Elemental Excelerator

Elemental provides funding and in-depth support to promising climate technology startups with social impact potential. Over the past 14 years, Elemental has invested in more than 150 portfolio companies and built a vibrant community of entrepreneurs with world-changing solutions.

Up to $3M available for climate solutions with deep community impact. Applications are open now through May 31.

At a minimum, we require all applicants, regardless of track, to:

  • Be a startup addressing climate change and related issues
  • Be a for-profit, stand-alone venture
  • Have at least two full-time employees
  • Have at least an operating prototype

We require Project Track applicants to:

  • Have at least one initial pilot deployment in progress or completed

Your company will get the most out of Elemental if you:

  • Are Pre-Seed – Series D+ stage
  • Have demonstrated product-market fit and customer traction
  • Are looking to do something transformational for your business, such as expand your product, customer base, equity outcomes and/or geographic reach or to fund the development costs for an infrastructure project
  • Are building solutions that create good quality, local jobs for people who live in frontline communities and are committed to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Have an engaged CEO with a diverse executive team that wants to be an active part of a global ecosystem of change-makers


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