Carbon13 is the venture builder for the climate emergency. We are selecting and supporting 1000 entrepreneurs over 5 years who ...View Company Profile
Cofounder of a climatech startup - Machine Learning/data science
We're looking for data scientists and machine learning specialists to become cofounders of scalable climatetech startups through Carbon13’s Venture Builder.
Data and software are crucial to how our world can decarbonise the way it travels, eats, makes and powers the world - and entrepreneurial data scientists use Carbon13 to focus only on the biggest problems, to make the biggest impact on emissions.
Through the eight-month Venture Builder, data-driven ventures that founders have launched so far include materials discovery through quantum computing, fintech for renewable energy projects, computer-vision-driven agritech, and AI-driven design of low carbon buildings. You can view our portfolio of ventures at www.carbonthirteen.com/our-portfolio
Working on a climatetech idea already?
Unlike accelerators, you do NOT need an idea or MVP to join Carbon13, though you can apply with one if you do. You will either be supported to find an idea to develop which can significantly reduce emissions, or join a cofounder/team with strong insights into an emitting industry and together execute the implementation of their validated customer pain points.
You may choose to apply your skills to a software idea, or, you may choose to cofound a hardtech or deeptech startup with a scientist/engineer cofounder. Half of our ventures are software, half are science-based/hardtech. You can view our portfolio of ventures at www.carbonthirteen.com/our-portfolio
How does Carbon13 work?
On Carbon13 you are building a startup as part of a cohort of 70 founders. You are not sat in a room being told what you already know. Our programme is designed to amplify the work you're doing, because the planet doesn't have time to waste on theory or incremental ideas.
-Phase 1: Teaming & Ideation in 6 weeks
You will find a cofounder in the first 6 weeks. As a technical founder you most likely will team up with a founder with a proven track record in founding startups or industry leadership in emitting sectors. On average 90% of the 70 founders on the cohort form teams within 6 weeks.
-Phase 2: Validation in 9 weeks
Your team will intensely work on:
Team strengthening | Carbon intelligence | Rapid iterations of concepts | Business model forming | Prototype testing | Intellectual property | Customer development | Stakeholder development | Behaviour change | Governance | Venture incorporation
-Phase 3: Acceleration in 4 months
After Phase 2, we invest pre-seed into 14 ventures. They then use Phase 3 to focus on market, product, business model and strategy to prepare the venture for further seed-stage investment.
We also help you look at scaling strategies, managing growth pains and developing a funding strategy.
Applications are open now for our next two cohorts:
Apart from nine in-person days in Berlin or Cambridge, you can do the programme from anywhere in the world. The rest of the programme is delivered remotely.
We are running a series of webinars available to everyone who would like to learn more about Carbon13 and how to build startups with breakthrough solutions for the climate. Our next one for scientists and engineers can be found here - https://carbonthirteen.com/webinars/
Carbon13 in numbers:
- £3.5 million investment across 32 ventures since 2021
- 65% have already raised further funding
- 50% of the ventures are software, 50% science or hardware based
- 70 potential cofounders on every cohort
- 35 technical, 35 commercial cofounders
- 90% of each cohort forms a cofounding team within 6 weeks
- 100s of domain experts, carbon experts, entrepreneurs in residence
- 10 million tonnes of emissions every year. We only launch startups that have the potential to reduce emissions by 10 million tonnes.
We caused climate change. Let's fix it.