Oct. 27, 2021

Climate Ventures: Earth Tech and Accelerate from Anywhere


Article by Climate Ventures


Earth Tech

Earth Tech is a six-month accelerator for those working on climate or water technology solutions that will positively impact communities and ecosystems across Canada.

Canadian cleantech has a critical role to play in tackling the climate crisis, and ventures from coast to coast are working harder than ever to ensure a flourishing future for people and the planet.

Earth Tech helps startups and nonprofit social enterprises validate their solutions and business models, advance their technologies, raise funding, and create meaningful impact. Running each year from 2020–2022, Earth Tech will support up to 55 enterprises advancing climate and water solutions.

Apply Now

We’re recruiting for Earth Tech 2022! Apply by November 7 for our 2022 Cohort.

“Being part of Earth Tech has been a remarkable experience. I have learned so much about the skills needed to make change-making ventures a reality.”
- Kat Kavanagh, Water Rangers

Earth Tech is led by the Centre for Social Innovation, with education and coaching provided by the CSI Institute. It’s made possible through the generous support of the RBC Foundation, the Peter Gilgan Foundation, Bullfrog Power, and Vancity Community Investment Bank (VCIB). Earth Tech is also an SDTC-Seed Fund approved accelerator.

Earth Tech is a part of Accelerate from Anywhere, an initiative that supports emerging entrepreneurs driven by impact, with programs at every stage, and from anywhere in Canada.

HOW WE SUPPORT OUR VENTURES

During our climate programs, participating early-stage ventures have earned and raised nearly $35.5 million while supporting 443 full-time jobs.

We offer our ventures extensive, tailored supports, including: 

  • MENTORSHIP & ADVISING
    Bi-weekly one-to-one time with top, seasoned Entrepreneurs-in-Residence for outcomes-based coaching, and office hours with dozens of expert advisors

  • LEARNING
    Quality, customized workshops on topics like financial modelling, pitching, and impact measurement; invites to lunch & learns, panels, talks, and more!

  • CONNECTIONS & PROFILE
    Access to our network of networks, and connections to funding & other business opportunities; increased profile through our marketing and investor pitch events.

  • PEER SUPPORT
    Regular cohort workshops and events for peer-to-peer support and learning with like-minded entrepreneurs and innovators from across Canada.

Earth Tech is for early-stage Canadian startups and nonprofit social enterprises developing technologies that addresses a range of climate change or water outcomes. The program caters to pre-Series A, Validation or Efficiency-stage ventures with Technology Readiness level 3 or higher. Contact us if you have questions about Earth Tech ventures or your eligibility.

 

Please click here for more information.

 

Accelerate from Anywhere

Wherever you are in Canada, we have accelerators to help you at every stage of your enterprise, from ideation through to commercialization.

Accelerate from Anywhere (AfA) is for those tackling climate and water challenges through the power of entrepreneurship. Access mentors, advisors, training and networks with AfA.

We will match you to the program that’s right for you, whether you’re just beginning your journey or you’re already hard at work validating your solution, proving your business model, acquiring customers or raising capital.

With multiple cohorts running from Fall 2021 to Summer 2022, discover our programs below and apply!

Apply Now

Apply to all programs through one application form, and our team will then match you to the program that’s best for you.

“The accelerator has been a remarkable experience. I have learned so much about the skills needed to make change-making ventures a reality.”
- Kat Kavanagh, Water Rangers, Earth Tech 2020

PROGRAMS

Our broader climate solutions stream is for anyone pursuing solutions that address climate challenges but who are not primarily engaged in developing new technologies (e.g. natural or cultural solutions that may be leveraging existing technologies, such as reducing food waste, encouraging people to adopt plant-rich diets, supporting community gardens, building green roofs, or converting conventional farming to regenerative farming).

Our cleantech stream is for anyone developing new, scalable technologies that address climate and water challenges (e.g. clean energy and storage, electric transportation, bioplastics, alternative cement or refrigerants, carbon capture, circular materials, digital analytics and AI, or ocean tech).

Please click here for more information.