Cleantech Matters

Altitude Accelerator is a not-for-profit innovation hub and business incubator committed to commercializing impactful technology in Southern Ontario. We work with entrepreneurs and change makers to make the planet a better place to live.

Altitude Accelerator has helped 84 cleantech startups in the past 15 years. We are optimists about the planet’s future and reliable supporters of sustainable development. 

We offer services to cleantech startups at all stages of growth. From finding partnerships and securing funding, to building go-to-market strategies and opportunities. We are the right place for your company to grow.

Seed Fund Accelerator

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) works in partnership with a select group of Canadian accelerators which refer applicants to SDTC for seed funding. Seed Fund supports promising early-stage Canadian entrepreneurs with grants of $50,000 to $100,000 for innovative technological projects with environmental and sustainability benefits.

We are proud to be a partner accelerator of SDTC and provide support to cleantech startups through this partnership.. As a result, our cleantech companies have the opportunity to be nominated for the SDTC Seed Fund grants of $50,000 – $100,000. 

Our Cleantech Advisors

james sbrolla

James Sbrolla

Entrepreneur in Residence & Cleantech Domain Expert

Neil Peet

Principal at GreenSky Capital Inc.

James Alden

Chief Executive Officer at Oreka Solutions

Moien Giashi

Investment Associate at GreenSky Capital

Richard Szudy

Environmental Business Expert

Rick Findlay

Cleantech Specialist Advisor

Lyle Clarke

Principal at StrategyCo Canada

Nick Iozzo

President at DPM Energy Inc

Altitude Accelerator Programs

No matter what stage your company is in today, we have a program specifically tailored to provide the training and resources that will help you succeed! 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.

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.

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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 now open! 

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If you have an innovative hardware or software MVP, M2M will help get you to market faster.

Born out of the COVID-19 crisis, the most secure method for startups to grow is on the customer dollar. By focusing on business model development and marketing strategy, our team will help prepare you and your MVP to get to revenue faster.

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If you have a great idea for a new business but want help kickstarting your entrepreneurial journey on the right foot, RevUp will help you learn from expert advisors, connect with a network of local entrepreneurs, and provide the training and resources that will help you succeed.


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Meet Our Cleantech Stars

"The Altitude Accelerator is more than a service - it is a responsive entity that is committed to promoting technological innovations and getting them to market."
“Altitude Accelerator has a great support system for entrepreneurs. Pam, specifically, has been instrumental in introducing SpaceRyde to the Canadian space community which has led to SpaceRyde being the first company in MDA’s LaunchPad program and receiving support from this great Canadian space company,”
"Working with the Altitude Accelerator helped our founding team refine our business model, redefine our product market fit, and grow to where we are today."

Cleantech Blog Resources

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.

Being a cleantech startup founder requires passion for leaving the earth a better place for future generations – and developing innovative technology to do it. It also requires funding. Read more about how Altitude Accelerator’s advisors help cleantech startups secure funding and a summary of specific funding opportunities.

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According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2022 Climate Change Mitigation report, big changes needed to happen before we cause irreversible harm and careen toward an “unlivable” planet. The next several years are going to set us on a make it or break it course.

So, you have a great idea for a cleantech business. You’re super passionate about it – you have a clear mission of what problem you are solving – and bold, meaningful vision. How do you know if your idea will make money? And how do you tell this story to investors?

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The clean technology sector is growing rapidly and is projected to be worth $2.5 trillion globally by 2022. There are many ways an early-stage cleantech startup can approach go-to-market strategy, and one way is to find an adjacent company.

As we work with our startups to bring these incredible innovations to market – and invest in the future of our planet – it is through these time-tested, incredibly valuable, and relationship-driven partnerships that enable us to help startups accelerate, get to market, and scale quickly. 

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Become a Client

We are here to help.

Registering with us as a client means that you will have access to mentorship, our professional service providers, and exclusive offers or discounts with partners such as Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, and Hubspot for Startups. In addition to exclusive access to select resources and workshops, you will also be the first to hear about events and opportunities from the startup ecosystem.

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