Welcome to Carbon13’s webinar for founders with scientific backgrounds who are passionate about climate innovation and want to build a startup to reduce GHG emissions.
Together with Berlin 1 founder Dr Koustubh Dube, we talk about how the transition from science to entrepreneurship succeeds, the challenges scientists face, but also what scientists bring to the table that enriches entrepreneurship as a whole.
Dr Koustubh Dube is the CTO of Climalyst and works with co-founder Dr Sandra Astete on low-energy carbon capture solutions. He holds a PhD in polymer chemistry and has more than 12 years of experience in the synthesis of catalytic inorganic compounds and polymers. Koustubh has joined Carbon13 in Berlin Cohort 1.
Carbon13 is a response to the climate emergency. We recognise that despite the increasing number of commitments to net zero emissions, there is still uncertainty on how to deliver. There are existing technologies to deploy but we also require innovation to reinvent the rules and therefore reimagine what is possible.
Carbon13 is not just about investing in a few startups, it is about harnessing the entrepreneurial spirit. That means engaging with academia, business, policy makers, NGOs, consumers, new standards and finance. We need pioneers across the spectrum and that is where our community is critical to the success of our ventures and the transformation we need to see.