Rise Start-Up Academy, Climate

Rise Start-Up Academy: Climate FinTech Edition

Applications are now open

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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 open.
Closing date: 4 April 2024 | Programme starts: 22 April 2024

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