About the Program
The last eight years have collectively marked the hottest annual temperatures since 1880. With climate change on the rise, we must reach “net zero” emissions no later than 2050 by drastically reducing emissions and ultimately removing as much carbon from the atmosphere as we emit each year.
The Sustainability Subscribed program will support 10-12 entrepreneurs focused on creating solutions to fight climate change and advance sustainability through subscription models in the US.
We are seeking startups in the US doing at least one of these:
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Expand access to clean energy
Enhance the resilience and sustainability of food and water systems
Bolster circular economy through reduction of waste and regeneration of materials
Provide analytical insights used to accelerate sustainability and mitigate climate change
Must be legally incorporated in the US as a for-profit entity; with at least one full time founder based in the US; headquartered or operations in the US market, an MVP, under $1.5 million in equity; and meaningful customer or business validation (e.g., revenue, successful pilots, number of users, and/or strategic partnerships).
Meet the Cohort
Ability to network and receive mentorship from potential strategic partners, customers, founders and investors.
Build deep connections with other founders in your cohort and our larger Village Capital investor and alumni network.
Join interactive sessions tailored to help your company identify early milestones and prepare for your next round of capital.
Work with an investment analyst who will coach you 1:1 on building a financial model, identifying unit economics, and using financial metrics to drive business performance and investor diligence.
Exposure on Village Capital’s program website and other communications collateral.
The top two startups selected by peers will receive a grant of USD $50,000.
July - November
Ten Startups Selected by Village Capital and Zuora for Sustainability Subscribed
Selected startups are employing subscription or recurring revenue models to fight climate change.
Applications open for new Climate Accelerator, Sustainability Subscribed
The accelerator will support startups employing subscription or recurring revenue models to fight climate change.
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