Global Growth Program

Accelerating the global impact of Australian climate tech innovation

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The Global Growth Program by Climate Salad is designed for high-potential climate tech founders with global ambitions.

What is the GGP?

Climate Salad's Global Growth Program (GGP) is a nine-month accelerator-style program for high-potential Australian climate tech ventures. The program focuses 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.

Who is this for?

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.

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Meet the GGP Cohort 1

Information for Founders

Why choose Climate Salad's GGP?

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.

What to expect
  • 9 month program
  • Light and flexible program components
  • Core relationships with highly experienced and relevant mentors
  • Full access to our network of ‘on demand’ experts
  • Core relationships with fellow program founders as you learn & grow together
  • Practical support in key areas such as acquiring your first international team member, closing your first overseas customer and guidance on the typical capital raising process
  • Optional international trade missions to network with potential partners, gain valuable insights into local markets, and establish a strong presence in your target regions
  • Full access to the Climate Salad team & community
  • Access to ongoing workshops, webinars, tools and perks

GGP Focus Areas


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.

Global Ambitions

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.

Who is the GGP for?

Who it is for
  • Australian companies
  • Founders who have ambition for strong global impact
  • Climate tech companies building scalable products to solve sustainability problems*
  • Hardware companies and founders of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply
Who it isn't for
  • Pre-product companies - if your product is not ready to show customers or be sold to customers, you’re probably too early
  • Companies not ready to expand internationally within 12 months
  • Companies with a local or national focus
  • Non-climate focused companies

*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.

How can I find out more about this program?

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: 

Information Sessions

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      Office Hours

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      Contact our team via email

      Meet the Climate Salad Mentor Community

      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.

      Climate Salad Vision and Mission

      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.

      Supported by

      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.