Carbon13’s Webinars | On-demand

What does building a venture to reduce humanity’s emissions actually look like in practice?


The webinar recordings below introduce the Carbon13 model and look at the opportunities entrepreneurs can take to build high impact startups which have a significant impact on carbon emissions.
 

We also explore how Carbon13’s specialised support for founders means they can form a team capable of game-changing innovation, maximise their potential to reduce carbon, and de-risk the first few months of the venture’s development.

Carbon13 supports people from scientific backgrounds to become founders of a high growth startup which can credibly, measurably and significantly reduce carbon emissions. We do this through our venture builder for the climate emergency and this webinar is an introduction aimed at scientists, developers, technologists and engineers, to discuss how you can make an impact on carbon by commercialising your expertise or prototype, or by simply understanding “how to get past the prototype”.

0:01:40 – Why do we need entrepreneurship to address the climate emergency?

0:04:30 – Why we need a new way of thinking

0:10:53 – An introduction to Carbon13

0:17:23 – Who should join Carbon13?

0:21:09 – Overview of Carbon13’s Venture Builder

0:24:30 – Overview of Carbon13’s Investment Committee

0:27:02 – How is Carbon13 different from other Venture Builder programmes?

0:36:25 – The Carbon13 Venture Builder application process

0:38:38 – The Carbon13 team

0:40:37 – What problems do we solve for founders?

0:44:54 – The key ingredient for Climate Entrepreneurship

0:45:50 – The “Carbon Addressable Market”

0:49:12 – Where do promising ideas for ventures come from?

0:55:20 – Why do we need entrepreneurship in the net zero economy?

1:05:33 – Challenges in the early stages of entrepreneurship

Become a founder of a high growth startup which can credibly, measurably and significantly reduce carbon emissions. Carbon13’s eight month Venture Builder for the Climate Emergency brings together a select cohort of talented people from science, research and industry, all highly motivated to reduce carbon emissions and equivalents. On the programme we will enable you to come together with a technical cofounder to develop a scalable business that can reduce carbon emissions. Carbon13 is placed at the heart of the Cambridge ecosystem, the UK’s hotspot for climate entrepreneurship and deep tech ventures.

0:01:28 – Why do we need entrepreneurship to address the climate emergency?

0:03:30 – Why we need a new way of thinking

0:07:07 – What is a “net zero startup”?

0:16:18 – Who should join Carbon13?

0:19:33 – Overview of Carbon13’s Venture Builder

0:24:50 – Our framework for venture growth

0:29:52 – What problems do we solve for founders?

0:36:30 – The key ingredient for Climate Entrepreneurship

0:37:30 – The “Carbon Addressable Market”

0:40:30 – Where do promising ideas for ventures come from?

0:46:46 – Why do we need entrepreneurship in the net zero economy?

0:53:17 – Choosing your entrepreneurial identity

0:57:25 – Carbon13’s target industries

0:59:43 – Carbon13’s ecosystem

Carbon13’s Venture Builder will create high growth ventures that each have the potential to reduce emissions by 10 million tonnes. These will be companies which produce game changing innovation, transform our economy, and contribute to the collective human effort to leave a planet habitable for our children. 

It is essential that women play a leading role. 

And there has never been a more pressing time for women to join the Net Zero economy. 

0:01:54 - What is a "net zero startup"?

0:03:04 - Who should join our programmes?

0:04:45 - Women in entrepreneurship

0:07:45 - The systemic problems faced by women

0:08:44 - The importance of women in the design process

0:12:15 - The "typical" entrepreneur?

0:13:48 - The idea of leadership

0:15:30 - Leadership as purpose - our view of leadership

0:18:20 - Innovation and disagreement

0:19:55 - Carbon13's Venture Builder structure

0:21:32 - Carbon13's ecosystem

0:24:25 - Equal representation on Carbon13's Venture Builder

0:26:00 - Carbon13's plans for future cohorts

0:28:44 - How to define your founder "type"

0:31:50 - How is Carbon13 different from other accelerator programmes?

0:34:30 - The time required from participants of Carbon13's Venture Builder

Carbon13 de-risks the venture building process for founders from a corporate background or for founders new to the Net Zero Economy.

 

You need smart, experienced people on your team, money, mentors, and advice on getting it right first time. Carbon13’s Venture Builder for the climate emergency offers you all these things through our eight month programme. Talented professionals with a track record of success, and intimate knowledge of their industry, are often actually best placed to execute a startup that will really make the impact we need to reach net zero.

 

It’s our job to help you succeed.

Carbon13 supports developers to become founders of high growth startups which can credibly, measurably and significantly reduce carbon emissions. We do this through our venture builder for the climate emergency and this webinar is an introduction aimed at developers to discuss how you can make an impact on carbon by understanding “how to get past the prototype”.

0:02:00 – Why do we need entrepreneurship to address the climate emergency? 

0:04:36 – Why we need a new way of thinking 

0:09:10 – What is a net zero startup? 

0:18:00 – Who are the customers of a net zero venture? 

0:22:05 – Disruption in the net zero economy 

0:26:30 – What specific sectors are we interested in? 

0:28:03 – Carbon13’s mission and Venture Builder 

0:30:14 – Will there be legal support for entrepreneurs? 

0:31:05 – Our Domain Experts 

0:33:13 – Our entrepreneurs and their ideas 

0:38:20 – Do you need an idea and what skills do you need? 

0:42:09 – Who should join our Venture Builder? 

0:43:55 – The structure of the Venture Builder 

0:47:23 – What problems do we solve for founders? 

0:54:15 – What are we looking for? 

0:56:00 – Where do promising ideas for ventures come from? 

1:01:48 – Why do we need entrepreneurship in the net zero economy? 

1:16:41 – Using existing social infrastructure to combat climate change 

Apply to Carbon13's Venture Builder

You bring your talent and commitment to reducing carbon emissions. We bring everything else you need to make progress on a venture. 

 

Apply now to be part of the 20 technical, 20 commercial or 10 wild card founders making up our cohort in March 2021 – or if you have any questions email us on [email protected]