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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.

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.

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

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.

The 2021 For ClimateTech Global Innovation Challenge Winners

In conjunction with the Venture For ClimateTech inagural recruitment, the For ClimateTech Global Innovation Challenge aimed to help early-stage climate tech innovators connect to funding, resources, expand their ecosystem, and the communities their innovations will be impacting.

Mars
Mars Materials - Mars Materials (“Mars”) is commercializing technology that converts CO2 and biomass into low-cost and low-carbon feedstock used

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Clean Ocean Coatings
Clean Ocean Coatings - For shipping companies who need an antifouling solution our product Ecoating is a toxin-free coating which

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Alchemr logo (converts H2O to H2)
Alchemr offers validated, stable and scalable water electrolyzers that generate hydrogen at cost parity with fossil fuel-derived hydrogen. The promise

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Each winner received $10,000 USD; tailored one-on-one feedback with Lisbeth Kaufman, North America Lead for Accelerators and Incubators for Amazon Web Services; and media recognition for their solution.

Program Timeline

Our 2021 Cohort is in Session.
Meet the 2021 Cohort.

Phase I:
April 26 – July 15, 2021
Cohort 1 teams selected
Mentor Madness
Customer Discovery
Business Model Canvas

Phase II:
July 15 – September 15, 2021
CXO Candidate Matching
Story Telling
Investor Bootcamp
Demo Day

Phase III:
September 15 – November 15, 2021
Business Development
Partnership and Pilot Building

*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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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 Mukherjee
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 a Partner at Earthshot Ventures, a new venture capital fund launched to support entrepreneurs tackling climate change. The

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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 MacDonald
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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Headshot of Zach Nies
Zach Nies is Managing Director at Techstars for the Boulder program and a member of the faculty at the University

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

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