Become a Domain Expert and mentor high potential Net Zero startups
We are seeking to add to our corps of Domain Experts to assist us in the establishment and scaling of our ambitious and ground-breaking ventures. Domain Experts are highly valued members of the Carbon13 community, who bring their significant business and technical knowledge to bear on the success of our cohorts of ventures.
Carbon13 entrepreneurs will collectively build scalable ventures with the potential to reduce carbon emissions by over 400 million tonnes or 1% of global emissions.
Each venture in our cohort aims to build a scalable, commercial enterprise with the potential to remove at least 10m tonnes CO2e per annum from the emissions base. Carbon13 Domain Experts help founders to identify, understand and address the challenges they face in meeting these ambitious goals.
We need Domain Experts with demonstrable experience in both business and startup domains AND technical and sustainability domains. We’re looking for people with deep expertise and both strategic and operational experience in a wide variety of business functions (marketing, sales, finance, legal, people, operations, design/engineering…) and in all areas connected to greenhouse gas emissions: across energy, buildings, agriculture, transportation and manufacturing. See full list below.
If you feel you have a piece of the puzzle, you can make a real impact on climate change by feeding it into the startups we are building.
To respond to this very important call to action, please register as a Carbon13 Domain Expert here
We thank you in advance for your commitment to this very important initiative and look forward to your contributions!
The Carbon13 Team
Low carbon and high growth
You’ll be working with ventures generated by the Venture Builder programme. Each venture is focused on building a high growth startup with the potential to reduce carbon emissions by 10 million tonnes.
We would ask all our DEs to give a minimum of 15 hours per cohort to our ventures. There will be exceptions where you have very specialist skills/input that are only relevant to one or two teams.
We will call on Domain Experts according to the needs we see emerging from each cohort (Cohort 1 started March 2021 and Cohort 2 starts September 2021). This means we don’t guarantee all Domain Experts will be needed for each cohort.
Areas of domain expertise
We’ve divided the target areas of domain expertise into two categories: Startups and Net Zero. Scroll down for the longlist of specialisms to see which areas you could help our founders with.
Areas of domain expertise
Brand & marketing – blockchain – business modelling / long term strategy – contracts – corporate governance – data (analysis, management, science) – e-commerce / retail – finance – founder development – funding and grant applications – general start up advice – go to market strategy (B2B & B2C) – government relations and contracts – growth hacking strategies – hardware product design – idea generation – influencing policy – intellectual property – investment fundraising – legal – making smart partnerships / investments – managing conflict – manufacturing – market research – marketing – open data – operations – people & talent (recruitment / culture) – pitching skills – product design – production development – project management – R&D investment – sales (B2B & B2C) – selling businesses to corporates – software as a service (SAAS) – software engineering – supply chain logistics.
agriculture – AI – architecture – aviation – batteries -behavioural science – big data – biology – bioplastics – biotech – building energy use – carbon capture – carbon footprinting – carbon pricing – carbon sequestration – cement production, chemistry – circular economy – cities – clean tech – construction – demand side management – desalination – domestic energy consumption – drones – electric vehicles – electric vehicle charging –
electrolysers – electronics – energy – energy networks – energy storage – fashion – finance – fintech – food – food loss & waste – geology – green finance – grid (balancing / infrastructure) – health care – heat pumps – highways – hydro power – hydrogen – hydrogen economy – industry – innovation analysis – insulation – IOT – iron & steel production – land use change & forestry – legislation & policy – life cycle analysis – logistics – manufacturing – materials – mobility – oil and gas – packaging – producer responsibility – PV – rail – refrigeration & AC – renewable energy – satellite tech – shipping & marine transport – smart energy (domestic) – smart energy (industrial) – supply chain logistics – telecoms – tidal power – transportation – water & irrigation – wind power
Meet the Carbon13 team
Dr Chris ColeridgeFounder & CEO
Chris is Senior Faculty in Management Practice at Cambridge Judge Business School. For 14 years he has been teaching and carrying out advisory work in entrepreneurship and strategy. He is a former entrepreneur and holds an MBA from London Business School, an MSc in Social Psychology and a PhD in Management from the London School of Economics.
Katy FordCo-founder & COO
Prior to joining Carbon13 as its Chief Operating Officer, Katy spent 15 years as the Chief Executive of a FCA regulated finance company, lending to and supporting small businesses, from across all sectors. Prior to this Katy was the Treasury Manager for a large captive insurance management company. Katy brings operational, financial and governance strengths to Carbon13.
Frank KnowlesCo-founder & Non-Executive Director
Frank is a social impact angel investor. He has over 30 years experience in financial services as an investor, top-ranked high yield credit analyst and adviser. Most recently he was a founding partner in New Street Research. Frank has an MA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, and holds a Diploma in Entrepreneurship from Cambridge Judge Business School, for whom he now acts as a programme mentor.
Dr Nicky DeeCo-founder & Chief Sustainability and Innovation Officer
Nicky is currently a fellow with the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, associate of St Johns Innovation Centre, and MD of an independent consultancy. Nicky has a PhD in environmental technology management from the University of Cambridge. She regularly works with ventures directly as well as those who can support them in developed and developing countries e.g. UNEP, DfID, Nesta, Climate KIC, Defra, EU, Unilever.
Michael LangguthCo-founder & Chief Strategy Officer
Michael is a serial entrepreneur originally from Germany. His first business was a peer-to-peer letting business in the Netherlands in the early 2000s. His most recent start-up, Poq, is a London based software-as-a-service platform for mobile shopping, powering the apps of some of the largest retailers in the world. The company has grown over 10 years out of UCL where Michael holds an MSc in Technology Entrepreneurship.
Sara JonesMarketing Manager
Sara has a decade of experience working in startups, including founding her own. She specialises in marketing, covering digital, content, and growth marketing. She is an alumna of the New Entrepreneurs Foundation and member of Founders of the Future. She holds a First Class degree in Classics from UCL.
Abigail DombeyInterim Communities Director
Abigail is an energy and sustainability engineer, having previously worked as Head of Sustainability at the University of Brighton, leading on their carbon reduction programme. As Communities Director at Carbon13, one of her key roles is to help identify Domain Experts / Entrepreneurs in Residence and to manage that community. She is also Chair of Hydrogen Sussex, supporting and facilitating the hydrogen economy across the region.
Eleanor NavradyMarketing and Operations Officer
Eleanor is a recent graduate from Lancaster University with a First Class degree in Marketing Management. She has experience in the international PR team at Intel Corporation and aids the Carbon13 team in all operational and marketing activities.
Leilani BeltranProgramme Manager
Leilani is a cardiovascular research scientist with experience working in and managing laboratories at the US National Institutes of Health and King's College London. After a stint in scientific procurement and qualifying for an Advanced Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, Leilani began working with Cannasa, an award-winning CBD drinks company, and Start Codon, the Cambridge healthcare accelerator.