Cleantech is a $2.5 Trillion market. The time is now.
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 our earth a better place for future generations. The planet needs your ideas. Our team will help you succeed.
Cleantech Sector Expertise
Since 2008, Altitude Accelerator has been helping cleantech entrepreneurs in a variety of industries succeed by providing expert advice, programs, and connections to capital – to grow faster, stronger, commercialize products, and scale quickly.
Advanced Manufacturing | Solar Power | Air & Water Purification | Decarbonization | Electric Vehicles
Alternative Proteins | Automotive | Waste Management
In the News: Recent Client Success Stories
CHAR Technologies Closes $4.89 Million Private Placement — March 21, 2022
Li-Cycle and Glencore Enter into Long-Term Commercial Agreements and Close Glencore $200 Million Investment in Li-Cycle — June 1, 2022
CleanAir.ai Launches CleanAir as a Service Technology for the Hotel Industry — June 1, 2022
Funding Your Startup
Our 8-week intensive Investor Readiness program is designed for raising capital with direct feedback from active investors and personal introductions to angel and VC networks.
As an official partner of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) many of our cleantech startups have received grants that helped them start and scale-up.
Altitude’s official business advisory partner Scan Consulting Group works 1:1 with clients to decide which type of funding – from small business loans to government grants, angel investors, and VCs – is the right funding for your company – short and long-term.
Cleantech Network Partners
As we work with startups to bring incredible innovations to market – and invest in the future of our planet – it is through these time-tested and relationship-driven partnerships that enable us to help startups accelerate, get to market, and scale quickly.
SDTC’s Seed funding supports promising early-stage Canadian entrepreneurs with one-time grants of $50,000 to $100,000 for innovative technological projects that produce sustainability benefits in the areas of climate change, the circular economy, and people, communities and nature.
Partnering with Canadian accelerators and other entrepreneurial service organizations across Canada, SDTC works to identify the entrepreneurs who will become tomorrow’s sustainability change leaders.
Potential applicants must be nominated by one of SDTC’s approved accelerator partners (Altitude Accelerator is a designated accelerator partner), must be a Canadian company, have raised at least $100k in private equity funding from accredited investors (not including founders, friends or family) within the last 12 months, and be developing a technology with the potential to generate clear and broad sustainability benefits.
Many cleantech solutions require advanced technical and chemistry support. Freqently the equipment required and the experienced talent is expensive. GreenCentre Canada works with startups to solve these challenges, together.
GreenCentre Canada’s mission is to accelerate promising chemistry solutions that advance both the economy and the environment.
GreenCentre provides chemistry development services to small companies, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and large and medium-sized corporations.
GreenCentre offers two state-of-the-art lab facilities, with a team of highly experienced chemists and business professionals who work closely with entrepreneurs, industry leaders, investors, and researchers, to help them succeed.
Created in 2022, the Centre for Community Energy Transformation (CCET) is an action-oriented not-for-profit, community-based organization focused on accelerating communities within Peel as they move towards a low-carbon future.
CCET focuses on four key priorities: 1) advancing deep home retrofits; 2) encouraging district energy; 3) spurring industrial, commercial, and institutional (ICI energy efficiency; and 4) promoting outreach and engagement related to climate change.
CCET will serve as a critically important partner and marketing platform to ensure coordinated communication and success.
CCET was established by the City of Brampton, in partnership with the Region of Peel, Sheridan College, City of Mississauga, and Town of Caledon
We are experts in cleantech with a proven track record of success. Our team is here to help you succeed as you grow and scale.
Investment Associate at GreenSky Capital
Meet Our Cleantech Superheroes
Altitude Accelerator Programs
Any industry, any stage: we have a program for you. Applications for the next Investor Readiness and Incubator 18 cohort are open.
Altitude Accelerator’s flagship incubator program is for innovative tech solutions looking to scale. Our 6-month intensive helps you build your market traction to set you up for accelerated growth and future investment.
The incubator program offers access top-tier mentors and advisors, expert-led workshops, and peer support today. Applications for our 18th cohort now open until August 31st, 2022.
For Cleantech startups, note that Altitude Accelerator is a verified SDTC accelerator partner for the SDTC fund program.
It takes more than a good idea and a compelling story to raise money.
Our Investor Readiness Program is an exclusive, 8-week program offering for high potential technology startups looking to raise a seed round. We are unique in our hands-on approach and investor matching processes.
Our next cohort will start in September 2022. Applications are being accepted.
A new self-directed learning module for early-stage startup founders who are looking to test their new business idea – from problem identification to market sizing, customer persona development, competitive analysis, and more.