The Centre for Social Innovation is helping to build the Next Economy, one that is sustainable, equitable, and prosperous for all. CSI’s Climate Ventures supports the development and implementation of the climate solutions integral to this social and economic transformation. During our climate programs, early-stage enterprises have earned and raised over $24.5M while supporting 263 jobs.
Now, we’re proud to launch Earth Tech – a six-month accelerator for those working on technology solutions to address climate or freshwater challenges – with our inaugural cohort of 16 ventures. This program is made possible with the support of the RBC Foundation, Bullfrog Power, Vancity Community Investment Bank and WWF-Canada, and with education and coaching services provided to the ventures by the Social Innovation Institute.
Earth Tech helps ventures validate their solutions, advance their technology, become financially sustainable, and create meaningful impact. We offer access to Entrepreneurs-in-Residence and top advisors, free workspace, workshops, and opportunities to pitch to funders and investors.
Earth Tech will run once a year from 2020–2022, supporting up to 55 startups and nonprofits advancing solutions to our greatest environmental challenges. Learn more about Earth Tech and the 2020 cohort here: https://climateventures.org/earthtech