The next truly important question, and what I think really sets Grow Tech Labs apart from others, is how we were going to face these pain points.

Over the years we’ve encountered barriers, and we’re determined to make our mark by eliminating those with both our cohorts’ innovations and from us as leaders in the industry. It’s important for us to create space for new ideas and innovation for everyone alike— women, the indigenous community, parents, low income families. By encouraging diversity, I truly think we’ll yield outstanding results.

Piece by piece we’ve begun building an incredible concept, team and strategic partnerships. I am so pleased with how far we’ve come and even more excited for what the future holds.

— Barinder Rasode, Co-founder and CEO

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in good company

Proud Partnerships

We collaborate with top Entrepreneurs, Investors, Advisors and Mentors in the business and cannabis industry.

 

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Victory Square Technologies

Victory Square Technologies (VST) is an accelerator with 20+ portfolio companies focused on emerging technologies such as: Blockchain, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and VR/AR. It has a proven process for identifying and investing in extraordinary start-ups which are working on innovative and disruptive projects in every sector of the global economy, including Finance, Health, Real Estate, Insurance, Entertainment and Education. VST uses its expertise and resources to help grow and scale these portfolio companies, which results in significant returns for VST and its shareholders.


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Launch Academy

Grow Tech Labs is partnering with Launch Academy and taking space in their 12,000 sq. ft. Gastown offices. Created for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, Launch Academy helps startups launch and find their product market fit, scale, and grow their companies. This partnership further expands on Grow Tech Labs mentor network, investors and business advisors.

 

Stop By, Say ‘hi!’

Upcoming Events

Mix and mingle with likeminded individuals. Join one of our in-house events or stop by and say ‘hi!’ at any number of the events we attend and/or sponsor!

Click HERE for our upcoming events

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Join the Team

Passionate about the cannabis industry? Want to work with innovative ideas and new entrepreneurs?

We’re always looking for new talent to join our team.

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Core Team

We are a dog-friendly, family happy workspace. Send us your resume and let us know what special skills you’d like to see at Grow Tech Labs.

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Cohort Mentors

Limited time? Join our team of exceptional mentors and help guide our cohorts with your experience and expertise.

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Feature Speaker

We’re always looking for new talent to speak to our cohorts during a weekly workshop or fireside chat. Have something you’d like to share? Let us know!

The Future of Cannabis Investments

Canadian companies and investors have tremendous opportunities globally, given Canada’s current position as a change leader in the global industry.

Countries, companies, investors, public health officials, policy makers and cannabis consumers around the world have their eyes on Canada’s ground-breaking plan to legalize cannabis in 2018. This interest will be sustained over the coming year as increasingly popular edible products, derivatives and wellness treatments are approved for adult consumption in 2019.

Traditionally, British Columbia (BC) and Vancouver have been identified as global cannabis leaders and destinations of choice for consumers, advocates and entrepreneurs. From a network of small producers, compassion clubs and policy advocates to researchers and Canada’s original retail dispensary model, BC is consistently recognized as one of the world’s most legitimate sources of high quality cannabis and sector innovation.

Sustaining this reputation in Canada’s post-prohibition marketplace is not guaranteed. With legalization, all jurisdictions are on a level playing field. Other provinces are actively developing sector collaborations to foster growth, attract investment, create jobs and secure supply chairs. Grow Tech Labs proposes to bring technology and cannabis together, bridging two of BC’s most promising sectors.

Grow Tech Labs’ Cannabis Accelerator Program will help reaffirm BC’s traditional status as a global cannabis capital by attracting a new and diverse generation of sector leaders through world class programs rooted in innovation, entrepreneurship and mentorship.


A cut above the rest

Proudly Highlighting

 
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Access to Global Network of Investors and Incubators

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reaching 9M+ Canadians

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Female Leadership

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Allocated Space for Indigenous and Female Led Companies

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Access to Digital Marketing Agency Designs

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International Startup Visa Program

 

Contact Us

Our Office

We love to connect— drop us a line and we’ll get back to you within 24hrs. Promise.

128 W Hastings St #300 | Vancouver, BC V6B 1G8 Canada

 
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