Carbon13: For Developers, Machine Learning Specialists, and Data Scientists

The biggest challenges in decarbonisation and how to use Carbon13 to build startups to solve them

Upcoming dates:

18th January 2023 – 18:00-19:00 BST

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About this Event

This webinar is an introduction to the biggest challenges in decarbonisation and emissions reduction, specifically focusing on the main problem areas that developers and data scientists can solve through starting a climatetech venture. 

This webinar will also cover how you can use Carbon13 to do this, including finding the right cofounder, maximising the total addressable carbon reduction, and building an investable startup to deliver the maximum impact.  

Who this webinar is for

This webinar is for every software developer, data scientist or ML specialist who wants to build software that fights climate change.

Whether you’re already working on a decarbonisation idea or MVP, or are new to climate entrepreneurship, this webinar will help you understand what you can do to make an impact on the climate. 

Carbon13 is based in Cambridge UK, and Berlin but the mostly-remote programme is open to everyone around the world. 

About Carbon13

Software is crucial to how our world can decarbonise the way it travels, eats, makes and powers the world – and developers use Carbon13 to focus only on the biggest problems, to make the biggest impact on emissions. 

If you want to fight climate change, then Carbon13 is currently the strongest launchpad for you to build a decarbonisation venture from scratch—we’ve made pre-seed investments in 32 teams in the last 12 months.

We only work with early stage founders who can team up with serial entrepreneurs, carbon experts and industry folks (who make up the rest of our cohorts) to build ventures that can reduce emissions by 10 million tonnes a year. 

Working on an MVP?

Unlike accelerators, you do NOT need an idea or MVP to join Carbon13, though you can apply with one if you do. For those of you without a fixed idea, you will either be supported to find an idea to develop which can significantly reduce emissions, or join a cofounder/team with strong insights into an emitting industry and lead the implementation of their validated customer pain points.

How does Carbon13 work?

On Carbon13 you are building a startup as part of a cohort of 70+ founders. You are not sat in a room being told what you already know. Our programme is designed to 10x the work you’re doing, because the planet doesn’t have time to waste on theory or incremental ideas.

Phase 1: Teaming & Ideation in 6 weeks

You will find a cofounder in the first 6 weeks. As a technical founder you most likely will team up with a founder with a proven track record in founding startups or leadership in emitting sectors. 90% of the 70+ founders on the cohort form teams within 6 weeks. 

Phase 2: Validation in 9 weeks 

Your team will intensely work on: 

Team strengthening | Carbon intelligence | Rapid iterations of concepts | Business model forming | Prototype testing | Intellectual property | Customer development | Stakeholder development | Behaviour change | Governance | Venture incorporation 

Phase 3: Acceleration in 4 months

After Phase 2, we invest pre-seed into 12-14 ventures. They then use Phase 3 to focus on market, product, business model and strategy to prepare the venture for further seed-stage investment. We also help you look at scaling strategies, managing growth pains and developing a funding strategy.  

The next cohort will begin in Cambridge, UK on 14th March 2023. On 21st of February, Berlin’s 1st Cohort will begin. Applications for both open now.

Carbon13 in numbers

  • 50 startups launched since March 2021
  • £2.5 million investment across 20 ventures
  • 50% of the ventures are software, 50% science or hardware based
  • 70 potential cofounders on every cohort
  • 35 technical, 35 commercial cofounders
  • 90+% of each cohort forms a cofounding team within 6 weeks
  • 100s of domain experts, carbon experts, entrepreneurs in residence
  • 50% of our 32 invested ventures have already raised further funding 

  • 18 of the 32 ventures have female cofounders 

  • 10 million tonnes of emissions every year. We only launch startups that have the potential to reduce emissions by 10 million tonnes

We caused climate change. Let’s fix it.  

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.