Innovation, Ideation and Technology for the Growing Cannabis Industry

Interested in the intersection of tech, innovation, creativity and business for the quickly evolving cannabis industry? Welcome to the inagural Cannabis Hackathon for the 2018 Grow Up Conference. The Hackathon will take place in Toronto Sept. 6-7 and then after a 24 hour overnight hacking session, the winning teams will be taken to Niagara Falls for the awards presentation and ceremony. 

Competing coders, designers, and engineers will explore ideas for tracking, purchasing, reporting, strain identification, verification, integration with the entertainment industry, and much more.  

Our sponsors and partners: Trellis, LyricFind (will offer cannabis themed songs in their API), LyricMerchLeaf Forwardherb.coCannabis & Tech TodayTourBuds, Hotbox, Rosenzweig & Co, Merry Jane, Brainsights, Beanfield, MediaZoic, Hacker Noon and Devpost. Plus restaurant partners Smoke's Poutinerie and Quesada Burritos.

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Teams are limited to 5 members. Participants must be at least 19 years of age.


Must have coding experience. Previous Hackathon experience preferred.


Jay Rosenzweig

Jay Rosenzweig
(Managing Director/ Rosenzweig & Co

Alex Blumenstein

Alex Blumenstein
Co-Founder / Leaf Forward

Matt Shalhoub

Matt Shalhoub
Managing Director / Green Acre Capital

Rachel Colic

Rachel Colic
VP Brand Strategy & PR / PureSinse

Judging Criteria

  • Innovativeness
  • Relevance to Industry
  • Technical Excellence
  • User Experience