APAC CLIMATE TECH - ADVANCED MATERIALS

Overview

A 12-week virtual program offering founders the necessary tools for their technology development, commercialization, and fundraising needs.

Our mission is to enable system-wide innovation in Asia-Pacific, a defining region for decarbonization, by:

  • providing critical resources to support deep tech founders
  • increasing collaboration across a global network of diverse stakeholders
  • applying necessary regional context and perspective to drive rapid action
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Our team will support you all the way through to launch

UP TO

200K USD

INVESTMENT

Who we're looking for

We are looking for early-stage founders accelerating the transition to a more sustainable, equitable, and inclusive future.

Brinc’s APAC climate tech program rotates the theme/focus per cohort in response to current trends and startup activity. The inaugural cycle will focus on advanced materials, supporting startups with novel, defensible technical innovation in areas such as synthetic biology, electrochemistry, membranes, catalysis, and/or coatings. Applications may include:

  • Sustainable cooling
  • Critical resource extraction/recovery/upcycling
  • High-performance filtration/separation
  • Green building materials
  • Alternative fuels/chemicals

Eligibility

  • Incorporated entity
  • At least two full-time founders
  • TRL 4+ with supporting data

Evaluation Criteria

  • Annual gigaton-scale emissions reduction potential
  • Techno-economic model 
  • technical defensibility

How Startups Benefit

Tailored Support

Intimate cohort size for customized programming. Ongoing fundraising and hiring support from our portfolio team

Global Exposure

Connect to a global network of potential partners and/or customers

Network with Industry Experts

Connect with industry leaders and technical experts for in-depth guidance on challenges such as supply chain, IP, and process scale-up

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Investor Access

Receive coaching on your pitch, storytelling, and clarity on what investors are looking for. Pre-program funding opportunities through Brinc’s syndicate partner network. Matchup day at the end of the program and access to in-person event spotlights

Community

Join a growing global climate tech portfolio, with over 64 climate tech companies to date

Curriculum highlights

  • One-on-one meetings with relevant mentors and subject matter experts
  • Learn to address technical challenges such as IP, supply chain, and techno-economic modeling
  • Refine your business model, go-to-market strategy, and financial model

What to Expect

1. Initial Application

After submitting the first part of the application, founders should receive a response from Brinc’s team within one week about whether they are still under consideration and details on information for the next phase of the application process.

2. Selection

Top applications will be interviewed by Brinc’s team. If startups submit all required application materials quickly, it is possible to move from initial application to “shortlist” within two to three weeks.

3. Opportunities for Investment 

Startups will be presented to a curated group of investors and will be eligible for investment up to US$200K. Additional calls will take place with relevant applicants to determine final terms on a case-by-case basis. Valuation ranges are typically US$2-10M. A small subset of top applicants will be allowed to enter the program even if they are not selected by syndicate partners.

4. Fundraising Support

All participating startups will receive long-term support from Brinc’s portfolio team. While funding cannot be guaranteed, Brinc will work with companies to connect with investors and close capital during or shortly after the program end date.

5. Cost

Brinc charges a program fee of US$35,000, typically payable only upon the full disbursement of the investment by the program’s investment partner. All startups participating in programs enter into an advisory share agreement with Brinc, aligned to long-term support by Brinc’s portfolio team.

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select mentors & speakers

Stuart Oda

Stuart Oda

Founder & CEO, Alesca Life Technologies
Priya

Priya Shah

General Partner, Theia Ventures
Pattapon Kasemtanakul

Pattapon Kasemtanakul

Venture Investment Manager, SCG
John Colantonio

John Colantonio

Global Lead, Technology Scouting, Baltimore Aircoil
jason-teng

Jason Teng

Partner, Potter Clarkson

Network

Accelerator Funding Partners

Ecosystem Partners

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