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Get Your Idea Off the Ground

Venture For ClimateTech is a non-profit global venture studio + accelerator program. We source the most promising ClimateTech innovators from around the world and offer them hands-on support until they are ready for first customers, pilot runs, and investment.


Are you working on a ClimateTech innovation? Venture For ClimateTech can help you validate your idea and potentially launch a viable business.

Applications to be considered for Venture For ClimateTech’s inaugural cohort have closed. Selections will be announced on April 22, 2021

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The Global Innovation Challenge

In conjunction with the Venture For ClimateTech program, the challenge aims to help early-stage climate tech innovators connect to funding, resources, expand their ecosystem, and the communities their innovations will be impacting.

With a final prize of $10,000 USD for each challenge winner, all applicants will receive resources to better understand and tap into the NY State climate tech ecosystem, while select applicants will be invited to meet with a mix of climate tech, environmental, and industry leaders to receive immediate solution feedback, input, and additional resources. Challenge finalists will have the opportunity to participate in the V4C Bootcamp with a chance to then be selected for the 6-month V4C Venture studio + accelerator program!

Why Venture For ClimateTech?

To help secure a brighter, more sustainable future, we must address the gap in support and funding for early-stage innovations that exists today. Venture For ClimateTech does this by building a diverse coalition of founders, investors, innovators, and technical experts committed to catalyzing new ClimateTech solutions.

Following a venture studio + accelerator model, we source the most promising ClimateTech innovators from around the world and offer them hands-on support until they are ready for first customers, pilot runs, and investment. Throughout our annual cohort-based virtual program, founders will have support to build strong teams and tackle commercialization challenges.

Want to learn more?

Watch a past webinar to learn more and assess if participation is right for you.

 

Still have Questions?

Schedule a 15-minute session during our program team’s office hours. Please review our overview webinar and program details before scheduling a meeting.

Cohort Support

Conduct customer discovery to test your innovation within true market realities.

Validate the Market Opportunity

Conduct customer discovery to test your innovation within true market realities.
Turn your vision into reality with tools, mentor-driven education, connections, and coaching.

Get Comprehensive Support

Turn your vision into reality with tools, mentor-driven education, connections, and coaching.
Launch your ClimateTech business with up to $250,000 in non-dilutive funding.

Secure Funding

Launch your ClimateTech business with up to $250,000 in non-dilutive funding.
Prepare your inventory, distribution, quality assurance, logistics, and fulfillment plans to deliver high-quality products, on time.

Access Free or Discounted Services Through Our Perk Partners

Prepare your inventory, distribution, quality assurance, logistics, and fulfillment plans to deliver high-quality products, on time.
Tap into our diverse ecosystem and get help with early hires.

Build a Robust Team

Tap into our diverse ecosystem and get help with early hires.
Get manufacturing support through Scale For ClimateTech and introductions to other programs when you’re ready to move your prototype into production.

Gain a Pathway to Scale

Get manufacturing support through Scale For ClimateTech and introductions to other programs when you’re ready to move your prototype into production.

Program Timeline

Phase I:
April 26 – July 15, 2021
Pre-seed teams selected

Phase II:
July 15 – September 15, 2021
Teams advance to Mentor Madness & CXO Candidate matching

Phase III:
September 15 – November 15, 2021
Teams advance to week-long Investor Bootcamp

Phase IV:
November 2021
Demo Day

*Dates are tentative.

Venture For ClimateTech Team

Board of Advisors

Kelly-Belcher
Kelly is a managing director for SVB and leads the Energy & Resources Innovation (ERI) team in Texas, Boston, and ...

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Catherine-Bérubé
Catherine is Vice President, Sustainability, Investor Relations and Public Affairs at Cycle Capital Management and Ecofuel. She handles public and ...

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Amy-Francetic
Amy is Founder and Managing General Partner of Buoyant Ventures, a new venture fund in Chicago that aims to invest ...

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Rasha Hasaneen
Rasha is the Vice President of Innovation and Product Management Excellence for Trane Technologies. She is a seasoned executive and ...

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Jenny-Lawton
Jenny was most recently the Chief Innovation Officer of Techstars, focused on future strategic innovations and products. Jenny joined Techstars ...

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Seth-Levine
Seth is a partner and co-founder at Boulder-based Foundry Group focusing on making early-stage technology investments, participating in select growth ...

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Kate-Moore
Kate manages strategic partnerships on behalf of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (IEC) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). ...

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Pulakesh is Managing Partner at Imperative Ventures. Before Imperative, Pulakesh spent ten years at BASF Venture Capital sourcing and executing ...

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Alejandro-Castro-Perez
Alex is currently heading IKEA Energy Services — a business on a mission to democratize clean energy. He also leads ...

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Ramsay-Siegal
Ramsay is Managing Director, Accelerator at Elemental Excelerator. In this role, she looks after core accelerator functions: the portfolio of ...

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Lou Schick
As Director of Investments for Clean Energy Ventures, Lou brings more than twenty years of experience as a technologist in ...

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Katie is a climate leader with over a decade of experience in international development, non-profit leadership, political organizing, business acceleration, ...

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Operating Team

Jacqueline-Ros-Amable
Jackie brings immense experience in supporting and growing innovation ecosystems, from Canada to Argentina, as well as her own journey ...

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Sylvain-Carle
Sylvain has spent the last 25 years thinking, writing, building, and investing in emerging technologies. Though he didn’t study computer ...

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Chante-Harris
Chante is a champion of launching innovative companies and solutions across some of the fastest-growing industries through successful go-to-market strategies ...

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Katey-Metzroth
Katey is a Senior Director at 2M and oversees a portfolio of programs focused on hardware, manufacturing and climate tech ...

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Devin-Sandon
In his role as New Venture Specialist, Devin works to recruit, develop, and support the growth of early stage ClimateTech ...

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Na_im-Zerbes
Na’im is a Program Manager at SecondMuse and part of the Venture for ClimateTech implementation team. Most recently managing the ...

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Zoe Welz is an Environmental Engineer and Entrepreneur who is passionate about using the tools of education, advanced technologies, and ...

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