Cleantech at Altitude Accelerator​

The planet needs your ideas.
Our team will help you succeed.

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Supporting tomorrow's sustainability leaders
as an Official SDTC Seed Fund Accelerator

We nominate startups for up to $100,000 CAD in non-dilutive grant funding.

Advanced Manufacturing

Solar Power

Air & Water Purification

Decarbonization

Electric Vehicles

Alternative Proteins

Automotive

Waste Management

Experienced cleantech advisors
and targeted programs

Offering strategic introductions to investors and industry partners to help you scale quickly.

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Partnership offers exclusive lab, product development, chemistry, and scale-up support.
GreenCentre Canada’s mission is to support the growth of chemical and materials startups, SMEs, and multinationals by transforming innovations into valued products, processes, and services. Exclusive benefit for Altitude clients.
Cleantech clients in the news

 

March 21, 2022 – CHAR Technologies Closes $4.89 Million Private Placement.

 

June 1, 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.

Cleantech clients in the news
Pioneering Sustainable Growth and Inclusive Innovation

Meet Bryan Duarte, Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Bryan Duarte, a seasoned social venturist, impact investor, entrepreneur, and licensed professional engineer. With over three decades of experience in the energy industry, Bryan sees energy as the driving force for individual and organizational growth.Bryan is the founder and CEO of Enliten, a company dedicated to sustainable solutions, and co-founder of BlackTech Capital, an innovative pre-seed fund emphasizing love, integrity, and transparency. Committed to equal opportunities, BlackTech Capital gained recognition from the World Economic Forum for its support of people and planet-focused entrepreneurs. Bryan believes in supporting those who will build solutions for a sustainable future.

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Advisors who will move mountains to help you succeed​

With unparalleled expertise starting, scaling, and investing in Canada’ most impactful cleantech startups.

James Sbrolla

Position: President & CEO, Cleantech Capital
Categories: Cleantech, Industry Advisors

James is an entrepreneur and veteran of the financial and environmental industries, bringing to the table over 25 years of experience from these sectors. He is Chairman of Environmental Business Consultants and serves on several boards including Actual Media, WE Communications and BlueZone Technologies. As an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Altitude Accelerator, he coaches business owners and technology developers through the process of commercialization. He is also on the Board of Directors for CHAR Technologies.

James Sbrolla

President & CEO, Cleantech Capital

Paul Barter

Position: Entrepreneur-In-Residence
Categories: Cleantech, Entrepreneurs-In-Residence

Paul is a business leader and strategist with more than thirty years of experience helping technology based businesses outperform. He has deep insight into technology trends and the challenges and strategic opportunities they present. As an entrepreneur in residence at Altitude Accelerator, he uses those insights to help entrepreneurial startups translate technologically driven disruption into innovative products that achieve market success.

Paul Barter

Entrepreneur-In-Residence

Geoff Simonett

Position: Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Categories: Cleantech, Entrepreneurs-In-Residence

Geoff brings over two decades of experience in starting, operating and successfully exiting multiple companies acting as a principal, advisor, investor, board member, mentor and/or consultant. He is also President of Pinelands Capital, an investment management firm that invests in and advises early stage technology companies with the potential for rapid growth.

His specialties include: Long-term partnerships with high growth companies and dedicated entrepreneurs, and supporting the execution of strategic transitional events.

Learn more about Geoff and how he’s helped our startups reach success on our blog.

Geoff Simonett

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Shirley Speakman

Position: Partner, Cycle Capital Management
Categories: Cleantech

Shirley Speakman

Partner, Cycle Capital Management

Rick Findlay

Position: CEO, LINCit
Categories: Cleantech, Industry Advisors

Rick is a highly experienced and successful entrepreneur who has been mentoring early stage companies for over 20 years. He brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding to assist the early stage entrepreneurs with the challenges of scaling up cleantech innovations. His expertise covers strategy, operations, finance/funding, and marketing/sales, and has a large network to also assist in these areas.

Rick Findlay

CEO, LINCit

Richard Szudy

Position: Environmental Business Expert
Categories: Cleantech

Richard Szudy

Environmental Business Expert

Nick Iozzo

Position: President, DPM Energy Inc
Categories: Cleantech, Industry Advisors

Nick Iozzo

President, DPM Energy Inc

Lyle Clarke

Position: President & C.E.O, Lyle Clarke & Associates Inc.
Categories: Cleantech, Industry Advisors

Main Industries:  Clean technologies

Areas of Expertise:  Sustainability, Commercialization,
Strategic alliances
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Bio:

Lyle Clarke is a “clean tech” specialist focusing on recycling, waste recovery, resource conservation and management. He also advises product manufacturers, retailers and others with an interest in recycling, sustainability, and product stewardship.

The consumer products business has undergone profound change. Government-mandated recycling and product stewardship programs that reached Canada almost fifteen years ago continue to grow, doubling costs every few years. At the same time, intense competition is restricting margins and market share, necessitating diligent cost control throughout the supply chain.

The pressure to improve environmental performance will continue to intensify, and precipitate continual change. Success will flow to those that understand where change is leading, what impact it will have, and how best to respond. Lyle Clarke is uniquely capable of helping his clients understand how pressures for environmental change impact business, to craft and execute effective strategies to manage risk and control costs, and to leverage innovation to exploit new opportunities.

Lyle has extensive knowledge accumulated over many years in the retail sector, as a Board Director for Waste Diversion Ontario and Stewardship Ontario, and most recently as the head of Stewardship Ontario, one of Canada’s leading product stewardship organizations. Lyle has spearheaded many innovative changes that generated new opportunities for companies that collect, recycle and manage resources; he has attracted substantial new investment to the sector, and he has saved Canadian and global retailers and packaged goods companies many millions of dollars.

Lyle Clarke

President & C.E.O, Lyle Clarke & Associates Inc.

James Alden

Position: VP Strategy, Brickworks Communication
Categories: Cleantech, Industry Advisors

Main Technologies:  Clean Technologies

Areas of Expertise:  Energy efficiency, Renewable energy, Strategic Planning

James Alden

VP Strategy, Brickworks Communication

Neil Peet

Position: Senior Associate, GreenSky Capital Inc.
Categories: Cleantech, Investor Network

Neil Peet

Senior Associate, GreenSky Capital Inc.

Moien Giashi

Position: Investment Associate at GreenSky Capital
Categories: Cleantech

Moien Giashi

Investment Associate at GreenSky Capital

Bryan Duarte

Position: Entrepreneur-In-Residence
Categories: Cleantech, Entrepreneurs-In-Residence

Bryan Duarte, a seasoned social venturist, impact investor, entrepreneur, and licensed professional engineer. With over three decades of experience in the energy industry, Bryan sees energy as the driving force for individual and organizational growth.Bryan is the founder and CEO of Enliten, a company dedicated to sustainable solutions, and co-founder of BlackTech Capital, an innovative pre-seed fund emphasizing love, integrity, and transparency. Committed to equal opportunities, BlackTech Capital gained recognition from the World Economic Forum for its support of people and planet-focused entrepreneurs. Bryan believes in supporting those who will build solutions for a sustainable future.

Bryan Duarte

Entrepreneur-In-Residence

To be a startup founder requires boundless energy, drive, and passion.

To be a cleantech startup founder requires the belief that your idea has the potential to leave our earth a better place for future generations.

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