Carbon13: Climate entrepreneurship for scientists, developers and engineers

The biggest challenges in Net Zero and how to make them investable through Carbon13.

Upcoming dates:

Tuesday 7 December 2021 – 6:45-7:45pm GMT

Monday 17 January 2022 – 6:45-7:45pm GMT

Monday 7 February 2022 – 6:45-7:45pm GMT

About this Event

Welcome to Carbon13’s webinar, open to scientists, developers and engineers ready to focus on the biggest challenges and contribute to the global effort to reach Net Zero and build a venture that can credibly, measurably and significantly reduce CO₂e emissions. 

Whether you’re already working on a Net Zero solution or are new to entrepreneurship, this webinar will be an introduction to the opportunities in the Net Zero space, how to develop the solutions – and make them investable through 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 

If you are ready to start building a venture with CO2e emissions reduction as its purpose, then our webinar will demonstrate how Carbon13 supports founders to build high growth startups, including:
  • How the Venture Builder works, and what we look for in applicants
  • How to make the maximum impact on CO₂e emissions through channelling your technical skills, career and experiences to focus on the biggest challenges in Net Zero
  • How to get beyond the prototype and transition to a commercially successful venture which can also credibly, measurably and significantly reduce CO₂e emissions 

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

  • Support you to find an experienced, purpose driven commercial cofounder from the cohort of 60+ founders, including how to ask the difficult questions
  • Help you to build your network in the Net Zero and sustainable entrepreneurship world
  • Support you to use your technical abilities to influence the global effort to reach Net Zero
  • Help you understand which ideas are high-impact, high-potential and commercially viable, and avoid the incremental, slow or dead-end ideas
  • 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.