An introduction to Carbon13 for commercial founders

How to build a Net Zero startup with Carbon13: for founders from a corporate or entrepreneurial background

Upcoming dates:

Wednesday 1 December 2021 – 7-8pm GMT

Monday 10 January 2022 – 6:45-7:45pm GMT

Monday 31 January 2022 – 6:45-7:45pm GMT

Webinar: An introduction to Carbon13 for Commercial Founders

About this Event

Welcome to Carbon13’s webinar, open to anyone looking to build a startup that can reduce emissions and help the world achieve Net Zero.

Whether you’ve already grown a startup or are new to entrepreneurship, this webinar will introduce you to Net Zero entrepreneurship and to Carbon13’s Venture Builder.

Carbon13’s seven-month Venture Builder programme supports a cohort of 60+ founders to form cofounding teams and develop their ideas into a commercially successful venture capable of reducing emissions by millions of tonnes.

What you’ll learn

  • How the Venture Builder works, and what we look for in applicants
  • How to use your skills, career and experiences to be a founder; how to play to your strengths and understand what you bring to the table
  • How entrepreneurship will play a critical part in delivering the world-changing innovation needed to achieve Net Zero
  • Why Carbon13 is placed at the heart of the Cambridge ecosystem, the UK’s hotspot for climate entrepreneurship and deep tech ventures

We’ll also cover how Carbon13’s Venture Builder will:

  • Support you to find a technical cofounder from the cohort of 60+ founders, including how to ask the difficult questions
  • Help you understand how to find the high-impact high-potential ideas, and avoid the incremental, slow or dead-end ideas
  • Help you to build your network in the Net Zero and sustainable entrepreneurship world
  • Start you on an intensive journey of learning, around the challenges of Net Zero and sustainability and the best practices in entrepreneurship
  • Invest in the qualifying ventures built by founders on the programme

Who’s eligible for Carbon13’s Venture Builder

There is only one requirement to apply for Carbon13: the absolute commitment to reducing emissions through a scalable venture.

If you want to play your part in saving the climate and spend your time on making a meaningful impact, then you should apply to Carbon13.

When you join Carbon13 you join a cohort of 60+ founders who are all as dedicated to reducing emissions as you are. Each person has proven to us that they have the potential to build a high growth startup, and collectively they form a cohort with diversity at its core. This means a cohort which reflects the diversity of our society, and which also draws on every corner of the economy. The challenges of Net Zero are so complex, that people from every industry and sector are needed to come together to find those world-changing ideas.

Hear from our founders

Check out what cohort members say about us, to help you decide if you should join us:
“It’s easy to have ideas, it’s really difficult to get them to the point of investability. That’s why I’m super pleased to be on Carbon13 because it’s going to help get through those initial stages.” Amyas Phillips – Technical Founder

“It would have taken me years to meet 50 exceptionally talented and passionate founders who are determined to solve the climate crisis and Carbon13 did it in just a few weeks” Sarah Montgomery – Venture Catalyst Founder

“I’d like to build a business that proves that having sustainable goals at your heart can make you more economically successful.” Vanessa Macdougall – Commercial Founder

If you want to learn more about our current cohort take a look at our Meet the Cohort page.

Send to a friend

Please send our webinars and venture builder to anyone and everyone strongly motivated by the climate emergency, who believes as we do in the potential for entrepreneurship to be one of the vectors for change that our planet needs.
To fight the climate emergency, we need our best minds working on innovative solutions and we intend to support them every way we can. In particular, we support talented people such as:
  • Engineers, scientists or developers, with expertise which they want to use to create a venture because entrepreneurship is their chosen way to quickly make a significant impact and work on the biggest challenges in Net Zero.
  • Entrepreneurs looking for their next big challenge ideally in the climate change space. They are most probably in a search of the right idea and value proposition, and want to meet a co-founder with deep expertise in technology or the climate space.
  • Other experienced folks with relevant industry expertise and networks (e.g. in energy, transport, agriculture, food, buildings, manufacturing) or startup expertise (sales, product management, design).

Our why

Carbon13 is the venture builder for the climate emergency.
We are selecting and supporting 1000 entrepreneurs over 5 years who will build scalable ventures with the potential to reduce carbon emissions by over 400 million tons per annum.
We strongly believe that startup innovation is necessary to save the planet. Everyone who has the talent to make a difference to the climate emergency should be channelling that talent into the one great effort that humanity most needs. 

Without entrepreneurs, we won’t get enough innovation to solve this problem and we won’t get it fast enough. This is what drives everyone at Carbon13, and has led us to create the venture builder to support entrepreneurs to achieve the high growth ventures that can make a meaningful impact on carbon emissions.