Peer Mentorship for CleanTech Founders

CleanTech Founders Initiative

The Founders Network CleanTech Initiative brings together founders building a more sustainable future, from energy and agriculture to transportation. We provide full-lifecycle support to founders in CleanTech, whether you’re raising capital, launching a pilot program or building corporate and government partnerships.

U.S. clean energy investments will exceed $55B in 2020
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  • Peer network of 600+ founders

  • Pitch practice with Tier 1 VCs

  • Global and local founders-only forums

  • Trusted Partner Directory

  • Exclusive Founders Network events

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CleanTech Founders Leadership Committee

Meet experienced and knowledgeable startup leaders solving some of the biggest challenges in CleanTech

Whitaker Irvin 
Founder, Q Hydrogen
Q Hydrogen

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In Africa, there is a saying: 'If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.' The great thing about the Founder's Network is that it's not an either/or! We go together farther AND faster, and actually it's way more fun ;)
Alexandra Greenhill
Founder of Careteam
The fn community has been along for my journey through four startups including one dissolution, one major restructure, a successful exit and now a high-growth, funded SaaS company. Being a Founder is sometimes overwhelming and lonely. This community provides guidance and the lift you need when facing your most excruciating obstacles. More importantly, it's a community that genuinely celebrates your successes along the way!
Neha Sampat
Founder of Contentstack
Founding a business can be a lonely pursuit, but being surrounded by a like-minded community enriches the experience. Founders Network is a cadre who provides concrete perspective and insights. In my experience, it's just as enriching to me as a serial entrepreneur to see what and who is coming next, as it would have been to me years ago as a first-time founder to avoid (some!) rookie errors.
Lisa Shields
Founder of Fi Span

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It’s an exciting time for founders in clean technology, and Founders Network helps to filter the noise, keep you on track and leverage the momentum in sustainability right now. Peer support combined with amazing mentors was exactly what I needed in building my first company.
David Cramer
Founder of Sentry
Joining the Founders Network community has paid off in multiples. The team took to time to understand my needs and interests, making onboarding a breeze. Plus, the perks and discounts are amazing, especially for an early stage founder.
Neha Sampat
Founder of Contentstack
The biggest benefit of Founders Network is the chance to learn from people who have done it before, and to bounce ideas and obstacles off peers. It’s a fantastic community of like-minded entrepreneurs who genuinely want to see you succeed.
Charity Majors
Founder of Honeycomb

Upcoming Events

During COVID, we’re making our virtual events available to healthtech founders everywhere. Register for a complimentary ticket to learn from fellow founders, investors and partners. Already used your free guest pass? Request an invite to see if you qualify for membership.

Past events



How to Ignite B2B Startup Revenue with Jonathan Mentor

To learn how to ignite B2B startup revenue, click here to attend Jonathan Mentor’s webinar on January 25. Achieving sustainable growth is a constant challenge for B2B startups. Navigating the …

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2023 Startup Funding Trends: Challenges and Strategies

To learn more about 2023 startup funding trends, see if you qualify for membership to join Founders Network. The startup landscape has undergone a remarkable transformation in 2023, characterized by …

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A Guide to AI for Startups

For most startups, embracing cutting-edge technologies is not just an option; rather, it’s a necessity for survival and success. Among the myriad of innovative technologies, artificial intelligence (AI) stands out …

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Partnership-Led Growth for Startups: A Strategic Approach to Accelerate Success

To learn more about partnership-led growth for startups, click here to attend Partnerhub Founder Alex Glenn’s webinar on December 7. According to a recent report by Hubspot, 80% of non-partnership …

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How to Scale A SaaS Startup to $100M ARR with Alfonso de la Nuez

To learn more about how to scale a SaaS startup, click here to attend Alfonso de la Nuez’s global keynote on Dec. 14. Last year, venture capital firm Bessemer Ventures …

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