News – Calling all Climate-Positive Entrepreneurs
Published on the 5th of August 2020
Apply to be one of the top 24 pitching companies at Cleantech Venture Week!
Date: 23rd – 26th November 2020
Deadline for applications: 30th September 2020
We are bringing back our popular pitching-and-investment day for cleantech start-ups in a new online format this November.
Pitch your ideas to an audience of cleantech investors at Cambridge Cleantech & Oxfordshire Greentech’s highly anticipated pitching and investment event, Cleantech Venture Week.
What is it?
Cleantech Venture Day has been a trailblazing event for the cleantech community since its first run in Finland in 2006. Over the past 14 years, over 250 companies have pitched at Cleantech Venture Days and as much as 650 million euros invested as a result.
Cambridge Cleantech has been running Cleantech Venture Day in the UK since 2017, and this time, we are partnering with Oxfordshire Greentech to launch the first digital edition.
Apply now to be one of the top 24 pitching companies!
If you are a cleantech start-up working in Future Mobility, Energy Transition, Smart Cities & Building Tech or Circular Economy, Carbon Reduction & Water Resource, and looking for seed/Series A/Series B investment, apply to pitch today.
“The pandemic has created a challenging environment for climate positive start-ups to raise funding, but we know we have no time to wait to bring these innovative ideas into fruition – we need solutions today. I am excited to host Cleantech Venture Week in a digital format, building on our past successes and creating ways for investors and innovators to engage in new ways,” – Martin Garratt, CEO of Cambridge Cleantech.
“We are proud to partner with Cambridge Cleantech to organise Cleantech Venture Week. We had a number of Oxfordshire Greentech companies pitch at the last event in February, a testimony to the quality and investment-readiness of companies in our network. We look forward to a week of excellent pitches and networking,” – Nicole Lazarus, Director of Oxfordshire Greentech.
What does it usually look like
The last Cleantech Venture Day held in February 2020 was attended from stalwarts in sustainable impact investment including Engie, Carbon Trust Ventures, Sustainable Ventures and Grid.vc.
We received over 100 applications from around the world and the top investment-ready cleantech companies were invited to pitch.
We successfully introduced cleantech SMEs to four multinational corporates, Schneider Electric, Lafarge Holcim, Capgemini and Bouygues in a Meet the Buyer event held at the Residence de France, in Kensington Palace Gardens in London.
Excellent opportunity for climate-positive SMEs and investors
This event is a fantastic opportunity for cleantech SMEs and businesses seeking to secure funding, as well as for experienced fund managers, business angels and corporate investors eager to invest in disruptive climate-positive technologies. Through pre-matched meetings between innovators and investors, we bring you the opportunity to build the right connections from the comfort of your homes.
“Pitching at Cleantech Venture Day was an invaluable experience and allowed us to connect with some of the biggest investors in the greentech sector. Cambridge Cleantech are a brilliant organisation and through their introduction we were represented by the Cambridge MBA team in the MIINT competition, winning second place and securing 25K of investment from a US impact fund. I wish all success to this year’s cohort and can confidently say that Cleantech Venture Day will open doors for you in the future!” said Tom de Wilton, COO of Oxwash.