“We’re investing in startups solving the world’s most significant climate challenges.” That’s the message from the new Sustainability Seed Program launched today by the Founders Factory and G-Force, which is committed to investing €150k in early stage eco-tech ventures pioneering planet-saving solutions.
“We sit at a critical crossroads for our planet and the clock is ticking,” said Henry Lane Fox, CEO at Founders Factory. “Technology can fast-track the changes we urgently need. By nurturing the disruption entrepreneurs are so good at creating we can design a better, more sustainable future for all. In partnership with G-Force, Founders Factory Sustainability Seed Program will be a leading pre/seed programme committed to building and supporting the ventures that will have a positive impact on the world.”
The investment, which also includes six-months of support and access to the Founders Factory network, will be targeted at startups developing climate-friendly solutions in areas including mobility, the circular economy, food production, carbon capture, housing and manufacturing.
Talking about the overarching goal of the new program, which is being operated out of Bratislava, Marian Gazdik, co-founding partner of G-Force, added: “It has never been more important to support the entrepreneurs and ventures whose technology based solutions have the capacity to quickly alter the course of our planet’s future, and who can deliver a cleaner, safer future for generations to come. This is why we are bringing together the best minds, supported by successful tech entrepreneurs and access to a global network of operators, entrepreneurs and mover and shakers in government. This way we can become a key force in investing and supporting the growth of sustainable early-stage technology companies. Our ambition is to make G-Force, in partnership with the Founders Factory Sustainability Seed Program, into a world-class sustainability innovation hub, based in the heart of Europe.”
Open to climate-tech startups worldwide, the seed program is now open for applications.