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.
Validate the Market Opportunity
Get Comprehensive Support
Access Free or Discounted Services Through Our Perk Partners
Build a Robust Team
Gain a Pathway to Scale
April 26 – July 15, 2021
Pre-seed teams selected
July 15 – September 15, 2021
Teams advance to Mentor Madness & CXO Candidate matching
September 15 – November 15, 2021
Teams advance to week-long Investor Bootcamp
*Dates are tentative.
Venture For ClimateTech Team
Board of Advisors
Frequently Asked Questions
We match all program participants with a dedicated mentor who can expertly address each company’s specific needs.
Contact us if you’d like to get involved.