Starting & scaling a climate tech company by Dom Potter (@dompotter)
Welcome to Low Carbon Business School's Climate Founders, the resource I wish I'd had when starting MadeFrom.
Why do we need more Climate Tech startups?
As we progress closer to the irreversible damage of the climate crisis, it is becoming abundantly clear that the transition to a low carbon economy relies upon low carbon business models.
The reality is that we really need companies to be regenerative. To have a net positive impact on the world over the course of their entire lifetime.
The outer reaches of aspiration for a regenerative company is to be able to say to their customers, their colleagues and themselves: we fixed a broken world whilst meeting the needs of millions of people in their daily lives.
But how do we get there? Where do we even start? And how should I be thinking about starting a company in this space?
Hang on, isn't Climate Tech hard?
The opportunities in Climate Tech are abundant. The trick seems to be finding the right places to look and building a business model where commercial success is not in tension with positive planetary impact.
And a quick note on the inspiration behind building Climate Founders around my day job: Steve Schlafman and the Founder Library which should be your starting point for digging into the main startup topics.
“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
Dr Jane Goodall, Scientist & Activist
Let me know what we should add to the Climate Founders or what you would like to see at email@example.com
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