Hydrogen and Sustainability with Carbon13

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

Upcoming dates:

31st January 2023 – 13:00-14:00 GMT

About this Event

Join us at our ‘Hydrogen and Sustainability Entrepreneurship’ webinar, where our Chief Sustainability and Innovation Officer, Nicky Dee, will be exploring the future of hydrogen, the important role that scientist-founders play in the journey to Net Zero, and how the Carbon13 programme can support founders to get past the prototype and transition technical ideas into a commercial success.


This webinar is an introduction to the most urgent challenges in decarbonisation and emissions reduction, specifically focusing on the main problem areas that hyrodren scientists can solve through starting a climate tech venture. 

We will then discuss the venture capital route for funding these ventures and why it is currently the faster and often surer route for launching complex projects with a high decarbonisation impact.

Finally, we will cover how you can use Carbon13 to launch such a venture: how to move your concepts past TRL3-5, how to find the highest impact opportunity for your IP, and how to develop the appropriate funding strategy.

Whether you’ve already built a startup or are new to entrepreneurship, this webinar will introduce you to the specifics of building startups for the climate, i.e. startups with high decarbonisation or carbon capture potential. We’ll discuss the biggest opportunities in decarbonisation and carbon capture, and will also cover how founders use Carbon13’s Venture Builder to build these high impact and commercially scalable startups.

Who this webinar is for

This webinar is for every entrepreneur with technical expertise and an interest in the future of hydrogen, who wants to build a startup that fights climate change.

Whether you’re already working on a decarbonisation idea or piece of IP, or are new to climate entrepreneurship, this webinar will help you understand what you can do to make an impact on the climate.

You may also be part of a cofounding team already, but most founders come to us because they’re looking for a committed cofounder with the same appetite for innovation that they have. Our webinar will cover how we support technical founders to do this.

About Carbon13

Carbon13’s seven-month Venture Builder programme supports a cohort of 70+ founders to form cofounding teams and develop their ideas into a commercially successful venture capable of reducing emissions by millions of tonnes.

With 32 investments in 12 months, Carbon13 is fast becoming the best launchpad for complex projects with a high decarbonisation impact.

How does Carbon13 work?

On Carbon13 you are building a startup as part of a cohort of 70+ founders. You are not sat in a room being told what you already know. Our programme is designed to 10x the work you’re doing, because the planet doesn’t have time to waste on theory or incremental ideas.

Phase 1: Teaming & Ideation in 6 weeks

You will find a cofounder in the first 6 weeks. As a technical founder you most likely will team up with a founder with a proven track record in founding startups or leadership in emitting sectors. 90% of the 70+ founders on the cohort form teams within 6 weeks.

Phase 2: Validation in 9 weeks

Your team will intensely work on:

Team strengthening | Carbon intelligence | Rapid iterations of concepts | Business model forming | Prototype testing | Intellectual property | Customer development | Stakeholder development | Behaviour change | Governance | Venture incorporation

Phase 3: Acceleration in 4 months

After Phase 2, we invest pre-seed into 12-14 ventures. They then use Phase 3 to focus on market, product, business model and strategy to prepare the venture for further seed-stage investment. We also help you look at scaling strategies, managing growth pains and developing a funding strategy.

Cohort 5 will begin in Cambridge, UK on 14 March 2023. 

Europe Cohort 1 will begin on 18 April 2023.

Applications open now.