News, venture profiles and big ideas from the Climate Ventures community
Earth Tech celebrates our 2022 ventures’ successes
Earth Tech caters to early-stage ventures, supporting them in advancing their technologies, businesses, and environmental impact. In a company’s infancy, before first customers, investors, and measurable results, it can be tricky to measure success. But given the importance – and difficulty – of cleantech innovation, we need to recognize and celebrate early wins! We spoke […]
Celebrating three years of Earth Tech
Addressing the climate crisis is a huge undertaking, requiring systems change across culture, policy and markets – including major advances in innovation and technology. Earth Tech is a 6-month cleantech accelerator program founded in 2020 by Climate Ventures to help fast-track the success of early-stage ventures focused on climate and water solutions. Now a part […]
Circular economy entrepreneurs are closing the loop on waste
Cross-posted from Bullfrog Power To some, “circular economy” is just another sustainability buzzword. But to many cleantech entrepreneurs, the circular economy is a guiding principle that can transform every industry, improve our quality of life, and increase profits – all while addressing climate change. Bullfrog Power spoke to five ventures from Earth Tech, an accelerator […]
Cleantech startups are racing to solve our biggest net-zero problems
Cross-posted from Bullfrog Power With high-profile companies announcing net-zero targets seemingly every week, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the private sector is leading the charge to reduce carbon emissions. However, the 2021 S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment complicates that notion: while the majority of the 30 largest companies by sector have made net-zero pledges, about two thirds […]
Earth Tech ventures continue to amaze: Welcome 2022 cohort!
Our 2022 Earth Tech accelerator kicked off last week, and we couldn’t be more excited to announce and welcome the new cohort! Heading into our third year, we continue to be impressed by the range of solutions, the diversity of founding teams, and the tenacity of entrepreneurs working to build and implement climate and water […]
Our Impact – and we’re only getting started
It all started back in September 2018 The Centre for Social Innovation originally opened Climate Ventures as a coworking space for climate entrepreneurs in Toronto, and with a cleantech fellowship and an accelerator program for social enterprises aiming to reduce GHG emissions. Fast forward a few years and acceleration has become our core practice, running […]
Four Earth Tech alumni secure SDTC seed funding!
As a Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)-approved accelerator, Climate Ventures has the chance to nominate two of our accelerated ventures per quarter to the SDTC seed fund. We’re delighted to announce that both our most recent nominations – Earth Tech 2021 alumni 2S Water and ALT TEX – were successful in the SDTC seed fund’s […]
What our ventures and advisors are saying about Earth Tech
We’re recruiting for our Earth Tech accelerator and looking for 20 promising startups or non-profits to join our 2022 cohort. Learn more and apply or spread the word by November 7. Cleantech has a critical role to play in tackling the climate crisis and transitioning to the Next Economy. Canada already punches above its weight globally, ranking […]
Flash Forest, an Earth Tech 2020 venture, raises $3.5M
Congrats to drone reforestation company Flash Forest for raising $3.5M, with $1.8M coming from Emissions Reduction Alberta and $1.7M coming from Sustainable Development Technology Canada.
Rainstick, an Earth Tech 2020 venture, raises $1M
RainStick Shower has secured over $1 million CAD in seed financing to support the launch of its water-saving smart shower system.
ALT TEX Takes Home 1st Place Audience Choice Award at Our Earth Tech Pitch Night
On June 30, supporters from across Canada and beyond tuned in to watch 16 climate ventures from our Earth Tech accelerator pitch live for $10,000.
13 Earth Tech Ventures Winning Big for the Planet
It’s Canadian Innovation Week. This year’s theme includes a call to celebrate social innovators who move “from challenge to champion.” With that, we’re profiling the big wins of some of our 2020 and 2021 Earth Tech ventures as they champion cleantech solutions that tackle pressing environmental challenges.