Carbontech Labs

The world's first startup accelerator for carbontech, bringing innovations from lab to market.

Carbontech Labs (CTL) is an initiative of Carbon180, a non-profit working to build the solutions necessary to remove carbon from the air on a global scale. Carbon utilization is an important stepping stone in establishing the technologies, infrastructure, and policy environment needed for large-scale carbon removal.

 
 
 
 

What is Carbontech?

Carbontech refers to any process, product, or service that converts carbon dioxide, bio-methane, or biomass into a commodity while creating fewer emissions than the alternatives.

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Carbontech Labs: Program Structure

Carbontech Labs is a commercialization assistance program that links entrepreneurs to the resources they need. Three distinct phases are designed to shuttle concepts from discovery to demonstration. The program will span three phases designed to transition early-stage technology innovations from lab to first investment.

 

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PHASE 1: CUSTOMER DISCOVERY

CTL provides up to $40,000 in non-dilutive funding and a structured entrepreneurship and customer discovery curriculum.  Great technology is important, but it also needs to be matched to a business case.  Phase one includes an in-person "bootcamp" event.

PHASE 2: BUILDING THE PROTOTYPE

CTL provides up to $600,000 in investment to selected teams along with access to physical labs spaces and continued entrepreneurship mentoring to further reduce their startup's technical risk.  Phase two includes additional on-sites with R&D funders in Washington, DC and a culminating pitch day in the San Francisco Bay area.

PHASE 3: TRANSITION TO DEMONSTRATION

CTL aims to partner with investors and specialized test sites to host field demonstrations of promising teams and their technologies.  These partners facilitate investment funding and getting on-the-ground operating experience and validation. Click here to learn more about our test site partners.

 
 

 
 

Resources for Entrepreneurs

MENTORS

Carbontech Labs’ team of experts are dedicated to help you bring your company to market.

   MATT LUCAS     PROGRAM DIRECTOR

MATT LUCAS

PROGRAM DIRECTOR


   DVORIT MAUSNER     DEVELOPMENT EXPERT

DVORIT MAUSNER

DEVELOPMENT EXPERT


   RYAN KUSHNER     ACCELERATOR GURU

RYAN KUSHNER

ACCELERATOR GURU

 
 

 Test Sites

Carbontech Labs has partnered with several test sites throughout the United States to link startups in Phase 3 of the program with facilities that help entrepreneurs develop their solutions in a real-world environment


 

Advisory Network

Carbontech Labs’ Advisory Network is a functionally-diverse group of professionals who share our passion for accelerating the carbontech sector.  They provide their perspective, expertise, and experience to Carbontech Labs cohort teams. 

Advisors join the Network as individuals.  While we list their primary employers for context, this is not an indication of sponsorship or endorsement by those companies. 

Interested in joining our advisory network? Please let us know here and/or email the Program Director (Matt Lucas, matt@carbon180.org) for more information.

 

VENTURE AND IMPACT INVESTORS

 

Mike Biddle
Evok Innovations

Geoff Eisenberg
Ecosystem Integrity Fund

Nancy Floyd
Nth Power

Zach Frisch
Raindrop Partners

Aaron Fyke
Thin Line Capital

Craig Harding
Band of Angels
Sand Hill Angels

Christina Karapataki
Breakthrough Energy
Ventures

Joshua Kauffman
Wisdom VC

Colin le Duc
Generation Investment
Management

Stephen Leist
PPG Ventures

Alex Luce
Creative Ventures

Jimmy Massaad
Synthesis Venture Fund

Dan Matross
CREO Syndicate

Jim McDermott
C4 Composites,
US Renewables Group

Ravi Mikkelsen
ClimateLink

Dan Miller
Roda Group

Martin Mulvihill
Safer Made

David Nage
Apeiron Ventures

Rick Needham
The RISE Fund

Brook Porter 
KPCB,
G2VP

Josh Posamentier
Congruent Ventures

Matt Rogers
Incite Labs

Alex Rozenfeld
Climate Impact Capital

Purnesh Seegopaul
Pangaea Ventures

Jigar Shah
Generate Capital

Morgan Slain
UP2398

Eric Toone
Breakthrough Energy
Ventures

Kiki Tidwell
Element8 Angels
Propel(X)

Peter Turner
Breakthrough Energy
Ventures

CORPORATE INVESTORS

INSTITUTIONAL & NGO LIAISONS

CORPORATE LIAISONS

Matt Eisaman
Google[X]
Stony Brook University

Greg Fleming
Air Liquide

Bjorn Heinz
BASF

Tom Hunt
Google[X]

Matt Jones
Solvay

Alex Kremer
Patagonia

Pulakesh Mukherjee
BASF

Will Regan
Google[X]

Leigh Thompson
Dow

Jason Begger
Wyoming Infrastructure Authority

Erin Burns
Third Way

Dick Co
Solar Fuels Institute

Hank Love
American Jobs Project

Deepika Nagabhushan
Clean Air Task Force

Mike Nowak
National Energy Technology
Lab

Gopal Shanker
Sustainable Napa County

Sam Arons
Lyft

Seth Baruch
Kaiser Permanente

Eric King
Nike

Krish Krishnamurthy
Linde

John Sirman
Praxair

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & COMMERCIALIZATION ADVISORS

Bill Brandt
ASU LightWorks, BP

Carolin Funk
Blue Bear Capital

Morgan Keim
Sprouted Ventures

Heather Richman
Greenlight Strategies
H4X Labs

TECHNICAL SPECIALISTS

Charles Greene
Cornell University
Algae

Tim Hansen
Southern Research
LCA / TEA

Mark Huntley
Cornell University
Algae

Andy Lee
Design & Mechtronics

FUNCTIONAL SPECIALISTS

Sarah Harrison
TheDetermined
Design, Branding

Marc O'Brien
TheDetermined
Design, Branding

Rich Thau
Engagious
Marketing, Communications

Rich Thau
Engagious
Marketing, Communications

ENTREPRENEURS

Rebecca Boudreaux
Oberon Fuels

Rahul Iyer
Siluria

Ian Monroe
Etho, Oroeco

Drew Reid
Saratoga Energy

Bill Shelander
Mango Materials