Movin’On Summit Startup Challenge

CleanTechnica

The Movin'On Startup Challenge is an international summit on sustainable mobility with the aim of moving from ambition to action. In 2019, 250 startups applied and 40 of the best startups were selected.

The startup disrupting Unilever

GreenBiz

Algramo was one of more than 60 startups delivering finalist pitches for the latest series of challenges issued as part of MIT Solve. Circular Economy Cleantech

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Energy Transition Startups Shake Up The Business World

CleanTechnica

In Energiewende home country Germany, many startups are at the forefront of transformation by bringing novel business ideas to market and by snatching market share from incumbents in sectors such as renewables, heating, or mobility. Clean Power energy transition Germany startups

Electric Moped Startup Revel Secures $27.6 Million In New Funding

CleanTechnica

The New York-based electric moped startup, Revel, recently secured $27.6 Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Interviews Motorcycles + Scooters electric mopeds new york city Revel startupsmillion in new funding.

Food waste startup backed by Oprah Winfrey snags $250 million

GreenBiz

Food waste startup backed by Oprah Winfrey snags $250 million. While overall startup funding is down this quarter because of the economic disruption brought on by COVID-19, entrepreneurs focused on solving climate-related problems have been bucking the trend.

9 Canadian startups tackling the climate crisis

GreenBiz

With political short-termism aplenty, Canada’s climate leaders are private companies. Canada Climate Tech Climate Tech

Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Attracts More Aviation Startups & OEMs

CleanTechnica

A series of startups and established aviation giants are joining the Dassault Systèmes’ (DS) 3DEXPERIENCE platform family to support their digital engineering initiatives. A few more aviation startups are also using the Dassault platform, such as Joby Aviation and Solar Impulse.

A Look At WM Motor, One Of The Tesla-Inspired Chinese EV Startups

CleanTechnica

In 2003, a new automotive startup was founded in California, but had only a 10% chance of success, according to its current CEO. By 2019, the same company had already made close to a million passenger cars and had become the leading EV maker in the world.

Electric Deliveries Are Spreading Across Africa, Botswana Startup MyFoodness Adopts Electric Scooters On Its Routes

CleanTechnica

We recently shared Kenyan startup GreenSpoon’s move to embrace electric delivery vans and ABInBev’s South African Breweries’ addition of the Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter to its fleet. Slowly but surely, we are getting there.

5 startups unlocking the mobility revolution

GreenBiz

From data to electrification, these entpreneurs are surmounting barriers to reaching an equitable, sustainable mobility future and empowering first movers to act. Innovation Technology Transportation & Mobility

NIO EV Sales Up — Strong Community Backs The Startup

CleanTechnica

NIO has released its delivery figures for December 2019. With deliveries of 3,170 vehicles in December 2019, including 2,537 ES6s and 633 ES8s, the cumulative deliveries of ES8 and ES6 have reached 31,913, spelling good news for the company as it closes a tumultuous year.

This Startup Wants To Put Geothermal Panels In Underground Garages & Tunnels

CleanTechnica

This is one of the most ingenious startups I have seen in a while, a reminder that out of the box thinking can lead to completely new solutions to problems that don't require millions of dollars in R& Clean Power Geothermal Energy Enerdrape

A seemingly insatiable appetite for food startups

GreenBiz

After years of nibbling at the market, venture funds are investing in an increasingly diverse menu of entrepreneurs, ranging from food waste crusaders to alternative protein providers. Food & Agriculture Plant-Protein Food Waste

Charging Automation: Charging Startup ROCSYS Finishes Seed Investment Round

CleanTechnica

I am always saying how easy charging is. Well, in the Netherlands, ROCSYS, a charging automation company, just made it even simpler.

Eco-friendly housing startup Module breaks ground in Pittsburgh

Inhabitat - Innovation

Home building, and buying, is a modern day decision-wheel with options around size and location balanced with the desire for earth-friendly construction characteristics. Buying too large of a home creates wasteful material and utility usage

Social Distancing Is Rewriting the Cleantech Startup Survival Guide

GreenTechMedia

According to a New York Times analysis , 6,000 people at 50 startups have lost their jobs since the middle of March. Startups in travel, consumer goods, or fintech are the hardest hit by the current economic freeze.

Solar plane explorer's next mission: climate tech startups

GreenBiz

What's harder, flying an around-the-world solar plane or finding a thousand profitable cleantech companies? Bertrand Piccard Cleantech Solar Impulse

France targets startups for COVID relief

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, May 13 – HD Rain, a Paris-based startup that uses machine learning and tv satellite signals to offer low cost, high resolution weather forecasts, was raising a €1.2 The post France targets startups for COVID relief appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

The startup helping Smithfield turn manure into a circular resource

GreenBiz

Anuvia Plant Nutrients aims to improve farm yields while reducing the emissions associated with fertilizer. Food & Agriculture Regenerative Agriculture factory farming

Agtech startup Pivot Bio snags $100 million amid busy April for climate tech

GreenBiz

Agtech company Pivot Bio snags $100 million more in funding, while AI developer Hypergiant spins up COVID-19 emissions modeling tool. Agtech Climate Tech Climate Tech COVID-19

Corporates to Startups: Climate Innovation is Still a Long-term Priority

Greentown Labs

Their advice for startups during this difficult time: navigate the short-term while keeping your eyes on the long-term. Just as their respective companies have a split focus on the present and future, the panelists say startups need to walk that line as well.

Three Investors Offer Fundraising Tips for Early-stage Startups

Greentown Labs

What should startups who are seeking investments consider during this time? He said startups should know, however, that investors are focused on helping their current portfolios. The post Three Investors Offer Fundraising Tips for Early-stage Startups appeared first on Greentown Labs.

Supporting Startups During COVID-19

Elemental Excelerator

The post Supporting Startups During COVID-19 appeared first on Elemental Excelerator. During these challenging times, amid local and global shifts, we hope that you are all staying safe and healthy.

Startups and Corporates Take Action on COVID-19

Greentown Labs

Greentown Labs remains committed to supporting startups as they navigate the impacts of COVID-19. The post Startups and Corporates Take Action on COVID-19 appeared first on Greentown Labs. Kevin Gill / Flickr Creative Commons.

OurCrowd eyes $100 million for “pandemic tech” startups

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, June 4 – Israel-based venture investing platform OurCrowd wants to support emerging health and medical tech innovations, as well as startups addressing social needs, like education access.

Startup accelerator spotlights bright ideas amid dark days

GreenBiz

More and more entrepreneurs and investors are awakening to climate tech and its emerging opportunity. Climate Change climate tech Driving Change Innovation

Wright Electric Begins Developing Propulsion System For Commercial Electric Plane

CleanTechnica

Wright Electric, the LA-based electric plane startup, has begun developing the propulsion system for the Wright 1, an electric 186-passenger commercial aircraft. Aviation Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Interviews electric airplanes startups Wright Electric

How Effective Communications Can Buoy Your Startup in Challenging Times

Greentown Labs

While it can be easy for startups to let communications fall by the wayside, especially during turbulent times, Greentown Labs partner Captains of Industry says now is when it’s most crucial for you to have “the right message for the right audience at the right time.”

Navigating Situations Outside Your Startup’s Control: Altaeros’ Story of Resilience

Greentown Labs

The startup, which was one of the founding members of Greentown , began by using its aerial platform as an airborne wind turbine. While there’s no easy time for a startup to pivot, Altaeros was in a particularly tight spot—they’d just raised a round of funding.

Israeli Startup UBQ Says It Has The Answer To Recycling & The Circular Economy

CleanTechnica

A start-up in a small town in Israel says it has developed a way to recycle plastic and ordinary refuse that could form the basis of a truly circular economy. The best part is it says it can be profitable -- something most recycling schemes are not.

Senegal’s Startup Act eases the way for entrepreneurs

Impact Alpha

A number of African nations are now The post Senegal’s Startup Act eases the way for entrepreneurs appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Africa paywall Industry News Entrepreneurship Signals Inclusive Economy startup Policy WatchImpactAlpha, Jan.

Insect-growing startup Beta Hatch raises $3M to further innovate and build giant new facility

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Kurt Schlosser, Geekwire, May 21, 2020 Beta Hatch, the insect-growing startup looking to revolutionize the animal feed business through its science and technology, has raised $3 million as part of a new funding round. Founded in 2015 by PhD entomologist Virginia Emery, the company has raised $5 million in total equity while also securing $4.6 […]. Industry News Member News

RENEW re-ups investment in Ethiopian delivery tech startup

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, June 1 – Addis Adaba-based Roadrunner is a tech platform used by delivery startup Deliver Addis, one of Ethiopia’s leading e-commerce companies. The post RENEW re-ups investment in Ethiopian delivery tech startup appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Roadrunner’s tech has helped Deliver expand from restaurant delivery to groceries and other essential goods during COVID. Small business-focused impact investor RENEW has invested a third slug of capital in Roadrunner. Terms.

‘Impact tech’ startups outperform at Techstars

Impact Alpha

18 – When Zoe Schlag made the original case to the startup network for an impact-focused fund and accelerator she produced data showing that impact-aligned startups at Techstars outperformed their ‘non-impact’ peers. ImpactAlpha, Sept.

An Open Letter: Startup Founders Commitment in Response to a Recent Investor Letter

Greentown Labs

This letter is open to all cleantech startups. The post An Open Letter: Startup Founders Commitment in Response to a Recent Investor Letter appeared first on Greentown Labs. ANNOUNCEMENTS INITIATIVES THOUGHT LEADERSHIP green recovery investors startups

The Many EV Startups That Were Supposed To Threaten Tesla But Didn’t

CleanTechnica

Over the years, as we've noted several times, certain electric vehicles from traditional automakers have been hyped as "Tesla killers" (mostly by members of the media and Wall Street, not the automakers). Those EVs have not turned out to be Tesla killers.

WoodMac: 6 Cleantech Startups to Watch

GreenTechMedia

It's debatable whether venture capital is the best way to fund cleantech startups at scale. But the reality is that an influential incubator or fund is often the first rung on a cleantech startup's ladder to growth.

Schneider Electric and Titan Advanced Energy Solutions Exemplify an Impactful Startup-corporate Partnership

Greentown Labs

The Bold Ideas Challenge, a Greentown Launch program, coached Schneider Electric and four startups toward mutually beneficial partnerships in order to help accelerate the adoption of distributed energy technologies. Interested startups can learn more here and apply by July 3.

Janngo raises €15 million for African startups targeting SDGs

Impact Alpha

22 – The Capital Startup Fund is the second for Janngo, an Abidjan- and Paris-based tech ecosystem builder and investor (a pilot fund has been deployed in West Africa). ImpactAlpha, Jan.

Opus 12 is one startup on a mission to convert CO2 into useful products

GreenBiz

It may sound a bit like alchemy to create building blocks out of thin air, but plants and algae have been doing essentially the same thing for hundreds of millions of years. Carbon Removal decarbonization Innovation VERGE 19