NYCT Special Edition: Grants & Accelerators
Apply for the Keeling Curve Prize ($50k) by tomorrow, and get apps into to non-profit accelerators Venture For Climate, Carbon to Value, and Third Derivative by March
We’ve had a number of stellar non-profit organizations reach out to us to announce they’re opening up applications for climate tech organizations to apply. We know many of you are entrepreneurs, and want to highlight these opportunities since deadlines are coming up fast!
Applications for the $50k Keeling Curve Prize are due tomorrow, and they’re encouraging everyone to apply even if last-minute. They support for- and non-profit organizations working to remove GHG from the atmosphere.
Venture for Climate is an accelerator with applications closing one month from now on March 10th. They’re administered by NextCorps and SecondMuse and supported by NYSERDA, and are offer $100k in non-dilutive funding and an acceleration program specifically for climate tech companies.
The Carbon to Value Initiative is a six-month, no-equity accelerator accepting applications through March 31st. They’re run as a partnership among Urban Future Lab at New York University-Tandon, Greentown Labs, Fraunhofer USA, and also supported by NYSERDA.
Finally, Third Derivative is an accelerator from RMI and New Energy Nexus, offering outstanding support and access through their extensive networks as well as an optional $100k convertible note.
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Grants & Non-Profit Accelerators
🏆 Keeling Curve Prize: Due Tomorrow!
Deadline: Tomorrow! Feb 10th, 11:59 PM UTC (6:59 PM EST)
Type: Grant / Prize
Amount: $50,000 for 10 projects
The Keeling Curve Prize is open to for- and non-profit projects across five sectors: Carbon Sinks, Energy, Finance, Social & Cultural Pathways, and Transport & Mobility. They’ll select two winners in each category and award a $50,000 grant to those projects. They’re looking for projects with a proven track record of taking greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere.
⚡️ Venture for ClimateTech Accelerator
Deadline: March 10, 2023
Amount: $100,000 in non-dilutive funding
Venture For ClimateTech is a non-profit global venture studio + accelerator program. We source the most promising ClimateTech innovators from around the world and offer them hands-on support until they are ready for first customers, pilot runs, and investment. Following a venture studio + accelerator model, we source the most promising climate tech innovators from around the world and offer them initial funding and hands-on support until they are ready for first customers, pilot runs, and investment. Throughout our annual cohort-based virtual program, founders will have support to build strong teams and tackle commercialization challenges.
⚛️ Carbon to Value (C2V) Initiative
Deadline: March 31st, 2023
Amount: No-equity accelerator
The Carbon to Value (C2V) Initiative is unlocking a new carbontech economy, bringing innovative solutions to scale as rapidly as possible through the creation of a robust, powerful, and collaborative new ecosystem. Startups selected to participate in Year 3 of the three-year Initiative will have the opportunity to work closely with the Carbontech Leadership Council, an invitation-only group of executive leaders across diverse industry sectors driving the future of carbontech.
🏔 Third Derivative Accelerator
Deadline: Spring, 2023
Amount: $100,000 convertible note
Because the challenges climate tech startups face are not one-size-fits all, our flexible and virtual 18-month accelerator is designed to meet your startup exactly where you are. From day one you get matched with a D3 connector, who acts as your bridge into our powerfully curated network of partners.