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ClimateTech Founder Fellowship

6 Weeks of Rapid Progress on Your #1 Priority with Expert & Peer Support

🔍 1:1 Diagnostic: Choose sales or fundraising as your top priority, identify your gaps & get matched to an expert coach

🧠 Coach-led Mastermind on your top priority to boost progress and implement proven systems alongside peers at your level.

🤫 Off the Record sessions with experienced founders, investors and experts for candid, actionable feedback & advice

🚀 Sustain long-term success with monthly drop-in Masterminds, Deep Work sessions, Focus Sprints & events


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24 spots filled on a rolling basis. Applications close when filled.
Sprint starts 2 September 2024.

Meet likeminded founders solving the world's biggest problems

Get introduced to like-minded founders solving massive social & environmental problems, investors who are funding impact startups, and mentors who have been there, done that.

🎉 Next Welcome Party: 16 August 2022

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We've built the largest community of ClimateTech founders & investors - so you don't have to

Solving the climate crisis while building a profitable startup is hard

lots of busywork, but not enough progress
There are always 99 problems to solve, but you don't get enough focussed deep work to make the rapid progress you need.
It's hard to get the right advice at the right time
You have mentors, but you need more than occasional advice. You wish you had somebody to help you level up your systems & habits.
You Wish you had a stronger network in climateTech
You don't need 'Networking', you need deep connections with people that can open doors.
You feel increasingly isolated & Alone
As the pressure increases, your founder journey gets increasingly lonely. You're stuck figuring things out by yourself.

Our three-step-process is designed to triple your likelihood of success

According to research conducted among 700 startups, expert mentorship will triple chances of startup success. We run a structured process and give you access to proven systems to help you make rapid progress on your top priority.

Step 1
1:1 Diagnostic to choose your priority & identify your biggest gaps

You'll complete our comprehensive assessment to identify the biggest factors holding you back.

In a 1:1 call with we'll co-design a custom plan to level-up your systems with the 6-week Focus Sprint and create sustainable progress in the 12 months after.

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Step 2
6-week Focus Sprint for rapid progress on your top priority

Our Priority Sprint helps you make progress on one of your key focus areas: Sales or fundraising.

In this time, we'll set the foundation for long-term success and help you implement the proven system and strategies you need.

Step 3
Ongoing access to coaching, experienced founders & pitch events

Receive continuous support during our monthly drop-in coaching sessions, 'Off the Record' access to experienced founders, quarterly pitch events & peer support.

Tap into the experts you need whenever you need them.

What could you achieve with extreme focus supported by top-tier experts and peers in your corner?

What if you joined a support system of the most ambitious ClimateTech founders a year ago? 

Coach-led Mastermind: Radically candid support on your top priority.
Our unique peer support format helps you achieve break-throughs on your biggest business challenges. We will match you with a coach who is an expert in the area you need help with and peers at your stage.

Format: Group sessions, moderated
: Weekly for 6 weeks, monthly thereafter

Quarterly 'Pitch for Climate' events
We'll put you in front of leading ClimateTech VCs and angel investors at our quarterly pitch events.

Access all the best investors at once, rather than cold emailing them.

Format: Group session
Quarterly pitch event, regular Masterclasses & ongoing ad hoc email support

Off the Record: Access top founders & their success systems to help you scale
What if you could implement the exact systems and processes that the most successful founders used to scale their ventures? Learn from them during our intimate sessions and get plenty of time to ask questions.

Format: Group sessions, moderated
Weekly for 6 weeks, monthly thereafter

Weekly Deep Work Sessions
Accelerate your progress in weekly Deep Work session alongside like-minded founders.
Share your focus, ask for help on your biggest challenges & get stuff done in a weekly facilitated session catering to time zones ranging from San Francisco to Berlin.

Format: Facilitated group session & async updates

Join for hands-on support on your top priority. Stay for the deep belonging among founders like you

Brian Chesky

Co-founder & CEO, Airbnb

Photo: Airbnb, CC license

“I remember going from incredibly happy to incredibly isolated.

I was prepared for the business challenges, but not for the psychological & emotional journey we went on.

Nobody warned me about the lonely journey it can be.

But it doesn’t have to be lonely. Keep in touch with your friends & meet other entrepreneurs.

Fight the temptation of isolation so that you can stay connected.

Because if you are connected, you are going to be okay!”

Coach-led Masterminds: Facilitated by an expert, guided by proven systems & joined by peers at your stage

When you join, we carefully match you to an expert coach and like-minded founders who are at a similar stage to you. Build deep connections during the 6-week Focus Sprint & build friendships with founders that can last a lifetime.

Circular economy

Upcycled snacks from waste fruit pulps

"The right balance of mental health support and actionable business tools. To me, this is invaluable."
Chloë Stewart
Founder & CEO, nibs etc

Weekly Deep Work sessions to help you actually implement what you learn alongside founders like yourself

Weekly facilitated sessions suitable to time zones ranging from San Francisco to Berlin

Share your intention, your biggest challenges & receive support

Get into deep focus alongside like-minded founders

'Off the Record' advice from top entrepreneurs & experts

Get access to dozens of experienced entrepreneurs and experts and hear the advice that is rarely shared publicly.

FundraisingProduct Market FitGrowthProductLeadershipMental Health

Kenny Ewan

Grew WeFarm into a team of 50+ people, raised $40M+ in funding, and scaled the platform to millions of users.

Dimitry Gershenson

Co-founder & CEO
Enduring Planet
Ex-Facebook Executive, Co-founder of equity-free funding platform for ClimateTech startups and investor.

Tom Foster-Carter

ex COO
Helped grow Monzo into the largest UK Fintech bank, and co-founded multiple startups. Now, Founder of Lollipop AI

Andrea Canepa

Managing DIrector
Net Zero Insights
Built the largest market insights platform for ClimateTech investors and startups globally.

Chris Howard

Serial Entrepreneur
Serial entrepreneur & angel investor, and startup mentor. Now working on a Stealth ClimateTech venture.

Sophie Purdom

Co-founder market insights platform CTVC & investing in ClimateTech as Managing Partner Planeteer Capital

Cyrille Najjar

Co-founder & CEO
Sensio Air
Hardware product designer, serial entrepreneur & investor based in Silicon Valley. Startup mentor at Stanford.

Mikela Druckman

Co-founder & CEO
Founder & CEO of AI-based recycling technology startup, raised $15M+ from the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio
+ many more
B2C ClimateTech

At-scale behaviour change for the climate emergency

"Incredibly helpful event, appreciated how candid the speaker was about the difficult stuff, including mistakes (so we could learn from them)."
Pooja Paul
Founder & CEO, Habitable Earth

Get the most brutally honest feedback on your startup & pitch at our 
Pitch for Climate events

We'll put you in front of the world's leading ClimateTech investors at our regular Pitch for Climate events

Circular economy

Industrial-scale upcycling of used textiles

"Almost everybody we spoke to was valuable. We got exposure to both European & US investors"
Zahlen Titcomb
Co-founder & CEO, Ravel

A schedule to make rapid progress in just 6 weeks, while not distracting you from the day to day

During the 6-week Kickoff Bootcamp you'll spend 3-6 hours per week connecting to the most relevant entrepreneurs, investors & experts. After the Bootcamp, most founders spend 2-4 hours per month to stay engaged with the community and get support from their dedicated Founder Coach.

Example schedule shown below will differ based on cohort & individual goals
Sessions take place between 8-10AM PT, 11AM-1PM ET & 6-7PM CET


Join local adventures and make friends with like minded founders

Join trips and build friendship that can last a lifetime

Screenshot of a Investor Off the Record session in the Impact Hustlers Community

How the Fellowship compares to alternatives

Understand whether the Fellowship is a good option for you by comparing it to alternatives below

Online Communities
Impact Hustlers Fellowship
Structured coach-led programme to facilitate progress in a small peer group
Access to world-leading founders and experts on growth, investment, hiring, product & more
Truly global network across the United States, United Kingdom & Europe
In-person events & local adventures
Investment into your startup
No direct investment, but investor introductions
Cost to you
5-10% equity
$10 - $200/month
~$166/month, paid annually
Duration of support
Typically 4 weeks - 3 months & little long-term support
Only self-service low-touch support
Combination of focussed 6-week programme & ongoing support

Don't take our word for it. Here is what our Fellows say about the experience:

On-demand equity-free support, without spending years to build a support system

Equity-free membership, just one flat membership fee.

Per year, billed annually.
Best value for access to Fellowship benefits
6 week Focus Sprint + 12 month membership
Plan includes:
Access quarterly Focus Sprint on top priority
1:1 Diagnostic to identify gaps & opportunities
Coach-led Mastermind group with peers at your stage
Off the Record sessions with experts & founders
Pitch for Climate: Present to leading ClimateTech investors
Weekly Deep Work Sessions to implement learnings alongside peers
Bonus for first 12 Fellows: Extensive 1:1 sales or investor deck review to level up your storytelling & positioning
Book Discovery Session
per instalment (Total: $2400)
Access to Fellowship in 4 instalments
6 week Focus Sprint + 12 month membership
Plan includes:
Access quarterly Focus Sprint on top priority
1:1 Diagnostic to identify gaps & opportunities
Coach-led Mastermind group with peers at your stage
Off the Record sessions with experts & founders
Pitch for Climate: Present to leading ClimateTech investors
Weekly Deep Work Sessions to implement learnings alongside peers
Bonus: Extensive 1:1 pitch deck review to level up your storytelling & positioning
Bonus: 1:1 introductions to relevant members of Impact Hustlers based on your priorities
Join Discovery Session

Double Strength Happiness Guarantee

14-Day No-Questions-Asked Money Back Promise

If you find that the Fellowship isn't for you after 14 days of attending all sessions, we'll refund the full Fellowship fee. No questions asked.

Results guaranteed - or we work free until you get them

At the start of the Fellowship, we’ll co-design a detailed plan. If you don't get the promised results, we’ll work with you for free until you achieve them.


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One More Thing...

A note on why I started the Fellowship...

90% of startups fail. This is widely accepted as normal.
We cannot accept this, especially not in ClimateTech.

While it's easier than ever to start a company, it's incredibly hard to build a scalable, profitable business while also solving humanity's largest problem: the climate crisis.

Most founders - like myself - struggle with two challenges:
1. Making rapid progress on their #1 priority & understand what they need to fix to achieve success
2.  Surrounding themselves with expert mentors & like-minded peers that can be there for the good and the bad times.

Paul Graham says, “Most startups fail because they don’t make something people want, and the reason most don’t is that they don’t try hard enough.”

That's true, but in reality this happens because founders get burnt out by the constant grind and don't have the support system around them to help them choose the right path.

This is why we built the ClimateTech Founder Fellowship, a program giving founders the support system they need to make rapid progress fast while guided by expert coaches, experienced founders and peers at their stage.

Hope to see you in one of our next cohorts!

Maiko Schaffrath
Founder & CEO