Welcome to take Startup Climate Action with us!

The Startup Climate is challenge-driven program by Sting and Norrsken aiming to create more fast-growing startups that contribute innovative and scalable solutions to combat climate change. We want to break silos, mobilize people and create a movement of climate actors building climate startups of tomorrow!

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Inspired by the SDG 13  - taking #StartupClimateAction

The timeline

The Startup Climate Action initiative was launched in June 2020 when 13 leading heavy-weight Swedish Climate Champions presented 13 Climate Challenges that need to be solved. The initiative has a challenge-driven process where the funnel narrows down the further we proceed. 

Why are we doing this? 

Our mission is to find new solutions to fight climate change by creating and accelerating promising climate startups. We must stabilize Earth’s temperature rise at 1.5°C. To do so we need to cut greenhouse gas emission by half every 10 years (the Carbon Law) and reach net-zero emissions by 2050. We are rapidly running out to time and we all need to join forces to help fight climate change. We believe climate action startups could make a significant contribution.

In the Ideation phase brings together ideas and talents on an online innovation platform. 1000+ talents from 72 countries turned in 500+ co-founders and started 220+ startups.

52 teams continued to the Deep Dive and received individual coaching, mentoring, and got invited to an exclusive one-day Bootcamp to help develop the startup, business model, and team.

The best ideas per challenge will be offered to join the Test Drive program, a pre-accelerator program by Sting & Norrsken where you are given the tools to test and validate your business idea.

In 2021 Sting will run a dedicated Climate Action Accelerator for up to 6 carefully selected startups, providing tailored support to the most promising teams.

Karin Ruiz

Henna Keränen

Funda Sezgi

Project Lead

Deputy CEO & Buisness Coach @ Sting

karin.ruiz@sting.co

Program Lead

Head of Partnerships @ Sting

henna.keranen@sting.co

Jury Member

Chief Growth Officer @ Norrsken

funda@norrskenfoundation.org

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Green & Clean Transports

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AI for the Planet

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Sustainable Materials

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Energy Efficiency

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Circular Economy

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Reduced Waste

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Reduced Carbon Emissions

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Energy Storage

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Carbon Capture & Storage

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The Human Ocean

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Renewable & Clean Energy

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Green Buildings

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The Future of Food

We generate new startups fighting climate change.


13 challenges

13 champions

Partner Lead

Business Coach @ Sting

magnus.rehn@sting.co

Innovation Challenge Lead

Analyst @ Sting

elias.weike@sting.co

Magnus Rehn

Elias Weike

Meet the core team

Organizers

Sting is the leading ecosystem for tech startups in the Nordics’ and the longest-established accelerator and incubator in Sweden providing tools to help founders quickly turn their startups into sustainable businesses.

Norrsken supports entrepreneurs in two ways. The first is through a co-working space for 425 impact entrepreneurs in Stockholm. The second is through a VC fund backed by unicorn founders, which invests in companies with the potential to radically improve the world.

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Welcome to take Startup Climate Action with us. 

The Startup Climate is challenge-driven program by Sting and Norrsken aiming to create more fast-growing startups that contribute innovative and scalable solutions to combat climate change. We want to break silos, mobilize people and create a movement of climate actors building climate startups of tomorrow!

Find out more

13 champions

13 challenges

#1 Clean & Green Transports#2 AI for the Planet#3 Sustainable Materials#4 Energy Efficiency#5 Circular Economy#6 Reduced Waste#7 Reduced Carbon Emissions#8 Energy Storage#9 Carbon Capture & Storage#10 The Human Ocean#11 Renewable & Clean Energy#12 Green Buildings#13 The Future of Food

In the Ideation phase brings together ideas and talents on an online innovation platform. 1000+ talents from 72 countries turned in 500+ co-founders and started 220+ startups.

52 teams continued to the Deep Dive and received individual coaching, mentoring, and got invited to an exclusive one-day Bootcamp to help develop the startup, business model, and team.

The best ideas per challenge will be offered to join the Test Drive program, a pre-accelerator program by Sting & Norrsken where you are given the tools to test and validate your business idea.

In 2021 Sting will run a dedicated Climate Action Accelerator for up to 6 carefully selected startups, providing tailored support to the most promising teams.

 

 

Inspired by the SDG 13  - taking #StartupClimateAction

The Startup Climate Action initiative was launched in June 2020 when 13 leading heavy-weight Swedish Climate Champions presented 13 Climate Challenges that need to be solved. The initiative has a challenge-driven process where the funnel narrows down the further we proceed. 

Why are we doing this?

Our mission is to find new solutions to fight climate change by creating and accelerating promising climate startups. We must stabilize Earth’s temperature rise at 1.5°C. To do so we need to cut greenhouse gas emission by half every 10 years (the Carbon Law) and reach net-zero emissions by 2050. We are rapidly running out to time and we all need to join forces to help fight climate change. We believe climate action startups could make a significant contribution. 

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Harini Annadanam

Impact Assessment Lead

Management Trainee @ Norrsken

harini@norrskenfoundation.org