Emerging Cannabis Startups Redefining the Industry in Canada

January 5, 2024

In the wake of the legalization of cannabis in several jurisdictions, Canada has witnessed an explosion of startups in the industry since 2020. This industry has presented countless opportunities for innovators, leading to an impressive array of companies operating in numerous sectors ranging from retail, e-commerce, software to biotechnology. In this edition, we spotlight eight exciting startups shaking up the Canadian cannabis industry. These startups stand out with their innovative solutions, commitment to excellence and their contribution to shaping the future of the Canadian cannabis industry.

Each of these startups has a unique mission, from providing Full-Service Workforce Management Software or facilitating a seamless cannabis purchasing experience to engaging in groundbreaking biotechnology research. All are headquartered in Canada and boast strong leadership teams keen on driving their vision forward.

Let’s dive into it and explore each of these exciting ventures in more detail.


Having its headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia, KayaPush is a startup that specializes in providing B2B workforce management software. Founded by Danny Lum, KayaPush offers services in time attendance, scheduling, and payroll. They deliver enterprise-level sales and workforce analytics for dispensaries. With their real-time overview and analysis, owners can keep updated about processes of their enterprises. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.


Located in Toronto, Ontario, Purminds is a startup operating in the fields of Biotechnology, Cannabis, and Neuroscience. Founded by Janet Qi, Purminds is pioneering in its field, but haven’t publicized much about their operations. Check them out on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Cannabis Manufacturer’s Guild

Based in Toronto, Ontario, the
Cannabis Manufacturer’s Guild
offers services in Cannabis, Consulting, and Manufacturing. Founded by Cartel Cutler, not much has been published regarding their operations. Follow them on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay updated.

123 Cannabis

123 Cannabis, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta is committed to providing excellent customer service and top-quality products in the cannabis industry. They invite customers for feedback and are always looking for ways to improve their services. Follow their endeavors on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Jupiter Cannabis

Jupiter Cannabis, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is an independent cannabis retailer, founded by Tom Doran. They offer high-performance leisure devices to their customers all over Canada through their e-commerce platform. Keep up with them on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Known Group

Based in Toronto, British Columbia, Known Group offers services in advice and consulting for cannabis, psychedelics, and healthcare firms. Their strategies are known for their creativity and industry knowledge. Check them out on Twitter.

Spinach Pay

Situated in Toronto, Ontario, Spinach Pay, founded by Chad Agate, is a fintech startup dedicated to providing digital payments and offering customers more ways to pay for cannabis purchases. They believe in helping retailers operate securely and maximize revenue.


Nugget, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, operates in the Software and Cannabis industry. Founded by Jake Crow and Mackenzie Ferguson, not much is known about their operations. Stay informed through LinkedIn.

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