By Zach Nies, Managing Director and Maki Tazawa, Program Manager of the Techstars Sustainability Accelerator in Partnership with The Nature Conservancy
Today ten companies from around the world are joining us for this year’s sustainability accelerator. We are proud of this global community of companies that are joining from Nigeria, Spain, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and across the United States.
Knowledge is power. That is what ties together this year’s cohort as they all work on ways to better collect, analyze, and share nature and climate data. Every year, the need for information around our changing environment and climate grows. Together with Techstars and The Nature Conservancy, these companies will continue to serve that need and grow together as they accelerate their companies, their impacts, and create a world where people and nature can thrive together.
Over the next 13 weeks we will surround these entrepreneurs with mentors, coaches, and investors from the Techstars network along with conservation scientists and subject matter experts from The Nature Conservancy. All of this wouldn’t be possible without the amazing support of Boulder, national, and global startup communities sharing their expertise with this year’s cohort. The crescendo of our program, Demo Day, will take place on 9th December 2021.
We are honored and excited to introduce the 2021 class of the Techstars Sustainability Accelerator in partnership with The Nature Conservancy:
Aclymate makes climate action for small & medium sized businesses easy, fast, and free. Aclymate takes the data businesses already have to account for their climate footprint and gives them ways to act.
Benchmark Labs offers environmental forecasts for the agricultural, energy, and insurance sectors by linking in-situ IoT sensor data, weather forecasts, and asset specific information using their technology.
Climatescape helps people find opportunities to dive into climate through jobs, community, and investment. Climatescape is a community platform for people to learn about climate solutions and contribute their skills and capital for a sustainable future.
Climate change data is fragmented, inconsistent, and poorly documented, which is thwarting efforts to manage interventions and investments. Elio is building a data platform to centralize, structure, and analyse this data to provide big-picture climate intelligence.
Farmz2U helps farmers farm better using data. With a focus on smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa, Farmz2U provides digital extension services and market access to improve the sustainability and profitability of farming.
Finch decodes products' environmental and social impacts to incentivize consumers and brands to make better decisions. Using machine learning capabilities, Finch scores products based on a series of attributes and equips consumers with the right information at the point of purchase.
Gardenio is a new kind of digital garden club membership for new food growers with an app to get connected to localized alerts and plant care, tools to identify and address issues in the garden, and ways to connect to your local gardening community for support and celebration.
Influunt provides water and flood risk intelligence to insurance, government, and asset owners using cutting edge satellite data and artificial intelligence for reducing losses and building climate resilience.
Igugu Global is Africa's Green Deal Room. From the Zulu word for treasure, Igugu Global is a company accelerating the flow of capital to Africa's $1.5 trillion gap in sustainable infrastructure.
Environmental data collection is tedious and costly causing researchers to miss out on data that can drive further conservation and research efforts. Renoster Systems provides nature preserves with climate sensing information via remote sensing to fill that gap.
Learn more about the Techstars Sustainability Accelerator in Partnership with The Nature Conservancy here.