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Climate Strategies Accelerator

Funding

Climate Strategies Accelerator

is both a fund –– with $20 million and counting ready to invest in new climate solutions –– and an accelerator, staffed with experts who know how to get big, audacious ideas off the ground.

Overview:

In 2017, we’re looking for 8-10 leaders with imaginative solutions for ending oil dependence. Once selected, leaders will join the Oil Breakthrough Lab, a week-long boot camp and intensive 90-day accelerator designed to refine and strengthen their visions. Over the course of the lab, leaders will receive mentorship from experts; exposure to a global network of funders, luminaries, and seasoned innovators; and (most importantly) dedicated working time. Participants will come out of the lab with a polished proposal and pitch, which they’ll present to the CSA network of funders at a collaborative, in-person event. The CSA Fund will then decide if any of the candidates will move on to become Program Leaders, receiving grants of up to $1-2 million per year over a three-year period to further pursue their ideas.

Details:

  • Length: Varies, around a few months
  • Apply: Varies, check site for their new labs being announced.
  • Amount: $50k – $2 million

Spud’s Thoughts:

Can’t speak personally to this group, but it seems like a great opportunity.