For Climate Tech’s End of Year Wrap Up


For ClimateTech’s monthly newsletter highlighting upcoming opportunities for climate innovators, thought leaders, and community connectors.

Our Holiday Gift To You

Scale For ClimateTech’s curriculum and assessments are now online! The new online learning platform offers a library of manufacturing best-practices, assessments, and templates to any one creating hardware climate tech solutions looking to ramp up their manufacturing capabilities. Get started with the Product Stage Assessment to unlock a customized roadmap tool for you and your company to navigate the complex world of manufacturing. 

For ClimateTech’s End of Year Wrap Up

For Climate Tech’s End of Year Wrap Up

Scale For ClimateTech’s Greenhouse Gas Impact Estimates

Estimating the reduction in Greenhouse Gases for the products S4C’s cohort teams are making, when they are available and on the market at scale (2030), is hard, however, it is crucial to understanding where we are heading. Based off of data we’ve collected over the past four years, this is what we believe greenhouse gas reduction will be by 2030*.

CO2 Calculations

Venture For ClimateTech Celebrates Second Cohort Successes

The 11 graduating companies from Cohort 2 of Venture For ClimateTech have secured more than $8.8 million in outside funding and generated more than $3 million in revenue. On average, team sizes for cohort two doubled from two employees to four employees.

In celebration of this progress, Venture For ClimateTech has planted two flowering crabapples in St. Joseph’s Park near NextCorps’ office in Rochester, NY in honor of Cohort 1 and Cohort 2. The trees were planted through the Reforest Rochester program and will be maintained and cared for by Rochester’s Forestry Department, ensuring a long and healthy life for many seasons! 

V4C Tree

Cohort Headlines

Re-Nuble Selected for $4.6 million USA Climate-Smart Commodities Award.

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Enerpoly Closes $1.5 Million Seed Round For Pilot Demonstrations of Zinc-Ion Battery.

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Pvilion Awarded the Architecture MasterPrize Award 2022 – “Best of Best” Winner in Sustainable Products.

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Pipeline Partners

The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) is Now Recruiting for Cohort 6

LACI is currently welcoming applications from founders with solutions that address clean energy, zero emission transportation, smart cities, and circular economy. LACI’s goal is to help cleantech startups scale by providing investment support, equity earn-back, industry market access and more.

If you are looking for support to expand in Southern California, applicants are encouraged to apply here byJanuary 6, 2023. 

Accelerate Your Startup at Luminate

If you’re working on a solution that’s enabled by optics, photonics, or imaging, apply to Luminate. The program awards $3M in funding annually to companies developing emerging solutions in almost every industry, from anywhere in the world. Participation in the six-month accelerator program is primarily virtual with select weeks in-person.

To learn more, sign up for Luminate’s last information session here on January 4, 2023 at 1:00 PM. Apply here by January 9, 2023.

Applications for the next Google for Startups Accelerator: Climate Change are open until January 19!

If you’re a climate or sustainability-focused tech startup in North America, apply to be part of the 10-week virtual accelerator and access the expert tools and support needed to grow your business. Learn more and apply here.

What's The Consensus

The consensus to last month’s question, “Where have you found the most success when trying to connect with investors and/or funders that lead to an investment or grant award?” is… Direct introductions from someone in my network, with 50% of the vote. Here’s the breakdown:

Conensus 11