Climate change is not a problem for tomorrow. It's already here.

Coming back from the brink will require every idea, every skill. The Carbon180 Entrepreneur-in-Residence Fellowship prepares visionary leaders to confidently enter the high-potential carbon removal industry. Are you ready to make a difference?

Applications close on November 3, 2019 at 11:59pm PT.


The Fellowship

Carbon180 is committed to making a prosperous, carbon-conscious economy a reality. In addition to the support of policymakers, we believe it will require entrepreneurs who are able to identify groundbreaking carbon-centric solutions, leverage experience to develop viable business plans, and successfully take them to market. The Entrepreneur-in-Residence Fellowship is designed to support these visionary leaders in becoming carbon removal innovators through a program designed to:

  • Accelerate learning of carbon removal technologies and opportunities

  • Make introductions to deep industry and technical networks

  • Provide a funded runway while they study, design and test new carbon removal business models


Why apply?

Participants will work hand-in-hand with the Carbon180 team for a period of 12 months, receiving mentorship from carbon removal and carbontech experts. Investors, corporate strategists and entrepreneurs will be on-hand to help refine the technology, business models, and go-to-market strategies, resulting in a fully formed and vetted carbontech business plan by the end of the fellowship.

Fellowship participants will:

  • Receive a $100,000 non-dilutive fellowship to learn about and confidently enter the carbon-removal industry (Teams of two receive $125,000)

  • Gain access to optional office space for one year at Carbon180 offices in Oakland, CA or Washington, DC

  • Be paired with a mentor from Carbon180’s mentor network of seasoned entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts

  • Connect with researchers, companies, investors, and policymakers working in relevant fields

The result: Become prepared to make a difference in climate change by building or joining the next world-class carbon removal business.


Become a Carbon180 EIR

The Carbon180 Entrepreneur-in-Residence Fellowship is seeking leaders with promise—innovators ready to use their professional experience and vision to build the next climate solution.


transformational leaders

EIRs are expected to bring potent curiosity and the ability to learn quickly, but not deep industry expertise.


carbon-conscious thinkers

We recruit people passionate about building the next pathbreaking carbon removal business that can sequester a billion tons of CO2.

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Equity-minded individuals

All of our EIRs are committed to building companies that are equitable and inclusive.


Application Process

November 3—Online application due at 11:59pm PT

December 3—Selected finalists interviewed

December 10—EIRs selected and notified

Q1 2020—Carbon180 EIR program begins



I already have a carbon removal startup. Am I eligible for the fellowship?

Startups that have not yet raised a seed round of funding are eligible to be selected as EIRs.

How long is the application, and what does it consist of?

The Fellowship application consists of eight pages of fill-in-the-blank and short answer questions regarding your professional background and interest in carbon removal, some of which are optional. We also ask applicants to submit a short, 60-second video introduction in response to a prompt.

You may preview the full application here. When ready to apply, please submit your answers using this Google form.

What if I’m an international entrepreneur?

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States and be able to provide satisfactory proof of their right to work in the United States.


For questions related to the program or application, please contact Peter Minor at