originally published: 2022-04-21 15:47:45
Today is Earth Day: the day the world comes together to celebrate our planet and focus on what we can be doing better.
Since 1970, EarthDay.org has mobilized billions of individuals in 192 countries to drive positive action. This year’s official theme is “invest in our planet.” We couldn’t agree more.
Since 2008, Altitude Accelerator has helped 84 cleantech startups raise over $60M in funding to develop and launch products to help solve the world’s energy problems, spanning a variety of sectors – from solar power to air and water purification to electric vehicles and alternative proteins.
To be a startup founder requires boundless energy, drive, and passion. To be a cleantech startup founder requires the belief that your innovation has the potential to leave the world a better place for future generations.
For many of the cleantech founders we work with, this drive, this mission, this ambition – has become much more than a career; it is a calling to be a part of something bigger than any of us could ever know; the effects of which we may not even see in our lifetime, or in many lifetimes.
We recognize that the time is now.
Now is the time for unstoppable courage to invest our time, resources, and funding to innovate and implement changes to build a prosperous and sustainable future.