Calling all climate-positive entrepreneurs: Apply to be one of the top 24 pitching companies at Cleantech Venture Week!


31-07-2020
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Cambridge Cleantech is bringing back its 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, to be held in a digital format from November 23-26, 2020. 

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, more than 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. 

“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,” said 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,” said Nicole Lazarus, Director of Oxfordshire Greentech.

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. Over 100 applications were received from around the world and the top investment-ready cleantech companies were invited to pitch.

Cambridge Cleantech also 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.

Here is what Oxwash, one of the companies who pitched successfully in February, had to say:

“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.

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, you have the opportunity to build the right connections from the comfort of your homes.

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.

Ticket sales for Cleantech Venture Week will open mid-August.

When: 23rd to 26th November 2020

Where: Online

Deadline for applications: 21st September 2020

Apply now to be one of the top 24 pitching companies! 

 

Cleantech Venture Day:

Cleantech Venture Day is an annual pitching-and investment day where 24 of the most innovative climate-positive companies across Europe present their ideas to experienced investors and financiers and has been running since 2006 in Finland and the UK. This November we are launching the event in a new digital format. Find out more here.

Cambridge Cleantech:

Cambridge Cleantech is a business network organisation connecting innovators, corporates, academics, SMEs and investors for a smarter, more sustainable future. Find out more here

Oxfordshire Greentech:

Oxfordshire Greentech is the business network for a low carbon future, dedicated to growing the low carbon sector in Oxfordshire. Find out more here.

 

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Cambridge Cleantech is the members’ organisation supporting the growth of environmental goods and services or “cleantech” companies in Greater Cambridge and beyond.

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