It’s no generational fad—companies focused on social good are vital to Canada’s future of work, and their investment is not only financially smart but integral to the country’s economic success. Along with the likes of Agota Health, UpBeing and Sequestr, a roster of inspiring startups have found a launch pad in Entrepreneur First. Designed to connect potential co-founders with one another in a supported environment where they can test ideas and get their company off the ground, the programme has supported a portfolio of companies with a combined value of more than $10 billion.
In our mission to build a regenerative financial system, the Climate Collective supports the growth of a holistic ecosystem of innovative projects and diverse builders around the world. We achieve this by providing grant capital, technical advice, strategic partnerships, marketing, and broad support for climate-relevant web3 initiatives.
Sequestr was started through Entrepreneur First (EF). Since its Canadian launch in 2020, EF’s six-month Toronto-based program has created over 25 venture-backed companies by connecting individuals with its global network of advisors, investors and, most importantly, the co-founders of their dreams.
Articles on our climate, whether pessimistic catalogues of the end of the world or optimistic scripts describing the beginning of a new one, tend to start with the problem: under the threat of extraordinary suffering, we need to sequester over 10+ gigatons of carbon every year beginning in a couple of decades, ideally sooner. To accomplish this, UNDO and fellow carbon removal companies must build a hardware industry on software timelines.
42 startups announced the launch of the Carbon Business Council, a nonprofit that aims to “create a seat at the policy table for early-stage companies focused on restoring the climate,” according to the group’s press release.