An Incubator for Psychedelic Startups

We help impact-driven startups grow. If you have an idea, MVP, or a fully functioning business that is working towards a psychedelic future then we'd love to get to know you. Fill out our single question application below and we'll be in touch.

APPLY FOR FALL 2020

MEET OUR F20 COHORT

Alessandra Nicole Russo

Project: The Arcana Armada

We seek to catalyze individual and collective healing through interactive archetypal fantasy experiences and narrative therapy. These carefully curated experiences offer a safe and playful container to explore social ecology, power dynamics, ritual, and myth in a group setting.

Our curriculum is designed to cultivate the awareness of an interdependent ecosystem,  highlighting the essentiality of biodiversity and value of more-than-human life. We hold fungally and botanically-synthesized compounds in the highest regard as technologies of communication with the potential to open a door to our ancestral wisdom and health autonomy.

Alberto Farinez

Project: Empyrean

Empyrean is a science-driven company focused on developing and marketing advanced, orthomolecular products, including Myco Botanicals and Entheogens. We participate in relevant and rapidly expanding market verticals.We are committed to, and are excited to see, customers gaining trust in Myco Botanical therapeutics. We do so by combining traditional knowledge with evidence-based formulation and enterprise achievement.We support our customer’s quest to develop their own health potential. We do so by creating products that harness full-spectrum extracts, the benefits of microdosing select ingredients, and the synergy that results from blending them.We work towards a world where people understand, believe in, and use the tools that Nature has always given us to support our health and grow our Consciousness.

Alice Sitar

Project: Sacred Huachuma Retreats

Our Huachuma (San Pedro) retreats support and develop emotional and physical wellbeing, and help cultivate better relationships with ourselves, our own bodies and energy, other people and nature itself. They are suited for men and women alike.The retreats will be held in a beautiful location in the Netherlands starting early 2021. They will combine body work, group therapy and personal integration. The retreat themes include self love, nature, sensuality and femininity. We welcome you to join us on this magical journey together.

Priscilla C. Agoncillo

Project: TBA

With an extensive background in developing the global cannabis industry from cultivation, legislation, to consumer product development and pharmaceutical drug development, Priscilla is confident in assisting the advancement of the psychedelic medicine space and helping change the negative narrative through education and the empowerment fellow psychedelic business owners.

Priscilla started in Cannabis and is a Co-Owner of an award-winning Cannabis genetics farm. Her passion for plant medicine includes a robust history with psychedelics with a concentration in medicinal mushrooms and psilocybin. Priscilla is hoping to establish reliable, compliant and consistent pathways to legally cultivate, conduct R&D and develop integrated plant molecule based medicines

PREVIOUS ENTREPRENEURS

Hannah McLane

Project: Spindle Medical

Hannah McLane, MD, MA, MPH is a physician, psychotherapist, entrepreneur, and nonprofit founder. She holds degrees from McGill University (BA, International Development Studies), Temple University (MA, Communication Sciences), Brown University (MD, Doctor of Medicine), and Harvard School of Public Health (MPH, Global health and Bioethics). Her residency experiences include neurology and Occupational and Environmental Medicine (University of Pennsylvania). Her post-residency training includes postdoc fellowship in Patient Safety (VA Medical Center, Philadelphia), psychoanalytic training (PCOP), and MDMA-Assisted-Psychotherapy training (MAPS).

In 2010 she founded the SoundMind Project, which is a global organization aimed at providing alternative therapies for neurologic and mental health disorders. The SoundMind Center, a psychedelic therapy center in West Philadelphia, will also be a collaborative-thinktank-space aimed at re-envisioning what medicine could be; it is opening in summer 2020. She conducts research at the VA Medical Center in Philadelphia which focuses on cognitive diversity, PTSD, Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy, and emerging alternative therapies for mental health issues. She is one of only a few dozen physicians in the United States training with MAPS to be an MDMA-Assisted-Psychotherapy provider, in their Expanded Access program. Find her on twitter and facebook @hannahmclanemd and her psychedelic clinic at www.soundmind.center

Tyler Bryden

Project: Speak AI

Tyler Bryden is a passionate psychedelics advocate and speaker that works in technology, marketing, and mental health. He started his entrepreneurship journey after several profound personal healing experiences with plant medicine. Tyler and the team at Sessions.ai extract meaningful insights from personal journals and recorded sessions to help improve psychedelic research, therapy, and knowledge mobilization. Tyler personally supports MAPS Canada and other organizations in the space. He also started the Forest City Psychedelic Community in London, Ontario to bring together people to inform, inspire and heal.

Speak is a speech analysis software company that extracts powerful insights like personality, tone, and clarity from audio, video, and text. Organizations and people use Speak to create, analyze, and index their content so they can gain an awareness of how they are being perceived and connect more deeply in their communication.

Sarah Hashkes

Project: Meu

Sarah Hashkes, CEO or Radix Motion. Sarah is utilizing her research in cognitive neuroscience and psychedelics to create 3D human movement data channels. She is trying to disrupt the way we interface with technology using an embodied cognition approach that focused on users well being and ability to foster a deeper connection that can only be reached through physical interactions.

Meu is the first immersive social platform that is based on 3D human movements. The team’s technology channels movement data, letting people play and interact with each other’s 3D movements augmented by neuroscience-based filters and mini-games. Meu’s platform utilizes the latest immersive technology to increase the bandwidth of human connection, allowing people to interact and play with each other’s movements beyond space and time.

Luc van Poelje

Project: Psychedelic Insights

What started out as an altruistic project, to bring a sacred safe setting to the use of magic, psilocybin truffles, became quite a busy business. With hundreds of clients from all over the world, we soon started our own center. Here the experience and skill set grew to create a center for the psychological guidance of psychedelics. We are creating a format and the science to operate safely, responsibly and with a shared value system we share through international collaborations. A common customer complaint, medical and mental health screening and professional integration therapists. We currently work on multiple plant medicine projects globally and receive daily requests from scientists and professionals from all over the world, if and how they can help.

Tanja Schomann

Project: PSYx

Dr. Tanja Schomann is the CEO and co-founder of PSYx, the ‘Systemic Psychedelic’ which is ‘PsychoActivating System Change’. PSYx is the World’s 1st platform to future-fit leadership, innovation and (global) systems solutions through the rigorous and purposeful application of science-backed PsychoActive Technologies (eg exogenous psychedelics & endogenous breathwork). PSYx thereby also acts as a bridge between the Psychedelic Renaissance and the 4th Industrial Revolution to synergise solutions for complex global challenges at the self, sector & eco-societal dimensions.

Martín Polanco

Project: Exploratory Phase

Martin Polanco M.D., is the founder of a clinical program that specializes in treatment-resistant and complex conditions such as Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-traumatic Stress, Depression and/or Addiction as a result of experiences during military service. The program is focused on integrating pre-existing modalities that have shown effectiveness in treating mTBI such as entheogenic therapy, intermittent fasting, hormone optimization, and brain stimulation.

His extensive experience in treating addiction laid the groundwork for developing The Mission Within. Dr. Polanco was founder and medical director at Crossroads Treatment Center which demonstrated an effective mental health treatment model using psychedelics. He built on this work by contributing to the body of psychedelic research, specifically focused on outcome and phenomenological studies of ibogaine and 5 MeO-DMT.