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28 Well-Known Sustainability Accelerators and Incubators

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Looking to start a business in the Sustainability industry?

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The accelerator and incubator ecosystem is continually expanding, so you'll want to keep track of them all.

To help you, we've put together an exhaustive list of 28 of the best incubators and accelerators in the Sustainability industry.


The 28 Best Sustainability Accelerators and Incubators

1) Startup Wise Guys

1) Startup Wise Guys

The leading B2B startup accelerator in Europe is Startup Wise Guys.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Estonia
  • City: Tallinn
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Andrea Orlando, Herty Tammo, Jon Bradford, Mike Reiner
  • Number of investments: 230
  • Number of exits: 4
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 22

You can find their website here.

2) Tribe Accelerator

2) Tribe Accelerator

The First Government-Supported Blockchain Accelerator in Singapore

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Singapore
  • City: Singapore
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Ryan Chew Zi Jie, Yi Ming Ng
  • Number of investments: 34
  • Number of exits: 3

You can find their website here.

3) Food Labs

3) Food Labs

Atlantic Food Labs is a business accelerator and investor focused on the future of nutrition, sustainability, and health.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • City: Berlin
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Christophe Maire
  • Number of investments: 30

You can find their website here.

4) Carbon Trust

4) Carbon Trust

Carbon Trust aims to hasten the transition to a low-carbon economy by collaborating with businesses to minimize carbon emissions now and in the future.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • City: London
  • Started in: 2001
  • Number of investments: 22
  • Number of exits: 5

You can find their website here.

5) Exponential Impact

5) Exponential Impact

Exponential Impact is a Colorado-based economic development accelerator and incubator for early-stage businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Colorado Springs
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Vance F. Brown
  • Number of investments: 15
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 14

You can find their website here.

6) EY Startup Academy

6) EY Startup Academy

EY Startup Academy is a program that helps companies get the funding they need when they're still in the early stages.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • City: Frankfurt
  • Number of investments: 33
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 6

You can find their website here.

7) Hall Labs

7) Hall Labs

Hall Labs is a venture capital business that invests in startups in the fields of sustainability and personal transportation.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Provo
  • Started in: 1955
  • Founders: H. Tracy Hall

You can find their website here.

8) Fledge

8) Fledge

Fledge is a global network of business accelerators focused on for-profit enterprises with a social goal.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Seattle
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Francesco Persivale, Luni Libes, Roberto Persivale
  • Number of investments: 36
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 7

You can find their website here.

9) Decelera

9) Decelera

Decelera focuses on creating differentiating value for its stakeholders by using a deceleration process.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Spain
  • City: Mahón
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Marcos Martín, Ricard Garriga
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 2

You can find their website here.

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10) Squared Circles

10) Squared Circles

Squared Circles is an operational, branding, financing, and talent-focused startup studio.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: New York
  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: Alexander Gilkes, Lukas Derksen, Osman Khan
  • Number of investments: 11

You can find their website here.

11) B4i - Bocconi for innovation

11) B4i - Bocconi for innovation

To develop your startup project, use Bocconi's network and resources.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Italy
  • City: Milan
  • Started in: 2019
  • Number of investments: 7
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 18

You can find their website here.

12) Katapult Ocean

12) Katapult Ocean

Katapult Ocean conducts accelerator programs and impact funds that invest in the world's most innovative blue economy impact-tech firms.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Norway
  • City: Oslo
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Anders Lier, Haakon Brunell, Maren Hjorth Bauer, Tharald Nustad
  • Number of investments: 18
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

13) FoodFutureCo

13) FoodFutureCo

FoodFutureCo is a scale-up accelerator for existing, mission-driven food companies.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: New York
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Shen Tong
  • Number of investments: 37
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 20

You can find their website here.

14) Satgana

14) Satgana

Satgana is a global Venture Studio on a mission to develop the Future of Earth by launching planet-positive enterprises.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Luxembourg
  • City: Luxembourg
  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: Romain Diaz
  • Number of investments: 1

You can find their website here.

15) VertueLab

15) VertueLab

VertueLab is a company that helps people make a positive effect on the environment.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Portland
  • Started in: 2007
  • Number of investments: 2

You can find their website here.

16) Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

16) Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

LACI is a private non-profit that aids in the commercialization of clean technologies.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Fred Walti II, Neal Anderson
  • Number of investments: 2

You can find their website here.

17) MAZE

17) MAZE

We collaborate with impact ventures and investors at MAZE to grow effective solutions to social and environmental issues.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Portugal
  • City: Lisboa
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Antonio Miguel, Luís Fonseca
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

18) STANLEY +Techstars AI in Advanced Manufacturing

18) STANLEY +Techstars AI in Advanced Manufacturing

The B2B Hardware and Software for Industry 4.0 manufacturing facilities is the emphasis of STANLEY +Techstars AI in Advanced Manufacturing.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Hartford
  • Started in: 2018
  • Number of investments: 34
  • Number of exits: 1
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

19) Imagine H2O

19) Imagine H2O

Imagine H2O is a global water innovation accelerator that enables people to deploy and create innovative solutions to global water issues.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: San Francisco
  • Started in: 2007
  • Founders: Matt Evans, Scott Bryan, Tamin Pechet
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 40

You can find their website here.

20) İTÜ Çekirdek

20) İTÜ Çekirdek

TÜ ekirdek was established in 2011.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Turkey
  • City: Istanbul
  • Started in: 2011
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 10

You can find their website here.

21) Rocket Seeder

21) Rocket Seeder

Rocket Seeder quickens the pace of food and agriculture development.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Australia
  • City: South Melbourne
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Andrew Gregor, David Bray, Jeffrey Bourne, Matthew Pryor
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 9

You can find their website here.

22) Bethesda Green

22) Bethesda Green

Bethesda Green is a non-profit incubator with the goal of accelerating the transition to a more sustainable economy.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Bethesda
  • Started in: 2008

You can find their website here.

23) Cleantech Open Northeast

23) Cleantech Open Northeast

Cleantech Open NE's purpose is to identify, fund, and nurture the world's most innovative cleantech startups.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Boston
  • Started in: 2005
  • Number of investments: 4
  • Number of exits: 2

You can find their website here.

24) Biomimicry Startup Innovation

24) Biomimicry Startup Innovation

The Biomimicry Startup Innovation creates, launches, and grows a sustainable startup using nature-inspired design.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Missoula

You can find their website here.

25) Fuse42 SDG Accelerator

25) Fuse42 SDG Accelerator

Fuse42 SDG is a startup accelerator focusing on investor preparation, venture creation, team building, and market validation.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Canada
  • City: Vegreville
  • Started in: 2019
  • Founders: Colin Christensen, Travis Dahl

You can find their website here.

26) FoodStars

26) FoodStars

Food Innovation, Hortitech, Agritech, Feeding, Sustainability, Vertical Farming, Climate Change

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • City: The Hague
  • Started in: 2017

You can find their website here.

27) Motherland

27) Motherland

Motherland assists and supports startups with long-term objectives.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • City: Berlin
  • Founders: Thomas Schindler

You can find their website here.

28) Seafood For Good Accelerator Program

28) Seafood For Good Accelerator Program

The Seafood For Good Accelerator Program is looking for entrepreneurs and projects that can bridge the gap between sustainable seafood and the market.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Australia
  • City: Sydney
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 21

You can find their website here.

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