Kaplak Partners and MassChallenge announce the first cohort of their Decarbonization Accelerator, a global program designed to fast-track scaleup-stage businesses taking aim at reducing CO2 emissions across multiple industries.
The program will engage a diverse group of entrepreneurs representing 10 companies based all over the world, from the U.S. to Europe to Asia. The 4-week accelerator program will launch January 23rd, 2023 and conclude in an in-person Demo Day in March in New York City. IBM Research will provide industry expertise through mentoring to participating founders.
“The launch of this program is truly exciting. It marks a concerted and unique effort between organizations who have a shared vision and a bias towards action to meaningfully address climate change,” said Hope Hopkins, Head of Acceleration at MassChallenge. “Collectively with these innovators we are making an important contribution to a healthier, regenerative future. “
“We are proud to leverage the global reach of MassChallenge, and the leadership expertise of the Kaplak Partners network, to support and scale a truly inspiring cohort of climate tech innovators,” said Matt Hooper, Managing Director of Kaplak Partners. “From food to fintech, from energy to aerospace, our founders are hard at work turning the greatest challenge of our time—the decarbonization of our entire economy—into the greatest opportunity of our time.”
“We believe that the technologies that will define the next century have already arrived, and that what’s required now is global cooperation and leadership to scale faster and convert decarbonization to a business opportunity,” said Jim Hagemann Snabe, Chair of Siemens and Chair of Kaplak Partners. “At Kaplak Partners, we are excited to launch the Decarbonization Accelerator in partnership with MassChallenge so that we can both deploy bleeding-edge decarbonization technologies at an industrial scale, and also provide mentorship to a new generation of purpose-driven business leaders.”
Participating companies will have access to:
- Top industry experts and seasoned global leaders in a 1:1 setting
- The proven ‘Dreams and Details’ framework for leadership and strategy
- Meetings with leading venture capital firms
- A network of accomplished mentors
Below is a list of all participating companies:
Sundial Foods utilizes a macro and microstructural engineering approach to create plant-based meat alternatives for conscious consumers of all ages.
Prezerv Technologies is dedicated to solving complex challenges in civil infrastructure by using the power of data and AI.
Cadence OneFive has created a market-transforming solution to accelerate building decarbonization and adaptation in residential buildings.
TechnoCarbon proposes high-performance, low-carbon-footprint CarbonFibreStone™ (for short, CFS™), a new composite material that will revolutionize architecture and industry by replacing concrete, steel, and aluminum—and in so doing, limit greenhouse gas emissions and protect the climate.
Regli Energy Systems
Regli Energy Systems engineers and produces high-efficiency, sustainable heat pumps to advance the energy transition.
Nazava Water Filters
Nazava sells the best and most affordable water filter for households, with a mission of providing safe drinking water to everybody, everywhere.
blueShift is an eco-friendly, dedicated small satellite launch solution in a world dominated by large, polluting rockets today.
WATS is a digital platform for business waste management to enable cost savings and emissions reductions through operational efficiency.
Sol Clarity provides transparent Electrodynamic Screen (EDS™) as overlays for solar panels that automatically remove dust and improve energy yield/output power of solar panels without the need to wash the panels with water.
Ecolytiq provides banks and financial institutions with the digital infrastructure for green finance.
Learn More here: https://masschallenge.org/programs-decarbonization
MassChallenge is the global accelerator network for innovators looking to solve global challenges and create meaningful change. Headquartered in the United States with eight locations worldwide, the non-profit has supported more than 3,000 startups in their programs and has awarded over $17M in equity-free cash and prizes since 2009.
About Kaplak Partners
Kaplak Partners connects outstanding entrepreneurs with seasoned leaders from the world’s most influential organizations to accelerate a sustainable and equitable future. They provide startups with the strategic advice, leadership expertise, and a global network needed to grow at far greater speed and scale.