A one-year program
the next generation of
Climate Tech entrepreneurs.
We believe innovation driven by great entrepreneurs can bring planet positive solutions and businesses. As early stage investors, our goal is to provide high potential entrepreneurs with equity and coaching to kick start their start-up.
In Partnership with
We invest 100 000€ in equity in SAFE, for 7% stake in the company. Each entrepreneur will set-up a formal company early in the program. We will convert the SAFE at subsequent round, and continue investing if relevant.
Each entrepreneur will :
Build the start-up
Define value proposition
Attract the best co-founders
Prepare for a seed round
We are bringing equity but also our accumulated experience in selecting the best entrepreneurs and the best investment topics. We also share the valuable expertise of our Startup Success and the networks of our communities.
A year-long program, from idea to seed, to create and build a leading Climate Tech start-up.
100 K for 7% in SAFE
Perks and tools
25 October 2022
24 December 2022
Launch of Season #1
The program is a year long program at the end of which we expect entrepreneurs to raise a seed round which XAnge will lead.
Deeptech for Climate
Carbon & Climate Data
AI for Climate
We are looking for high potential European entrepreneurs, with strong ambition to tackle climate change and natural resource issues. We invest in future leaders, with capacity to turn ideas into a leading startup.
Candidates can be students or professionals with business or technological training, strong ambition and capacity to become stellar CEOs.
Carbon and Climate are the most urgent matters. We also value addressing other environmental issues : resources, water, waste, biodiversity ...
The energy transition is a key Climate Tech investment area. We are also passionate about a variety of planet positive technological innovations.
We are early stage European investors. We believe in the power of technology to build planet positive high-potential startups.
Climate Tech is a multidisciplinary environment where complementary expertise need to be brought together.
We believe Climate Tech is a vast and promising investment space in which we can help build leaders of the future.
Our Partners and Experts network
This section gathers all practical questions that you can have on the Climate Fellowship program.
If your question isn't answered below, please reach out to Nadja Bresous Mehigan, who is in charge of the program.
Do I need a team to apply?No, we are looking for individuals with great ideas and strong drive, ready to found a startup. If you have co-founders, it's great, but not a must.
Can I apply to the program if I am still a student or working full time?Yes, you are welcome to apply, you would need to be ready to start working full time on the program as of January 1st for 9 to 12 months without any constraints.
I am not based in Europe, can I apply?The program will invest in companies with HQ in Europe and in the US. We expect you to operate your project in those locations. You will need to be available on CET time zone for webinars.
What should I expect after the program?The objective of the program is to raise funds to support the technical, HR and commercial development of the startup. It would take place in the form of a pre-seed / seed round, in which XAnge would participate alongside other very early stage investors and / or Business Angels.
I am passionate about innovation to contribute solving climate change, but I do not know where to start? Can I apply?Yes, absolutely. We will help participants who are still in need to finetune the market they want to address and the solution they want to build.
How do you expect me to spend the 100k euros?The money will take the form of equity injection in a formal company. As future CEO, you are expected to know best how to efficiently spend the money. Of course, we will challenge you and guide you on budget.
To prepare you best, you can download all the questions of the application form here.