Sustainability Accelerator Program
Empower a Green Future: Elevate Your Startup with Our Sustainability Acceleration Program.
Are you someone who’s got a passion for tackling climate change and building a greener future? We totally get your drive to make a real impact. Welcome to our Climate Change Warriors Program – custom-made for creative minds determined to reshape the planet’s future.
Dive headfirst into an exciting community of eco-conscious trailblazers, experienced experts, and forward-thinking investors, all teaming up to supercharge the essential changes we need to fight climate change.
Our program opens the door to a dynamic crew of sustainability enthusiasts, wise mentors, and change-driven investors, all on a mission to speed up the crucial shifts required to take on climate change. As a member, you’ll tap into a vast network of folks who are all about making a difference in key sustainability areas and taking on climate change head-on.
With around 30+ sustainability startups and three accelerations program under our belt we could proudly say that Sustainability lies at the heart of our vision at Startup Wise Guys. We strive to transform founders into entrepreneurs who can lead and foster the growth of sustainable international companies. Our focus is primarily on startups from the Nordics and Eastern Europe offering B2B software or services that capture, store, or reduce CO2 emissions. Every batch witnesses an investment in around 10 promising startups.
Get up to €120K convertible investment (85K cash + 35K program) with a €250K follow-on possibility.
Learn from the best
Learn top sales and product development tricks from leading Sustainability mentors and experts.
Meet the people
Access a community +350 mentors, +200 investors and collaborate with 600+ fellow visionary founders growing in the same industry as you.
About the program
Applications are now open for the Sustainability program. The deadline to apply is January 18, 2024. Our team will carefully review all applications and once we identify potential candidates that fit our requirements we will reach out to schedule an interview!
Note: applications are checked on first come first serve basis.
Week 1-5 / Module 1
Setting KPI’s, Company Building, Get together, and Market Engineering Sprint
Meet your lead coaches, introduce your business idea, set KPI targets and brush up on the essentials. This unit is all about equipping you with the foundations to build your business.
Week 7-10 / Module 2
Communication, Sales, and Product Sprint
Refine your pitch deck prep and storytelling skills, prepare product demos and test your product-market fit validation in our product sprint. Benefit from the support and expertise of our internal stakeholders.
Week 12-15 / Module 3
Sales, Marketing, Growth and Progress Day
Boost your sales and marketing solutions with one on one mentor meetings who tailor their support to the needs of your growing startup.
Week 17-20 / Module 4
Fundraising, Investor Readiness and Graduation Day
Program Ends: June 2024
Learn the ins and out of fundraising, revamp your strategy and networking approaches. Gain unique exposure to business angels and VCs and prepare your company for investment.
Don’t think that the after the program we stop working together. You can still benefit from the support of the Startup wise guys community channels and get fundraising support for your future investment rounds.
A typical week in the Startup Wise Guys Sustainability acceleration program might look like…
Well truth be told there’s no such thing as a typical week in our Sustainability accelerator program.
Apart from weekly one-on-ones with your personal mentor, you won’t find any two weeks the same! You’ll be developing your skills and transforming your startup at a supercharged pace. Your experience, over the course of 4 months, will include intensive training and personal development opportunities like never before.
We want to get the best out of you, so you’ll constantly be challenged in what you do and how you do it. Doing things the way you always have won’t cut it this time !
In program activities:
What kind of activities can you expect?
- Workshops and masterclasses delivered by industry experts on specialized topics like product development, fundraising, tech solutions, pitching, marketing strategies….. The list goes on !
- Networking sessions with our mentors and investors.
- Chance to learn from the founders. Successful entrepreneurs will share exactly how they built their company and tell you the good, the bad and the ugly ! It’s not all sunshines and rainbows building startups!
- Intensive pitch practice, in preparation for Demo Day and fundraising.
- Every batch and experience is different. Our mentors tailor the content to your businesses’ individual needs so you can develop specifically with your vertical in mind.
And when you think it’s all over… it has only just started. Once you have completed the program we don’t stop working together…
You will still benefit from the support and program aftercare of the Startup Wise Guys community channels, expert mentors and continue to achieve fundraising support for your future investment rounds.
It would be a great match if you are…
Goal orientated, ambitious and aspiring to build your business for the long term future.
This Sustainability accelerator program is designed for teams who meet one or more of the requirements listed below.
- You are an early-stage B2B Sustainability startup working in
- Climate-smart agriculture
- Regenerative agriculture
- Circular economy
- Circular waste management
- Sustainable land management
- You have a working MVP
- Your startup has at least 2 co-founders or team members
- You are building initial customer traction, MRR or revenues.
Meet the great minds behind it all. We have a network of over 200+ experienced mentors, industry experts and first rate founders who you will have the chance to learn and grow from.
The brains behind the first Hack the Crisis hackathon
Jørgen Bo Larsen
Lead mentor of Forestry and Land use; Professor emeritus
University of Copenhagen; EU Commission on the new EU Forest strategy
Partner at Techni Ventures and President at Niepubliczne Technikum Programistyczne Techni Schools
Tech Ventures; Niepubliczne Technikum Programistyczne Techni Schools
I have my own company and are partner in a few startups and projects.
Richard Georg Engström
Startup Wise Guys Copenhagen - General Partner
Chief Growth Officer, serial entrepreneur and growth, product and marketing mentor