Rise Start-Up Academy, Climate

Rise Start-Up Academy: Climate FinTech Edition

Applications are closed, register your interest for future dates

Rise Start-Up Academy: Climate FinTech Edition looks to support entrepreneurs bringing a Climate FinTech solution to market.  Here you’ll think about your entire business and all its moving parts, learn to pitch for funding, grow your customer base, and launch with confidence. Continue to refine your MVP, explore pricing, and develop an understanding of business model dynamics

You’ll hear from established Climate FinTech founders as well as VCs operating and investing in this space.

The Academy is built around a set schedule and key learning milestones. You’ll have access to a range of modules, a wealth of exclusive content, and a community of like-minded individuals with whom you can share challenges whilst you support each other. 

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Is the Rise Start-Up Academy: Climate FinTech Edition best fit for you?

You're a fintech founder of an early stage start-up who has raised either pre-seed or seed-stage funding and has a team up to 6.

You’re building a Climate FinTech solution which falls into one of the following categories;  Carbon management, Direct mitigation, Climate risk management.

You're based in the US, Canada, Europe or UK.

Applications are now closed. Register your interest for our future cohort.

Rise Start-Up Academy:
Climate FinTech Edition 2024 Cohort

We are thrilled to share our latest Rise Start-Up Academy: Climate FinTech Edition cohort lookbook. Our cohort consists of companies that are focused in  one or more areas including climate risk management, carbon management and direct mitigation. To learn more about each company download the loobook.

Learn more about our focus areas.

Addressing climate change and the transition to net zero is an urgent and complex challenge, one that will require innovation to drive real world decarbonisation and ensure a just transition, where no one is disproportionately burdened by the cost of change.

Our Climate FinTech Thesis outlines how emerging Climate FinTech solutions can strengthen incentives, share information and responsibilities across value chains and stakeholders, and drive greater adoption of low-carbon solutions and technology. Our Thesis forms the basis for our Rise Start-Up Academy: Climate FinTech Edition focus areas which include; Carbon management, Direct mitigation, Climate risk management.

Read our Climate FinTech Thesis to learn more about these opportunity areas.

Rise Start-Up Academy alumni

"So proud to have been part of this programme and this community. Your support made a huge difference!"

Jonathan Neumann, Founder of Climataa

"Participating in the Rise Start-Up Academy programme was a fantastic experience for Zeed. It provided us with invaluable practical knowledge with guidance from experienced mentors, programme managers and fellow participants."

Rohan Regmi, Co-Founder of Zeed

"Being a part of the Rise Start-Up Academy at our early stage, not only gave us the knowledge and education to build as a business, it also opened up the entire Rise fintech ecosystem to us as a network. Hugely beneficial!"

Sonal Bagga, Founder and CEO of Namma