Catalyst Climate Champions

A 12-month program empowering individuals within Africa’s entrepreneurship ecosystem to inspire innovators to explore and build climate-smart solutions

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We are looking for individuals who are:


Based in:

Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Egypt, Ghana, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, and Zambia

Passionate about:

Technology, financial services, climate, and venture capital

What you will do:

Represent the Catalyst Fund

At local entrepreneurship ecosystem events like conferences, meetups, hackathons, and networking events

Run regular info sessions

To drive awareness of climate tech innovations and promote the Catalyst Fund

Recommend three startups

For consideration to join a Catalyst Fund cohort

Participate monthly

Join virtual meetups where startups will share insights on engagements and propose strategies to increase traction on climate tech

Leverage local digital and event platforms

Help expand our outreach programs for current and potential portfolio companies

What’s in it for you?

Receive comprehensive training on Africa’s impact entrepreneurship landscape and the key climate resilience challenges facing the continent

Network with fellow Champions, the Catalyst Fund team, the Catalyst Fund portfolio, climate innovators and experts, and investors.

Receive tools and collateral to facilitate in-market engagements

How the application process works

1. Complete the application form, including video upload
2. Complete virtual interview based on the outcome of the application
3. Receive an offer to join the Catalyst Climate Champions
4. Attend onboarding and training on The Catalyst Fund
Launch engagement in a specific country with support from the Catalyst Fund team