Gromentum Lab™ will be conducting a full spectrum blend of events to help prospective entrepreneurs before the accelerator is opened to the first cohort.
Community Conversations-Gromentum Lab team has been invited to churches and other community organizations to 'unpack' the new Illinois Cannabis legalization and taxation law with an emphasis on how it impacts people in those communities and what people who are interested in taking advantage of the equity opportunities the new law brings need to do to get started. Conversations are starting in August. Please reach out if your community would like the Gromentum Lab team to visit yours.
Non-cannabis-related Expungement Fairs- in preparation for applying for cannabis licenses, applicants must address other issues that may be impacting their records, Gromentum Lab is coordinating resources from the Cook County Circuit Court to address those issues. Fairs will take place starting in September.
Cannabis Industry Workshops- intended to introduce future social equity entrepreneurs to the cannabis industry and begin to develop business ideas, Gromentum Lab will host two 2-part workshop series. Keynote speakers, panelists and exhibitors in the industry will share experiences to help ground participants' understanding about the realities of the experience working with the plant and focus on their own strengths to build their own business. Workshops planned for September through December.
Cannabis License Application Clinics- the first cannabis License applications will be due in March of 2020. Gromentum Lab will host clinics in the winter months to ensure social equity applicants submit the most competitive applications possible.
Through participation in these events social equity team applicants will be well positioned to become selected for the Gromentum Lab accelerator and to eventually launch a successful ventures in the Illinois cannabis market.
The first Gromentum Lab™ accelerator cohort will begin in Spring of 2020. To learn more about how the program will work and what it can offer, click “See our programs” below!
Our informational workshops are scheduled throughout 2019. Sign up for one to ready yourself for the application process and to learn the basics of the industry.