9/22 - Trending Startups

Removing organic contaminants, reducing plastic footprints, and innovating offshore wind.

Happy Wednesday!

This week I’m excited to share with you many exciting startups! But first…

New opportunities for startups —

  • Bethesda Green: Founders located in the DC-Maryland-Virginia region can apply by October 6th to join their Spring 2022 Accelerator Cohort.

  • Accelerate Behavior Change: Apply by Oct 10th to join Amasia’s free cohort-based course for entrepreneurs, providing an accelerated grounding in how to change behavior.

A virtual event about climate solutions —

Attend Watershed’s Climate Week forum on September 23rd from 9-11am PT. Speakers will include architect of the Paris climate agreement Christiana Figueres, Kleiner Perkins chair John Doerr, climate leads from Stripe and Shopify, carbon removal entrepreneurs, and more.

My story breaking into the climate-tech space and my learnings —

In addition to my piece I published on Medium, my colleague Devesh invited me to speak on his podcast, Climate Changepreneurs - check out the podcast here (also available on Spotify and Apple).

Before we dig into this week’s startups, today’s newsletter was sponsored by VertueLab!

Are you wondering how you can fuel climate solutions and help early innovators reach the market? Join VertueLab at a special event on October 7th where you'll learn how our Climate Impact Fund brings together impact investing and philanthropy to fuel critical climate innovations. Register for free today!

Trending Startups

Summaries are provided by startups

EcoWorth Tech is an award-winning start-up company, in the water remediation and waste management space. It provides a breakthrough solution for the removal and recuperation of organic contaminants from Industrial and oil & gas waste water. The technology integrates seamlessly into the latest water remediation processes in a highly cost efficient manner. Additionally, it uses biomass waste for the production of the carbon fiber aerogel technology providing environmental benefits and waste-to-worth opportunities.

Intro Me to EcoWorth Tech

Ampliphi helps businesses manage their plastic footprint. We do this through our digital platform that enables sustainability managers to measure, reduce, and communicate their company’s plastic footprint.

How does it work? Automatically import and host your company’s data on our platform and access your personalized dashboard. Here, we visualize your company's plastic footprint to surface critical insights. Next, we help you create a tailored footprint reduction strategy, prioritizing actionable and science-based initiatives. Finally, we give you the tools to effectively communicate and engage with your stakeholders.

Intro Me to Ampliphi

Aikido (an Otherlab company) is developing floating offshore wind technology to reduce both CAPEX and OPEX of floating wind by 30%, while unlocking ports that would otherwise be unable to participate in the offshore wind industry.

Intro Me to Aikido


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