Become a Domain Expert or Startup 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 and Startup 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.    

Sarah Dees discusses a founder's idea

Sarah Dees mentors a cohort 4 founder.


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 and Startup Experts help founders to identify, understand and address the challenges they face in meeting these ambitious goals.

We’re looking for Net Zero and technology experts in all areas connected to greenhouse gas emissions: across energy, buildings, agriculture, transportation and manufacturing. See full list below.

We’re also keen to find people with broad strategic and operational experience in a wide variety of Start-Up business functions (marketing, sales, finance, legal, people, operations, design/engineering…) to join us as a Start-Up expert. You will help nurture our founders as they create their business and guide the creative and disruptive process that this early stage involves.  

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. Please read through our Domain Expert FAQ for more information.

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

Key Information

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.

Time commitment

Startup Experts engage with our founders earlier and more regularly. Domain Experts may be called on to support a specific venture with a specific problem, which may only require an hour phone call, or longer as needed. In both cases you control how much you can commit to. 


We will call on Domain or Startup Experts according to the needs we see emerging from each cohort. This means we don’t guarantee all Domain or Startup 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

If your expertise is not included above, but you think would be of benefit to a Net Zero startup, then contact us at