Climate Ready

Take your startup idea to a next level

Applications are open - 20th April 2024

Climate Ready

Take your startup idea to a next level

A six-week accelerator for entrepreneurs to bridge knowledge and business skills gap to strengthen business models, build network and confidence and gain direct access to the Climate Launch accelerator program

Climate Ready for Women

Circular Economy Edition

Climate Ready for Students

Why Ready ?

Climate change impacts people differently – in terms of socioeconomic circumstances, disabilities, age, and gender. It is essential that the solutions to climate action are just, effective, and sustainable.

But when it comes to creating climate solutions, the female perspective is lacking. According to the sixth economic census, women entrepreneurs constitute 13.76% of businesses in India and 8.05 million of the 58.5 million entrepreneurs in India. Female entrepreneurs face many obstacles to success in climate tech, including access to capital and structural discrimination, with only 1.5% of the total funding awarded to women-led startups as per a senior Google executive.

Climate Ready is designed to bridge the missing skills so that women and student entrepreneurs build confidence and gain adequate knowledge to thrive in the market and actively seek support available in the ecosystem. This will effectively create a strong pipeline of women and student entrepreneurs in climate tech.

Direct entry to Climate Launch post completion

Continued support through Climate Launch 

Tailored sessions for identified skill and knowledge gaps for women and student entrepreneurs 

One-on-one mentorship from experienced startup practitioners and industry leaders 

Talks and networking opportunities with other climate tech startups 

Building confidence through interactive sessions, peer-to-peer learnings and customized support 

Educational resources and training on building a successful climate business

Customised support to developing and refining business plans 


Ready to take your startup
to next level?

If you have a great idea and the drive to make it a reality, we want to hear from you. We welcome startups from all backgrounds, whether you are a solo founder or a team with a shared vision. Let’s work together to build a better future, one startup at a time!

Applications closing date – 20 May 2024

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Our pre-accelerator, Climate Ready, are specifically tailored to support student-entrepreneurs and women-led startups.
Our two-stage accelerators, Climate Launch and Climate Runway are designed to help startups validate their market fit, and strengthen their go-to-market strategies and their access to funds.
To determine which program is best suited for your startup, we recommend reviewing the eligibility criteria for each program, along with what each program offers. Alternatively, you can try out our chat feature to determine which program is best for you.
Climate Collective Foundation (CCF) is an India-based non-profit that empowers entrepreneurs focused on climate change and circular economy throughout the Global South. Its goal is to build and strengthen local climate startup ecosystems by bridging the gap between the development and private sectors. CCF is an ecosystem enabler and is the knowledge partner for the Climate Accelerator with PR Clean Energy Pvt. Ltd.
The Climate Accelerator (tCA) is an integrated set of accelerator programmes dedicated to helping early-stage climate tech startups from the Global South enter the market, grow, and succeed.
It is a multi-stage integrated accelerator programme that has emerged from our leading accelerator programmes that we have been running since 2017 in the climate tech space. tCA has three programmes:
(a) Climate Ready is a pre-accelerator for women and students (for South Asia only).
(b) Climate Launch is the accelerator programme (for South Asia and the Gulf region).
(c) Climate Runway is an advanced stage of the accelerator programme.
We have since accelerated 862 startups that have raised over $160 million.
A six-week pre-accelerator program for entrepreneurs to bridge knowledge and skills gaps, strengthen business models, build networks and confidence, and gain direct access to the Climate Launch accelerator program. Please note that the Climate Ready for Women and Climate Ready for Students programs are currently operational for the South Asia region only. (This will be launched later this year)
Currently, the Climate Launch is accepting applications from only one of these 12 countries: (2 regions : South Asia and the Gulf)
South Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Gulf: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates for the year 2023.
However, we plan to accept applications from Global South next year. Stay tuned for updates on our website and social media channels.   
The primary language used in the program is English. It is expected that participants have a basic level of proficiency in the language.
The program is delivered online, with weekly virtual sessions and events.
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