Want to work on the biggest problem of all time?

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NB: we're hiring superstars to join our core team as well!

Build a climate tech company

We are launching a new programme in 2021, to co-create ambitious climate startups from scratch with people like you. Receive funding, access to top mentors, domain experts and hands-on support. All the things you need to build a successful climate company.

We’re looking for people like you

You don’t need to have a company, a team, or an idea.

We are looking for entrepreneurial scientists and engineers, domain specialists and operators with the skill and the will to make their mark on solving the climate crisis.

Why we’re doing this

We believe that there are thousands of brilliant people who have the skills and the will to work on solving climate change. But we also know it’s hard to do it on your own. We want to change that by coming on the journey with you.

We’re building a place that brings together exceptional individuals, who want to make a massive impact, with those who already have. A place where you get to co-create your climate startup and get funded to do it. A home for climate tech in Europe.

If you believe that climate is the only problem worth spending your time on, the only thing worth applying your skills to, then join us.

About Build a Climate Startup (*)

We are a climate tech venture studio and investor based in Europe, on a mission to eliminate at least one gigaton of CO2eq from annual emissions.

The climate crisis is the most pressing challenge of our times. Breakthrough technologies will be crucial to reach net zero: available solutions only get us halfway. However, we cannot put all our hopes in classic tech transfer. The urgency requires an intentional approach to engineer and deploy massively scalable solutions for hard-to-abate emissions.

We partner with scientists, engineers and operators to build deeptech climate startups in areas like energy, industry, buildings, carbon removal, and more. As Founders-in-Residence, they work with us to identify high-impact opportunities, and shape the most promising idea into a new company. We invest in the best teams at pre-seed.

We're proud to be backed by leading climate investors across Europe and the USA.

(*) We'll have a real name soon!

Who we are

We are Ben and Jonny. We have previously supported 25 startups in energy, biotech, deeptech, and software. We have also built companies ourselves.

Most importantly, we are freaked out about climate change, and we feel that supporting ambitious Founders is how we can maximise our impact.

NEWS: We are hiring superstars to join our core team as well!


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