Climate Tech Startups Take Center Stage at Bengaluru’s Climathon’24

Pitching Marathon and Networking Opportunities Await Innovative Solutions

Capital A and Java Capital are gearing up for the second edition of Climathon’24, an exclusive in-person pitching marathon designed to empower Indian climate-tech startups. Scheduled for March 13-14, 2024, in Bengaluru, the marquee event will culminate in a networking mixer, fostering valuable connections between startups, investors, and industry leaders.

A distinguished expert panel will grace the event, featuring prominent figures from the startup and investment landscape. Attendees can expect insights from Nalin Agarwal (Climate Collective Founding Partner), Simarpreet Singh (Hartek Group Executive Director), Eric B (IIMA Ventures Seed & Acceleration AVP), Prashant Venkatesh (Brand Unilever & Sustainability Marketing Director), and Ashish Goel (Urban Ladder Founder). The event will be further bolstered by a robust ecosystem of partners, including NOW Venture Studio, ISB, Wadhwani, IIMA Ventures, Climake, Greenr, Climate Collective, Clim Ventures, and YES Bank as the banking partner.

Climathon’24 aims to propel innovative Indian companies tackling the pressing issue of climate change. Recognizing the urgency of the crisis in our interconnected world, the event underscores the potential of advanced technologies like AI, machine learning, data analytics, and automation to drive groundbreaking solutions. Climate-tech startups are called upon to showcase their ideas and contribute to the fight against climate change.

“Climathon is our sincere effort to empower the climate startup ecosystem and bridge the early-stage funding gap for deserving companies,” remarked Ankit Kedia, Founder & Lead Investor at Capital A. “We anticipate a phenomenal response from young climate innovators across India and aspire to be a constructive force in the journeys of future changemakers.”

Echoing this sentiment, Vinod Shankar, Co-Founder & Partner at Java Capital, emphasized the inclusivity of Climathon’24. “Climate change transcends borders and isn’t confined to the realm of governments or large corporations. We welcome startups at all stages – from ideation to pre-seed, seed, and pre-series A funding – to collaborate on solutions. We seek ingenious minds to craft sustainable and scalable answers to global climate challenges. Climathon’24 aspires to equip startups with funding, knowledge, and networking opportunities, empowering them to make a significant impact.”

Building on the success of its inaugural edition in 2023, Climathon’24 promises to showcase a vibrant array of advancements in the climate-tech space. Startups specializing in Mobility and Transport, Energy/Energy Transition, Advanced/Alternative Materials, Circular Economy/Waste Management, Climate Finance, ESG/SDGs, Agriculture/Food Systems, Green Buildings/Construction, Carbon Capture & Storage, Carbon Credit Market, Air/Water Tech, and more are encouraged to participate.