Become a Founder

TECA’s Waves are for individuals who are passionate about launching fintech ventures for climate resilience but are yet to find investors, teammates, or even solid business ideas.


We are here to support you. All you need to bring is your talent and commitment to building climate resilience for vulnerable communities and our planet.

As a venture launcher, TECA offers an accessible path to entrepreneurship and is designed to change the status quo for who can become a startup founder. We are committed to the principles that diverse teams create more inclusive and responsible products and businesses, and that local context is key for sustained impact.

We need people with diverse types of experience

– Software
– Hardware
– Commercial development
– Marine conservation
– Climate science
– And more

In our Wave you will:

Make a real impact by launching a fintech venture for climate resilience

Be connected with global experts to help guide your thinking and venture development

Find co-founders and key teammates to build your venture with

De-risk your startup launch and take your idea to market

Receive a $250 weekly stipend to cover basic living costs


Applications are now closed

Our first Wave of entrepreneurs will focus on the Blue Economy in East Africa, and begin their journey in August 2022.