License Design Start-Up

Catalyst BC is a global consulting and advisement firm established to support entrepreneurs, investors, and operators activate and perform at an accelerated rate through science, data, and hands-on experience. Catalyst BC brings together a dynamic group of experienced business professionals and legacy cannabis operators with over 50 years of experience in regulated cannabis and vertical farming. Catalyst specializes in License Acquisition, Vertical Farming & Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA), Facility Design Assistance, and Operational Optimization / Turnaround Management. While our team has extensive seed-to-sale experience, we focus on supporting our partners in these areas, from initial planning to ongoing operations. From aspirational to operational, Catalyst supports our partners when and where they need it most.


Years Regulated Cannabis Operations Experience


Compliant Harvests

11M+ ft2

Cultivation and Production Facility Design


Licenses Secured

The Catalyst Ecosystem

Catalyst is comprised of the following divisions that work collaboratively to provide bespoke support and solutions to cannabis, hemp, and ancillary businesses.


Centum provides startup and operations advisement to pre-licensed and licensed cannabis businesses seeking to transition from conceptual to operational. Centum provides proven methodologies, design, and equipment recommendations to optimize performance and avoid costly miscalculations and bottlenecks.


Allele Genetics employs advanced agricultural science to develop commercial cannabis cultivars with unique traits that drive financial performance by maximizing outputs and eliminating waste and non-conformance.

Hemp & Minor Cannabinoids

Heart Wood is a hemp-focused company that provides business consulting and genetic development services to existing and startup hemp businesses.

Seed-To-Sale Advisement

From the first mile to the last mile, starting and operating a cannabis business can be very competitive, complex, and detail-oriented.
Utilizing the expertise of experienced cannabis professionals with a verifiable track record of success will significantly improve your odds of securing a merit-based cannabis business license, avoiding catastrophic errors and design flaws, and completing your project on time and within budget. Whether you’re just getting started or have been operational for years, Catalyst has the experience and can identify challenges, optimize operations, and provide measurable results.


The amount of upfront work and research you and Michael have done is extremely impressive!  Cielo Jardin is lucky to have you guide them through this process.  Your organization is lightyears ahead of most of our clients.

Linda Lewis
Miller DesignWorks, Inc.

At 1.5 million square feet this is a large complex with numerous challenges that needed to be addressed. Hexo needed help with driving sustainable productivity and throughput results, and Catalyst did a great job of supporting the Hexo team.

Taras Korec, P. Eng., P. Log.
Senior Vice President, HEXO - Canada

Contact Us

Enough about us. We want to hear more about you, your project, and your vision! Get in touch with a real live person today. Don’t worry, we don’t have a long, confusing phone menu, and your email isn’t going to the abyss, we promise. At Catalyst, we provide the service and support we’d want to experience ourselves!