This week I’m excited to share with you many exciting startups! But first…
New opportunities for startups —
Low Carbon Business Action Canada Challenges: Apply by December 17th to 18 different sustainability pilot programs between EU SMEs and Canadian partners.
Diageo Sustainable Solutions Innovation Challenge: Apply by January 14th for funded pilot projects to improve sustainability and circularity of packaging with Diageo, a global leader in beverage alcohol with over 200 brands enjoyed in over 180 countries.
Build for Climate: Experts and operators looking to start a company in climate can apply by January 14th for an 8-week build sprint run by On Deck Climate Tech.
Before we dig into this week’s startups, today’s newsletter was sponsored by VertueLab!
VertueLab is accepting applications for their Climate Impact Fund from entrepreneurs with innovative climate solution technologies that are in need of pre-seed or seed-stage investments. Companies must be located in The U.S. or Canada. Learn more and apply now.
Summaries are provided by startups
Unwrapit is on a mission to help companies break free from the conventional thinking that surrounds corporate gift gifting. Our digital gifting platform offers a way for companies to give gifts to their clients, event attendees or employees through a fully brandable and personalized gift experience, at any scale. The gifts are low/no waste and sustainably-minded, and recipients are able to choose a gift that resonates most with them. Reveal a new way to gift with Unwrapit.
ePioneers supports relocation for digital nomads through the world’s first NetZero online concierge service and offers a finTech climate wallet that channels their daily purchasing power into climate investments that empower users to build climate investment portfolios. With the full support of the Colombian government, they have created a hassle free 24 month visa that empowers digital nomads to enjoy Colombia, support local communities, and keep their foreign salaries. With multiple revenue streams including finTech card, concierge services, and affiliate partnerships, ePioneers is poised to take in a minimum of $1.5M in the first year.
Nurture Growth Biofertilizer (NGBio) envisions a world where growers can help fight climate change and reduce GHG while growing sustainable foods.
NGBio rescues and upcycles food waste that is destined for landfills and transforms it into an eco-friendly microbial fertilizer that improves soil and plant health. Just think of us as a probiotic for the soil.
Using the science of biomimicry, NGBio adds beneficial microbes to the soil which fixates nitrogen, solubilizes phosphorus and potassium and improves the nutrient uptake of other micronutrients while balancing the soil microbiome.
Satgana: Applications are rolling
Shell Startup Engine: Applications are rolling
IndieBio: Applications are rolling
LACI Incubation Program: Applications are due by Dec 17th
Low Carbon Business Action Canada Challenges: Applications are due by Dec 17th
gener8tor Sustainability: Applications are due by Dec 19th
GROW Impact Accelerator: Applications are due by Jan 10th
Luminate: Applications are due by Jan 10th
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