Elemental Excelerator Is Looking for Startups Tackling the World's Most Urgent Environmental Problems
Posted February 2019
Applications are now open to join Elemental Excelerator’s next cohort of startups focused on reshaping environmental and infrastructure systems.
From a hydropanel that makes water from sunlight and air to electric scooters that are transforming urban transportation, Elemental Excelerator helps companies deploy and scale the technological breakthroughs that reshape the critical environmental and infrastructure systems impacting people’s lives. Now, the group is seeking its next cohort of between 15 and 20 startups working in energy, mobility, agriculture, water, and the circular economy, to which it provides support, networking, and funds up to $1 million.
Since 2013, Elemental Excelerator has allocated more than $30 million to 82 companies, six of which have been acquired, and funded 59 demonstration projects in Hawaii, California, and Asia-Pacific. For its next cohort, Elemental Excelerator is seeking growth-stage startups that have secured seed-to-Series C funding, employ at least two full-time positions, and have a working prototype or business model that either increases adoption of renewable energy and reduces energy sector greenhouse gas emissions; improves food resiliency and slows emissions associated with the agricultural sector; addresses water stress and scarcity; reduces transportation-related emissions and increases mobility options; fosters a circular economy; or reduces global constraints on natural resources. Says Elemental Excelerator CEO Dawn Lippert, “To protect our planet, we must accelerate the deployment of technologies that deliver sustainable solutions quickly and at scale. We’re looking for promising startups with talented founders and leadership teams to tackle the most pressing environmental challenges.”