Earth Tech, a 6-month cleantech accelerator program, is now officially a part of Foresight Canada’s Acceleration ramp, and we’re excited to recruit another 15 promising startups to join Earth Tech 2023.
Earth Tech has been fast-tracking the success of cleantech startups since it was founded by Climate Ventures in 2020, with 49 alumni ventures reporting $59M lifetime earned and raised, and 253 jobs supported. In recent news, Foresight announced the continuation of our joint initiative with Social Innovation Canada: Accelerate from Anywhere (AfA), including the Earth Tech program. Together, we’re expanding our growth and impact to further support cleantech innovation across the country.
Through mentorship, training, investor introductions, and networking events, Foresight’s accelerators help cleantech ventures get to market faster. Earth Tech aligns with this core purpose and approach while expanding our focus in two key areas: impact and teams. Over six months, from January to June, Earth Tech offers a deep dive into assessing and communicating environmental impact, and capacity building for leaders and teams in a supportive, cohort setting.
“The Earth Tech program helped us bring our solutions to the next level, and gave us access to top support and guidance to walk us through our challenges. The Earth Tech team was exceptional, they went above and beyond to help us with our different milestones.” – Permalution, Earth Tech 2022 Alumni
Earth Tech is open to cleantech startups anywhere in Canada that are developing technology with a demonstrable environmental benefit and are ready for commercialization or seed stage investment. The program is free for participating companies and strives to support underrepresented founders: women, BIPOC, and rural and remote leaders.
“Earth Tech is a great complement to other programming we offer at Foresight, and that we see in the ecosystem. Tailored for impact ventures, it dives deep into quantifying and communicating your impact story and growing the strength of your team to achieve your goals more quickly. I couldn’t be more excited for you to discover the positive impact it will have on your entrepreneurial journey.” – Stephen Wilson, VP of Acceleration, Foresight Canada
Whatever the stage of your cleantech venture – whether you’re just beginning your startup journey or hard at work raising capital – we can accelerate your growth and impact. Our deadline for all Winter 2023 Acceleration programs — including Kickstart, Launch, Deliver, Earth Tech, and Grow — is December 11.
Apply for our Acceleration ramp, and we’ll work with you to find the best fit for your current needs. Spots fill up fast so apply now, or contact us to learn more.
Earth Tech and Accelerate from Anywhere are a joint initiative with SI Canada. We’re grateful to our partners for their generous support: the RBC Foundation, the Peter Gilgan Foundation, and Bullfrog Power.