Climate Pitch for Women

Description:

Climate Pitch is a funding platform to support climatetech startups as they develop early traction with clients. From the large pool of climatetech startups in our portfolio, we are bringing philanthropic funding support to provide grants to select, promising starts to make sure their funding needs are bridged in the early stages. Climate Collective has been striving to support more women in business through our programs. Be it in clean energy solutions, sustainable consumption or finding alternatives to plastic, women are leading the way. Climate Pitch for Women aims to strengthen support for women-led startups from our Women in Climate Entrepreneurship (WICE) Initiative with small grants to strengthen their entry into the market. We are inviting 8 of the promising startups from the WICE portfolio to be part of this platform for our first pilot.

When: 06 September 2021

Time: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM Indian Standard Time

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ClimateLaunchpad South Asia Regional Finals, 2021

Description:

Climate Collective Foundation is hosting the South Asia Regional Finals for the year 2021! Come, witness the cleantech revolution happening across South Asian countries: India, Sri Lanka, and Maldives. The winners from each country’s National Finals will be pitching at this event in front of the regional juries to battle their way to the ClimateLaunchpad 2021 Global Grand Finals! Be a part of this regional climate and cleantech awesomeness, network with stakeholders across countries, and be inspired by cutting-edge innovation!

When: 11 September 2021

Time: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM Indian Standard Time

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ClimateLaunchpad National Finals, 2021

Description:

ClimateLaunchpad is a global green business idea competition with a mission to unlock the world’s cleantech potential that addresses climate change. Several green startups join this program every year and after going through months of training and mentoring, they pitch their business ideas at the finals. The crème de la crème of green startups from India, Sri Lanka, and Maldives pitch at the national finals to battle for their spot at the ClimateLaunchpad 2021 South Asia Regional Finals. 

When: 03 September 2021

Time: 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM Indian Standard Time

Learn more about ClimateLaunchpad: https://climatelaunchpad.org/

Climate Ready for Students

Description:

Climate Ready for Students is a unique initiative by the Climate Collective Foundation with an aim to raise the entrepreneurial spirit among young innovators. This program is designed specifically to help young students learn about taking their innovative ideas to the market. This event serves as the final closing session for the participants, where the students share and present their leanings via their pitch decks.

When: 07 September 2021

Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Indian Standard Time

Contact us to learn more: [email protected]

Investor Talk: Fundraising for climatetech startups

Description:

This session is for early-stage growing startups, where we will hear perspectives from a set of pre-Series A investors on fundraising pathways for climate and cleantech startups in South Asia. Speakers will be announced via social media.

The session will be moderated by folks at the Climate Seeds Fund (an accelerator-integrated fund that will make two-staged investments in early-stage climatetech startups in South Asia).

 
When: 10 September 2021

Time: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Indian Standard Time

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A panel discussion on Government Policy supporting Climate Tech Startups

Description:

Are you an early stage startup looking for opportunities from the Government? Join this panel discussion conducted by Climate Collective Foundation in partnership with AGNIi Mission to learn about key Government policies, grants and support for early stage climate focused startups by the government, women focussed opportunities by government and much more. Learn from speakers representing key government stakeholders like  Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Office of Principal Scientific Adviser to Government of India and more.

When: 08 September 2021

Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Indian Standard Time (Tentative)

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AGNIi Mission Introduction and Use-case Development for Climate Tech Startups

Description:

As an early-stage climate tech startup are you having difficulties finding your first customer or are looking to understand how you can target your innovation or solution for corporate/ industry customers? Join this webinar which will bring out AGNii Mission’s experience of receiving use-cases and problem statements from corporates that are directly/ indirectly related to climate change mitigation. This may provide avenues and pathways for participants to align their efforts towards corporate needs and larger market trends.

When: 11 September 2021

Time: 11:00 AM to 11:30 PM Indian Standard Time

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Impact Training Session by Climate Impact Forecast 

Description:

Measuring and showcasing impact is tough but equally important for climate impact startups, to showcase impact to customers, investors and to understand areas of improvement. Climate Impact Forecast is a quick-and-easy tool to measure, improve and showcase the climate impact of businesses in early stages, and a steppingstone towards more meticulous life cycle assessment for established companies. The CIF team is holding a free hands-on 5 hours training session with their experienced trainers for assessing impact for selected startups.

When: 09 September 2021

Time: 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM Indian Standard Time

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Startup Credits Workshop – ‘Leveraging AWS VC & Startup Ecosystem for scale’ by Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Description:

Are you a climate or cleantech startup? Learn more about the AWS global startup business development team, the AWS lifecycle support for startups, how to manage your funding wisely, and accelerating your go-to-market efforts. One more reason not to miss this session: you will hear more about the Climate Pledge Fund, a corporate venture capital fund that invests in companies that can accelerate Amazon’s path to meeting the Climate Pledge.

When: 06 September 2021

Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Indian Standard Time

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Startup Credits Workshop – by Microsoft for Startups

Description:

If you are a climate or cleantech startup, then learn more about the ‘Microsoft for Startups’ program, which focuses on innovative, technical solutions unique in the market that will benefit from access to Microsoft enterprise customers and sales channels. Do not miss this session if you are a ready-to-scale or B2B startup and have found product-market fit and customer traction, typically with Series A-C funding.

When: 06 September 2021

Time: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Indian Standard Time

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Voluntary Carbon Markets training by EnKing International on Electric Vehicles and Energy Efficiency

Description:

Enking International is a pre-eminent brand in the realm of “climate change, carbon credit and sustainability solutions across the globe. This training session is targeted specifically at startups in the Electric Vehicles, Renewable Energy andEnergy Efficiency domain to help them leverage the various opportunities in the Voluntary Carbon Markets. This workshop is free and covers the basics about the market and help the participants explore the market further.

When: 10 September 2021

Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Indian Standard Time

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Voluntary Carbon Markets training by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH followed by ‘Leveraging REC environmental markets for the Decentralised renewables financing’ session by Shell Foundation

 

Description: 

Voluntary carbon markets play an essential role in climate action and could be leveraged optimally by startups requiring capital and creating a significant impact through their operations. By selling voluntary carbon credits generated due to emission reductions caused using their products and services, green startups and social enterprises can generate additional revenue, attract investors, and measure their climate change mitigation impact. ​This workshop would help overcome limited awareness and capacity barriers amongst green startups and social enterprises to estimate their emission reduction impact and access voluntary carbon markets. ​

‘Leveraging REC environmental markets for the Decentralised renewables financing’ session by Shell Foundation

Presented by: Mr. Ashish Kumar
Climate & Innovation Lead, Shell Foundation

When: 08 September 2021

Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Indian Standard Time

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Climate Start Program Convening

Description:

If you are an ESO that supports climate and cleantech startups, then this program is for you! Climate Start is an initiative by the Climate Collective Foundation to support incubators and accelerators having an extensive or growing portfolio of climate and cleantech startups. It gives us great pleasure to invite you to partner with us. Let’s create an integrated ecosystem for climate and cleantech startups!

Impact certificate convening: This convening is for the Enterprise Support Organizations (ESOs) in the ecosystem who support impact startups. We want to have a discussion to understand the best practices, methodologies and tools used to support startups measure and showcase their impact. We want to map out the challenges, knowledge gaps to be bridged in this area and help chart out the way forward for the ecosystem to better support impact startups in showcasing their positive impact effectively

When: 08 September 2021

Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Indian Standard Time

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ElectronVibe 2021 Program Convening

Description:

ElectronVibe is a business-case development competition to identify and showcase entrepreneurial and technological innovations by mature power sector startups for Indian electric utilities, with refined solutions arrived at via a co-creation process. This roundtable event brings together several stakeholders from the power sector, including representatives from electric utilities and think tanks, as well as startups that showcase the innovation and activities in the power sector. Startups from the ElectronVibe 2020 cohort will have the opportunity to pitch their innovations to the participating electric utilities. Some of our program partners will also discuss their current activities relevant to the power sector. The New Energy Nexus India team will also be introducing the cohort of startups for ElectronVibe 2021 Challenge #1. 

When: 08 September 2021

Time: 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM Indian Standard Time

Learn more: https://electronvibe.com/

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South Asian Ecosystem Convening

Description:

Climate Collective builds climate startup platforms that take an “ecosystem” approach to support startups in the startup journey. The Collective is building an integrated set of platforms, thereby taking a holistic view of support, integrating the ecosystem across funding platforms, educational programs, community programs, etc. The Collective acts as an Ecosystem Operator to create synergies across these programs, as well as to integrate them with other stakeholders at different parts of the startup Journey. During this convening, we are bringing in all the ecosystem members that share a common vision in order to explore cross-border opportunities for the betterment of the climate and cleantech ecosystem.

When: 11 September 2021

Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Indian Standard Time

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Women in Climate Entrepreneurship convening

Description:

Women in Climate Entrepreneurship (WICE) is an initiative to develop a more gender-inclusive ecosystem for climate startups. WICE aims to make entrepreneurship more inclusive and accessible by equipping young female students and graduates with an understanding of climate change issues and business skills to bridge knowledge gaps and boost confidence to take up entrepreneurship. WICE also supports early-stage women-led startups to build business literacy, bridge knowledge gaps and further leverage other opportunities in the ecosystem for continued support through their startup journey. This convening will focus on the various opportunities that can be explored for women entrepreneurs in the arena of climate and cleantech.

When: 06 September 2021

Time: 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM Indian Standard Time

Learn more: http://womeninclimateentrepreneurship.org/

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Climate Fintech Corporate Engagement

Description:

Climate finance is gaining traction in India at the policy and corporate levels. Recently, India became the second-largest issuer of green bonds globally, with over $10 billion issued and an increasing number of financing institutions adding green financing products to their portfolios. Given this momentum, this is the perfect time to encourage digital finance technologies that catalyze decarbonization through climate fintech! Climate Collective Foundation and New Energy Nexus India are excited to host India’s FIRST EVER convening of sustainable finance stakeholders, including climate-focused foundations, development banks, and other corporates, to chart the way forward for climate fintech in India. New Energy Nexus has developed a global climate fintech program after extensive research in the major economic regions of the US, Europe, and China. This has been supplemented by a comprehensive Climate Fintech report that examines viable business models and outlooks for climate fintech in these regions. Given this experience, the time is opportune to develop an ecosystem for climate fintech specific to India.

When: 15 September 2021

Time: To be added

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Solar Waste Corporate Engagement

Description:

Did you know that 2.95 billion tons of solar waste could enter India’s electronic waste stream by the year 2047? This considerable volume and value of solar PV waste is much higher than any other end-of-life electrical and electronic equipment during the same period. In May 2020, India’s first pilot – Solar Waste Action Plan (SWAP) project investigated the technical and economic feasibility of a PV panel recycling facility in India. This event engages corporates in the domain to learn about the project and build a way forward to develop the ecosystem of solar waste recycling in India.

When: 07 September 2021

Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Indian Standard Time

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India Climate Investment Conclave 2021

Description:

India Climate Investment Conclave 2021 is India’s first-of-its-kind pioneering convening by Impact Investors Council (IIC) in partnership with Climate Collective Foundation, which focuses on mainstreaming capital for early-stage, climate-tech innovations. It is also a springboard of futuristic ideas and experiences from the leading industry stakeholders! This two-day virtual conclave will unearth the transformative potential of early-stage, tech-driven startups in fighting climate change and building back Bharat.

When: 09 and 10 September 2021

Time:
Day 1: 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM Indian Standard Time
Day 2: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM Indian Standard Time (Master Class on Investor Readiness) & 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM Indian Standard Time

Learn more: https://climateconclaveindia.com/

Carbon Dating

Description:

Whether you’re a professional looking to switch to the environment sector or a climate entrepreneur/enthusiast looking to network with like-minded people, Climate Startup Week’s Carbon Dating is the place for you to meet and interact with the right people. Carbon Dating is a unique networking initiative by Climate Collective Foundation to let the Climate Collective community and external interested members meet people from similar or other domains.

When: 06 to 09 September 2021

Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Indian Standard Time

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Climate Jobs Fair

Description:

We know how important it is to hire a candidate who will be the right fit for your startup at the early stages. If you are a startup looking to hire, take advantage of our Climate Jobs Fair to list your requirements and expectations, and meet apt candidates in the ecosystem. If you are a candidate looking to start a career in climate or sustainability, and are a dynamic, passionate individual who wants to be a part of a growing startup, then this is the place to be! Whether you are a fresher or a professional looking to switch careers, come and meet the right startups looking for candidates like you!

When: 04 September 2021

Climate Jobs Fair time:
Slot 1: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Indian Standard Time
Slot 2: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Indian Standard Time

UNICEF, UNEP, UNDP, and partners’ Green Jobs Series for Youth time:
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Indian Standard Time

When: 07 September 2021

Slot 3: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Indian Standard Time

Register here if you want to post an opening for a job/internship: https://climatecollective.typeform.com/CSW-jobsfairER

Register here if you want to apply for a job in the climate and cleantech sector: https://climatecollective.typeform.com/CSW-JobsfairEE

What is beyond Climate Startup Week?

Climate Tech Investment Summit, South Asia – 13 and 14 September

With a focus on Bangladesh and Pakistan In partnership with ANDE, India

Climate Tech Investment Summit, Southeast Asia – 16 and 17 September

With a focus on Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam In partnership with New Energy Nexus

About the Summits

These Summits bring together a set of angel investors from across South and Southeast Asia, as well as overseas angels who are looking to invest in climate tech startups from across these regions.

These events will present the most promising climate tech startups in these regions and provide angels the opportunity to engage with other angels and follow-on capital providers. By combining this deal- flow centered approach with interactive workshops, the Summits aim to provide angels with a platform where they can exchange perspectives, explore approaches to investing in this space and build syndicates with other experienced angels.

About Climate Angels Network (CAN)

CAN provides investment syndication support services to local angel investment networks through a deal-flow centric platform to catalyze early-stage capital into climate tech startups in South & Southeast Asia.

Climate Angels Network was developed through the Frontiers Lab Asia incubator initiative, which is supported by the Australian Government.