News, venture profiles and big ideas from the Climate Ventures community
IPCC report is Code Red
Climate Ventures remains as committed as ever to supporting and scaling climate solutions, and working in collaboration with others to give rise to the Next Economy – one that is green, regenerative, equitable and prosperous for all.
Introducing Accelerate from Anywhere
We’re launching Accelerate from Anywhere: a joint initiative of the Centre for Social Innovation and Foresight Canada that will provide an “acceleration ramp” for over 160 early-stage cleantech entrepreneurs from across the country.
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.
Tackling single-use plastic with a social enterprise built at Climate Ventures and CSI
When Adrianna Couto and Erika Reyes met at CSI, they instantly felt an “incredible connection,” largely ignited by their passion for sustainability. Neither of them could have predicted that just a couple years later, they would join forces as co-founders of Inwit, a social enterprise working to make the takeout industry circular and zero waste.
Working Together to Unlock the Other 50%
“This is not a time to toss our hands up and claim hope is lost: it’s time to lean in to unlock the other 50%,” writes Jeanette Jackson, CEO of Foresight.
Meet the new Climate Ventures: a CSI and Foresight partnership
The Centre for Social Innovation and Foresight are joining forces to grow Climate Ventures with the mission to accelerate climate solutions. CSI and Foresight will work on national programs and challenges, and bring Foresight’s cleantech programs to Ontario.
We’re Hiring! Program Coordinator, Climate Ventures
We’re hiring a Program Coordinator for Climate Ventures (and we’re very excited about it)! Working closely with the Senior Programs Manager of Climate Ventures, the position will contribute to the establishment and successful delivery of Accelerate from Anywhere.
CV Conversations: Nicole Rycroft from Canopy
Watch our interview with Nicole Rycroft, Executive Director of Canopy, Ashoka Fellow, and winner of the $3M USD Climate Breakthrough Award!
Alt Tex closes pre-seed round at $1.5M
Short for “alternative textiles,” ALT TEX is creating circular, biodegradable and carbon neutral textiles engineered from one of the world’s largest landfill contributors – food waste. The 2021 Earth Tech venture just closed its pre-seed round at $1.5M.
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.
CV Conversations: Dr. Melissa Lem from PaRX & CAPE
Watch our interview with Melissa Lem, a Vancouver family physician and Director of PaRx, Canada’s first national nature prescription program.