Climate Technology

Fueling a Climate-Positive Future

Brinc’s climate tech accelerator programs focus on specific sub-sectors and small cohorts to maximize value for participating founders. Startups connect to a global network of mentors, investors, and corporates to support their unique climate journeys.

Our Stats

US$2.1M

Average Investment Post-Program

95%

Portfolio Survival rate

64

Investments in Climate Tech

Why Join?

Joining one of Brinc’s tailored climate tech accelerator programs offers your startup a unique opportunity to drive real change. Our sector-specific programs are designed to provide maximum founder value, including invaluable mentorship, resources, and a supportive community of like-minded innovators, all focused on one common goal: creating a more sustainable future.

Tailored Support

Our small cohorts guarantee hands-on support, with curriculum tailored to each cohort. Sector-specific programs enhance network value for founders as well as mentors

Access to Global Networks

Connect with a diverse community of founders, investors, mentors, and corporates

Funding for Impact

Opportunities for pre-program funding of up to US$200K and in-person event spotlights. Guaranteed matchup day with global investor network and ongoing portfolio team support.

Interested in our programs?

Fill out our interest form to learn more

Programs Maximize Founder Value

2019 - Present

Cell-based cotton

2019 - Present

Cell-based marine protein

2020 - Present

Cell-based meat

2020 - Present

Cell-based chicken

2020 - Present

Precision fermentation infant formula

2020 - Present

Power energy storage technology

Programs Maximize Founder Value

2019 - Present

Cell-based cotton

2019 - Present

Cell-based marine protein

2020 - Present

Cell-based meat

2020 - Present

Cell-based chicken

2020 - Present

Precision fermentation infant formula

2020 - Present

Power energy storage technology

Hear from our Alumni

Brinc has been a launchpad for exceptional success stories. Our diverse array of graduates have harnessed the benefits of our accelerator to refine their ideas, access critical resources, and secure funding. Their achievements stand as a testament to the power of our network and the transformative impact of our tailored approach.

This is one of the most useful programs I’ve participated in, easily traced back to the thoughtfulness and follow through from Janina and Elisa.

Manu Pillai

CEO, CarbonBridge

This is one of the most useful programs I’ve participated in, easily traced back to the thoughtfulness and follow through from Janina and Elisa.

Manu Pillai

CEO, CarbonBridge

The program was fantastic. I really think that the company grew and became stronger and I as a founder became a more competent professional.

Jose Alfaro

Founder and CEO, Poás Bioenergy

The program was fantastic. I really think that the company grew and became stronger and I as a founder became a more competent professional.

Jose Alfaro

Founder and CEO, Poás Bioenergy

The Brinc accelerator is the ideal environment for early stage food tech companies. The curriculum covers everything you need to take your business to the next level with interactive seminars on everything from developing your investor pitch deck to defining your value proposition and routes to market.

David Beaver

CEO at Root Kitchen

The Brinc accelerator is the ideal environment for early stage food tech companies. The curriculum covers everything you need to take your business to the next level with interactive seminars on everything from developing your investor pitch deck to defining your value proposition and routes to market.

David Beaver

CEO at Root Kitchen

Brinc kickstarted our plans to work with partners in Asia – helping us close the gap between South Africa and the East. The partnerships are already starting to speed up our plans for scale while the program helped us to focus on what makes Mzansi, Mzansi.

Brett Thompson

CEO of Mzansi Meat

Brinc kickstarted our plans to work with partners in Asia – helping us close the gap between South Africa and the East. The partnerships are already starting to speed up our plans for scale while the program helped us to focus on what makes Mzansi, Mzansi.

Brett Thompson

CEO of Mzansi Meat

As a pioneer in the alt-protein space, the session with Program Mentor Josh Tetrick was invaluable. His insights, knowledge and feedback have helped shape our path as a start-up company.

Paul Bevan

Founder & CEO of Magic Valley

As a pioneer in the alt-protein space, the session with Program Mentor Josh Tetrick was invaluable. His insights, knowledge and feedback have helped shape our path as a start-up company.

Paul Bevan

Founder & CEO of Magic Valley

“Brinc opened our eyes and gave us insight into how to run a hardware startup from product development to building a sustainable hardware business.”

Liris Maduningtyas

Founder of JALA

“Brinc opened our eyes and gave us insight into how to run a hardware startup from product development to building a sustainable hardware business.”

Liris Maduningtyas

Founder of JALA

We love being in a sensitive environment that challenged us to understand the limitations and opportunities in the food industry.

Riana Lynn

Founder of Journey Foods

We love being in a sensitive environment that challenged us to understand the limitations and opportunities in the food industry.

Riana Lynn

Founder of Journey Foods

Brinc gave us real exposure to different markets. We now have the knowledge & contacts that are required, should we look to bring a product to other markets.

Gabriel Bean

Founder of Grounded

Brinc gave us real exposure to different markets. We now have the knowledge & contacts that are required, should we look to bring a product to other markets.

Gabriel Bean

Founder of Grounded

This is one of the most useful programs I’ve participated in, easily traced back to the thoughtfulness and follow through from Janina and Elisa.

Manu Pillai

CEO, CarbonBridge

This is one of the most useful programs I’ve participated in, easily traced back to the thoughtfulness and follow through from Janina and Elisa.

Manu Pillai

CEO, CarbonBridge

The program was fantastic. I really think that the company grew and became stronger and I as a founder became a more competent professional.

Jose Alfaro

Founder and CEO, Poás Bioenergy

The program was fantastic. I really think that the company grew and became stronger and I as a founder became a more competent professional.

Jose Alfaro

Founder and CEO, Poás Bioenergy

The Brinc accelerator is the ideal environment for early stage food tech companies. The curriculum covers everything you need to take your business to the next level with interactive seminars on everything from developing your investor pitch deck to defining your value proposition and routes to market.

David Beaver

CEO at Root Kitchen

The Brinc accelerator is the ideal environment for early stage food tech companies. The curriculum covers everything you need to take your business to the next level with interactive seminars on everything from developing your investor pitch deck to defining your value proposition and routes to market.

David Beaver

CEO at Root Kitchen

Brinc kickstarted our plans to work with partners in Asia – helping us close the gap between South Africa and the East. The partnerships are already starting to speed up our plans for scale while the program helped us to focus on what makes Mzansi, Mzansi.

Brett Thompson

CEO of Mzansi Meat

Brinc kickstarted our plans to work with partners in Asia – helping us close the gap between South Africa and the East. The partnerships are already starting to speed up our plans for scale while the program helped us to focus on what makes Mzansi, Mzansi.

Brett Thompson

CEO of Mzansi Meat

As a pioneer in the alt-protein space, the session with Program Mentor Josh Tetrick was invaluable. His insights, knowledge and feedback have helped shape our path as a start-up company.

Paul Bevan

Founder & CEO of Magic Valley

As a pioneer in the alt-protein space, the session with Program Mentor Josh Tetrick was invaluable. His insights, knowledge and feedback have helped shape our path as a start-up company.

Paul Bevan

Founder & CEO of Magic Valley

“Brinc opened our eyes and gave us insight into how to run a hardware startup from product development to building a sustainable hardware business.”

Liris Maduningtyas

Founder of JALA

“Brinc opened our eyes and gave us insight into how to run a hardware startup from product development to building a sustainable hardware business.”

Liris Maduningtyas

Founder of JALA

We love being in a sensitive environment that challenged us to understand the limitations and opportunities in the food industry.

Riana Lynn

Founder of Journey Foods

We love being in a sensitive environment that challenged us to understand the limitations and opportunities in the food industry.

Riana Lynn

Founder of Journey Foods

Brinc gave us real exposure to different markets. We now have the knowledge & contacts that are required, should we look to bring a product to other markets.

Gabriel Bean

Founder of Grounded

Brinc gave us real exposure to different markets. We now have the knowledge & contacts that are required, should we look to bring a product to other markets.

Gabriel Bean

Founder of Grounded

Our Programs

Virtual

For global startups with tech-driven solutions to solve deep-rooted inefficiencies in the food system and create a more sustainable food supply chain.

Virtual

Empowering game-changing entrepreneurs focused on innovations in CDR on their paths toward gigaton-scale carbon removal.

Virtual

For APAC founders developing innovative climate tech solutions. Exact area of focus will depend on the application pool (possible topics include, but are not limited to, energy, industrial decarbonization, mobility). Startups with near-term plans to expand into APAC are also encouraged to apply.

Network

Measuring Impact

Brinc aims to enable the transition to a more sustainable, equitable, and inclusive future by supporting 1,000 new startups by 2030. We focus on empowering gamechangers, or founders who will positively disrupt our world with meaningful climate impact. We track individual and aggregate portfolio company contributions to these themes.

Sustainability

  • MT of CO2e emissions avoided
  • MT of Carbon sequestered
  • Tons of waste diverted from landfill
  • Gallons of water saved
    (from products sold)

Equity

(millions of) Lives impacted across key themes of well-being:

  • Number of users whose income has increased due to company’s product/services
  • Number of jobs created (by direct employment or indirectly)
  • Number of women reached with targeted products or services

Inclusion

  • Portfolio companies founded or led by women OR underrepresented groups

Insights

Brinc News
  • Brinc

GlassWall Syndicate is Now Powered by Brinc

GlassWall Syndicate (GWS), the world’s largest alternative protein investor network, announces that it is now hosted by Brinc. GWS will...

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Brinc News
  • Brinc

On the Brinc: Ep. 2 Interview with Yugen Agency Creative Director & Co-Founder

For the second episode of On the Brinc, the interview series that explores the multifaceted journey of entrepreneurship,  we dive...

Multiples Authors
Brinc
Brinc News
  • Brinc

Spring 2024 Cohort: Climate Tech

Brinc has announced the selection of 9 diverse startups for its Spring 2024 Climate Tech program. In alignment with Brinc’s...

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Events
0424-Puro-APAC-CDR-Summit-1
  • Janina Motter

Brinc on Puro.earth's APAC CDR Summit: A Recap

Puro.earth’s APAC CDR summit was, in the words of one panelist, a truly historic event as the first industry gathering...

Multiples Authors
Janina Motter
Events
  • Elisa Riou

Notes from Hello Tomorrow’s Global Summit 2024 in Paris

Last month, I had the privilege of attending the 9th iteration of the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit in Paris, an...

Multiples Authors
Elisa Riou
Insights
  • Brinc

Venture Capital Firm Hatcher+ on Climate Tech Startups: Accelerating a Greener Future

John Sharp is the CEO and founder of data-driven venture capital firm Hatcher+. With a focus on Climate Tech, AgriFood...

Multiples Authors
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Events
  • Ann Li

Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit 2023: A Brinc Recap

At a three-day conference in Singapore that took place as part of Singapore International Agri-Food Week, a key member of...

Multiples Authors
Ann Li
Insights
  • Janina Motter
    ,
  • Himanshu Sharma
    ,
  • Waroon Chhabra
    ,
  • Isabella Tasset

The AgTech Startup Ecosystem in India and Southeast Asia: Driving Change

The second of a two-part series, this article by Brinc’s Climate Tech team and Theia Ventures addresses how to incentivize...

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Janina Motter, ...Himanshu Sharma, ...Waroon Chhabra, ...Isabella Tasset
Insights
  • Janina Motter

VERGE 23: Key Takeaways & Insights on Climate Tech Investing, Underrepresented Founders, and More

At the three-day conference in San Jose, California, Brinc’s Sustainability Program Manager, Janina Motter, had the chance to meet with...

Multiples Authors
Janina Motter

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FAQs

There are ~3-4 hours of scheduled sessions at recurring time slots determined at the start of the program aligned to the cohort’s schedule. Additionally, ~3 hours of time each week may be needed for pre-work, progress towards your program objectives, and meeting with mentors 1:1 or in small group formats.

Generally, yes. Please ensure you will still have capacity to attend sessions and meet expected program time commitments. If joining Brinc after another accelerator, please note that Brinc’s curriculum is tailored to each cohort and specific objectives for each startup are mutually agreed to at the start of the program. Brinc’s program is virtual.

Brinc aims to support every startup participating in its programs by connecting them with suitable program investment partners. If your startup advances to the second phase of the application process, the investment partner’s offer will be addressed from the very first call. Disbursement of the investment amount typically occurs during the program or shortly after.

Yes, Brinc charges a US$35,000 program fee. Typically, payment is required after the program investment partner fully disburses the investment amount.

Brinc will consider solo founders based on the strength of their application. Brinc will also aim to support founders in searching for a co-founder as needed, but please note that this is not a primary focus of the program. Please consider whether you will have capacity as a solo founder to maintain the level of engagement expected throughout the program.

Brinc uses a weighted scorecard covering aspects ranging across each of the same modules as the program (team, tech, market, financials, impact). Founders must be pursuing an idea full time, have at least a lab-scale prototype (TRL 4+), and be thinking about how to achieve gigaton-scale in their potential impact (even if they are not clear on how to evaluate this quantitatively). We also look for founders who are coachable and have a sense of how the program can best support them. Since the programs are designed to support founders connecting to institutional investors, we do prioritize companies with approaches with clear defensibility.

The exact calendar start will depend on the startup selection process. At this time, the program start is targeted for Q1 2024.

For additional questions, see Brinc’s FAQ page