Climate Response Accelerator
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April 27, 2021

Climate Response Accelerator

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Bold ideas for a better future.

The Climate Response Accelerator is a 12-week programme designed to help impact-focused entrepreneurs solve some of our planet’s most urgent challenges. Selected teams from around Aotearoa, New Zealand will be provided with equity-free funding, mentorship and the tools and resources to help you advance at each stage of your growth. You’ll be joining an amazing community of globally-minded changemakers, from tenacious startup founders to board level executives who will provide connections, expertise and support during and after the programme.

We are all interconnected with Te Taiao and have a responsibility to not only preserve it, but to leave it better for future generations.

We respectfully acknowledge the first people of Aotearoa, tangata Māori, and their intergenerational mātauranga. In this programme, all participants will strive to live the following principles:

Kaitiakitanga
Guardianship. Te Taiao relies on us just as much as we rely on it. Our goal during the programme is to build current and future innovators that responsibly care for Te Taiao.

Manaakitanga
Altruism and compassion. It’s more than just gathering people together under a programme, it’s also about acknowledging the mana of others through hospitality, generosity and mutual respect.

Whanaungatanga
Connections and relationships. We can’t address some of the environment’s most pressing challenges without bringing together people and fostering relationships from different whakapapa and communities.

Whakaiti
Humility. One of the most important principles of leadership. We are looking for founders who enable others and who work hard without self-promotion.

Callaghan Innovation and Creative HQ have partnered to launch the Climate Response Accelerator, a 12-week programme to help impact-focused entrepreneurs address some of our planet’s urgent challenges. Selected teams will receive funding, mentoring, and tools and resources. Applications close 16 May.

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