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Our Venture Programmes

Carbon13’s programmes help determined people to build companies that transform global systems for a Net Zero future.

Come build with us and change the world.

Cohort 4 of the Venture Builder saw 100 founders begin their journeys in Cambridge

Our Venture Builder programme and Venture Launchpad programme are specifically designed for founders to develop startups targeted at mitigating greenhouse gas emissions on a global scale. 

Three programme choices

Through these programmes, we support founders at all stages of start-up development, from the very beginning of ideas and co-founder teaming, through to pre-seed investment and scale. But unlike traditional accelerators, when you start a programme with Carbon13, you will be pushed to achieve our minimum target of emissions mitigation potential of 10 million tonnes of CO2e per year when at scale. We can enable founders to aim this high because our programmes are built on a world class ecosystem of climatetech and carbon experts, partners and investors. It takes a community to build a startup. You’re welcome to join ours.

Venture Builder UK

The Venture Builder is for those seeking co-founders and at the earliest stage of their journey –  you don’t even need a startup idea.

The programme is eight months long with successful ventures benefitting from early investment. Founders can participate from anywhere in the world, except for a short in-person introduction period in Cambridge.

Venture Builder Europe

The Venture Builder in Europe uses the same Carbon13 approach as the UK, but is intended for founders resident, or who are able to work, in the EU.

The programme is eight months long with a small in-person introduction period in Berlin.

Venture Launch pad

The Venture Launchpad is an eighteen week accelerator for established teams who haven’t raised equity finance yet but are looking to do so.

The programme is 100% remote and can be done from anywhere in the world. 

"If you want breakthrough innovation, which is what humanity needs right now, then you have to bring diverse groups of people together and that is at the heart of what we do."

Launching the Venture Launchpad in partnership with Barclays Eagle Labs

The Carbon13 Venture Launchpad, in partnership with Barclays Eagle Labs, supports early stage startups to launch high-potential, global impact climatetech ventures. Of particular interest are scalable innovations for food, land and nature.

Upcoming events: find out more about the Venture Builders and Venture Launchpad

Attend one of our regular events/webinars where you can ask any questions you may have about our programmes. 

Which programme should you choose?

I am / we are... Venture Builder UK Venture Builder Europe Venture Launchpad
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Looking for a cofounder
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UK registered business (or intending to register)
EU registered business (or intending to register)
Early stage idea or no idea
Established idea or revenue-generating