New York Trade Mission 2023

Accelerating the global impact of Australian climate tech innovation

the 2023 cohort

Explore setting up business on the US East Coast during New York Climate Week


Climate Salad's New York International Trade Mission includes a week of in-country networking, introductions and information sessions for high-potential Australian climate tech ventures interested in expanding to the US. The program give you tailored customer introductions and mentorship, and the opportunity to participate in the New York Climate Week.
The New York International Trade Mission is designed to assist founders who are ready to take their climate tech company to the US within the next 12 months. Find out more about our eligibility criteria below.
With the support of the Climate Salad team, experienced mentors, and industry experts, you'll have the resources and guidance you need to navigate this new market.
Hardware companies and founders of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Key Dates
  • NSW Applications close: June 4
  • National Applications close: June 30
  • Pre-market program start: August 2023
  • In-country mission: September 17 - 23 2023
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What to expect

Our team and mentors understand the unique challenges that come with scaling a climate tech business internationally, and we're here to help.

We have designed trade missions that favour pre-market support centred around high-value mentorship, and a well-developed in-country program of events and opportunities. This allows us to help you gain maximum value from an international mission.

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. 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.

Pre-Market Intelligence and Mentoring
  • Flexible program components that won't distract from running your business.
  • Pre-trip mentoring and pitch coaching with market specialists
  • Practical workshops in key areas such as setting up operations in a new market, acquiring your first international team member, closing your first overseas customer
In-Country Program and Support
  • Climate Salad team support while in-country
  • Demo and network in Boston and New York during New York Climate Week
  • Core relationships with fellow cohort founders
  • Tailored introductions Climate Salad's US networks of industry leaders, mentors and investors
  • Founders are encouraged to arrive earlier or stay beyond the trade mission week to leverage in-country meetings and connections

Who are trade missions for?

Who it is for
  • Australian companies
  • Founders who have ambition for strong global impact and have created a strong team
  • Companies that are financially stable
  • Climate tech companies building scalable products to solve sustainability problems*
  • Companies that are ready to expand into global markets within the next 12 months
  • 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
  • Founders who are unable to cover their travel costs
  • 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.

Companies must be able to cover all travel and accomodation costs.

Have a question? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

How can I find out more?

If you are not sure whether an International Trade Mission is the right fit for you, or would like to find out more about the program, we'd be happy to chat to you: 

Contact our team via email

    Meet the New York Cohort

    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.

    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.