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Black Sea ClimAccelerator 2021

Program for eco-innovative startups

European Program | Total Grants of 300.000 EUR

Co-organized by:
Impact Hub
Main partner:
Raiffeisen Bank
Co-organized by:
TCV
Main partner:
Volta

Co-organized by:

ARE YOU THE FOUNDER OF A GREEN EARLY-STAGE STARTUP?

If you’re looking to take your startup to the next level, then you’re the right fit for #ClimAccelerator, the program for entrepreneurs with eco-innovative solutions!

Black Sea ClimAccelerator is an acceleration program for eco-innovative solutions and green startups that contribute to environmental sustainability and reduce the effects of climate change.

Aimed at a new generation of start-ups and entrepreneurs who respond to environmental challenges with innovative, creative and technological solutions, the program contributes to the creation of sustainable ecosystems and systemic changes in the medium and long term.

Inspiration, know-how and education | Financing and preparation for investments 

Support for scalability and growth | Innovation ecosystem | Long-term impact

Benefits

1.

Grants

Total grants of 300,000 Euros

2.

Investors

Connecting with investors, venture management

3.

Mentoring

Matching one on one with experienced mentors

4.

Community

Connecting with key actors in the ecosystem

5.

Consulting

Resources and information according to your needs

6.

Know-how

Tailored workshops for developing your idea

7.

Events

Access to national and international events

8.

Peer sharing

International community meetings

Solutions wanted

  • Eco-innovation solutions through clean urban mobility
  • Green and sustainable solutions for cities and buildings
  • Waste management projects
  • Ways of transforming food logistics systems and chains
  • Technological and artificial intelligence solutions that lead to a positive environmental impact
  • Green technologies and services that green economic activities
  • Technologies, processes, methods and solutions that encourage responsible consumption
  • Ways and solutions to reduce the impact of production on the environment
  • Projects for the development of a circular economy
  • Nature education projects
  • Solutions to reduce emissions from industry
  • Projects aimed at producing green, clean and renewable energy
  • Ecological transport solutions
  • Smart agriculture for climate

… but other green ideas are welcomed as well! 

Selected startups - 2021 Batch

Support activities

  • Regional and international community meetings (October 22 // November 4 // December 2)
  • Mentoring – Matching with experienced mentors
  • Connecting with key investors and actors in the ecosystem
  • Specialized consultancy on specific needs
  • Attending national and international profile events
  • Facilitate partnerships and venture management
  • Pitching at Demo Day – national event (December 9th, 2021)

Demo Day

At Demo day, 12 selected startups from stages 2 and 3 pitched in front of investors, mentors and other climate enthusiasts: 

  • PolyMore
  • Verdoo
  • MallȚărănesc
  • 2030 Builders
  • Magazin Zero Waste
  • WasteBill
  • Caminota
  • EcoTree
  • EV Spots
  • Foldo
  • R-Create
  • Verde

Jury

Mentors

The first edition of the ClimAccelerator was developed by a consortium consisting of Impact Hub Bucharest and The Climate Vertical in Romania, and Innovation Accelerator in Bulgaria, with the support of EIT Climate KIC.

Together with the ecosystem, we inspire and accelerate teams to solve critical climate challenges.