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Climate Salad's Global Growth Program (GGP) is a nine-month accelerator-style program for high-potential Australian climate tech ventures. The program focusses on providing access to investors, customers and mentorship for ventures to succeed on a global scale.
With the support of the Climate Salad team, experienced mentors and industry experts, you'll have the resources and guidance you need to navigate new markets and drive growth. And as a bonus, you'll benefit from being a part of Australia's leading climate tech community.
We understand that climate tech founders are doing three hard things: creating innovation, building a business and solving climate problems.
The GGP is designed to assist founders who are globally ambitious.
Hardware companies and founders of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Find out more about our eligibility criteria below.
Our team, mentors and investors understand the unique challenges that come with scaling a climate tech business and we're here to help.
We're 100% focussed on climate solutions and know that climate technology is different from normal tech. It is often deep tech, may be hardware, and can be complicated and messy. It can require consumer behaviour change and new measurement protocols. It also needs to get to scale fast in order to avert the climate crisis. It needs a new approach.
This is why we have designed a program that favours prolonged support centred around high-value mentorship. This allows us to spend more time together working on issues that will make a tangible impact on your business growth, like business development.
Customers are core to the success of your business. They prove that your solution addresses a real need, and are key to achieving sustainable, scalable and profitable growth. The GGP has a strong focus on business development and customer success.
Launching successfully in big global markets is key to having an outsized climate impact. The GGP will equip you with the knowledge and connections needed to realise your first few steps in your venture's global growth journey. This will include having the opportunity to attend a number of curated international missions to big markets.
Your team is your biggest asset. The best talent can help you grow faster, better and stronger. Attracting and retaining a diverse, agile team is essential to scaling your business.
Building community is a powerful way to access valuable information, resources and opportunities, or just get moral support. A key focus of the GGP is to equip ventures with a strong and supportive network of peers and experts.
We support your investment journey by connecting you with active potential investors in our community, and may also offer investment throughout the program.
We care about meaningful solutions to climate change as much as you do and we understand that building an impact business can be challenging. The GGP can support you in better understanding and communicating your impact.
*Companies may tackle any sector of climate tech, including decarbonisation, natural capital, carbon removal, adaptation or mitigation.
Have a question? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.
If you are not sure whether the GGP is the right fit for you, or would like to find out more about the program, we'd be happy to chat to you via:
Founders are passionate subject matter experts about their specific climate solution, but may need guidance on how to scale their business and grow globally. This is where mentors shine. Meet below Climate Salad's mentor community, some of whom will be lead mentors for the GGP.
We see a world where Australian climate tech startups create an outsized global impact.
By 2030, we will help 1,000 climate tech companies with 10 reaching global scale.
Ecotone Partners is a boutique funds management and advisory business focused on positive investing. They believe investment capital has a significant positive role to play in shaping the future for people and the planet.
LaunchVic, established by the Victorian Government in 2016, is Victoria’s startup agency. Their role is to fuel the growth of Victoria's startup ecosystem by building the confidence and capability of Victorians to create, scale and invest in startups.