Founder and CEO
Not many people win a national entrepreneurial competition and start a company when they’re just 20 years old,
but then, Sabrina Clebnik’s path to success is extraordinary. (And we’re not just saying that because she told us to).
Raised in Newton, MA, Sabrina developed a passion for baking at a young age, about the same time she acquired the beloved nickname “Clebby” at overnight camp. When she wasn’t wielding a knife or a spatula, she was an elite athlete brandishing a softball bat, golf club, or basketball.
By the time she got to The George Washington University, she was ready to tackle the world of business and in her sophomore year of college, her journey through the cannabis industry began. (And no, it was not at a frat party.) Forced to return home due to Covid, she jumped at the chance to work with her serial entrepreneurial parents by taking on an internship. That internship happened to be to assist a local social-equity applicant planning to open a dispensary.
Her first task was researching product offerings at local dispensaries. As a baker, Sabrina started by looking for the classic pot brownie, and quickly found…nothing. Turns out, no fresh baked goods can be sold in dispensaries in Massachusetts, due to rigorous, mandatory testing cycles of cannabis products.
But Sabrina is…persistent. Some might call it stubborn.
And so, Clebby’s was born. The first challenge was creating a recipe that met Sabrina’s stringent standards. If you’ve ever attempted to make any kind of baked good with cannabis, you know that taste and texture are often compromised (translation: meh). After months of testing and perfecting recipes for brownies and lemon cake, Clebby’s placed first overall in the 2022 New Venture Competition and was also awarded first place in the Food and Beverage division.
Armed with her winnings, Clebby’s launched to rave reviews and immediate sell-outs in Summer 2023 in dispensaries throughout Massachusetts (see Locator Guide). Now, she has assembled a team to take Clebby’s nationwide…, and the kudos continue to roll in*. Watch what happens next as Sabrina shows everyone 21+ how to access and create delicious, easy-to-prepare at-home DIY cannabis baked goods.
*Sabrina was recently selected by Washington Business Journal to the “DC Inno Under 25 List” for 2023, which recognizes young entrepreneurs.
*Sabrina was nominated for a 2023 New England Cannabis Community Award in the “Young Entrepreneur” division.