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Climate Tech Accelerator 2023

Are you an early-stage climate tech founder with ambitions to scale your company globally? We have designed an intensive program with a unique opportunity to learn from successful startups, tech leaders and big brands at the forefront of climate innovation.

About the Program:

Innovation Centre Denmark Silicon Valley has tailored an exciting program for Danish Climate tech startups to learn to scale, accelerate and launch their startup through Silicon Valley.

The program is for any Danish, early-stage climate tech startup (bootstrapped, pre-seed, or seed stage) with international ambitions and a desire to learn from the Silicon Valley climate tech ecosystem and expand their US network.

Participants in the program will take home insights and learn how to:

• Accelerate, grow, and launch their startup through Silicon Valley
• Improve your pitch to US investors and excel at pitching events in Silicon Valley
• Get feedback on your business model in an American context
• Understand and navigate the Silicon Valley climate tech ecosystem and the different actors in it
• Expand your network in the US

Furthermore, you will get access to:

• The VERGE GreenBiz 2023 Conference
• ICDK's advisor network across North America and extensive network of domain and industry experts, peers, mentors, and investors

The program is preliminary and subject to change.  

Learn more about VERGE Greenbiz 2023

• The VERGE GreenBiz 2023 conference is the most important and leading event within climate tech for both startups, climate tech leaders and big brands in Silicon Valley.
• VERGE GreenBiz will bring together more than 5.000 climate tech leaders. Giving the participants the opportunity to learn alongside their community, all working together to address the climate crisis.
• Every year some of the biggest companies within climate tech participate. In past that have been participants like Amazon, Delta Air Lines, Google, Impossible Foods, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Salesforce and many more.
• This year’s focus is on six key areas: Buildings, Carbon, Energy, Food,
Startups and Transport.
• Take a look at past participants and conference highlights at here.



  • Program Kick-off (Copenhagen): October 2023, Date TBD
  • Silicon Valley Program (San Francisco, Palo Alto, San Jose, CA): October 22th - October 27th, 2023


  • Must have a Danish CVR number and be classified as a Danish SME*
  • Price per startup. Up to two participating founders.
  • The cost does not cover flights, certain meals, accommodation, and local transportation.


Price: DKK 11.000

The price includes one ticket to the VERGE GreenBiz 2023 conference (Ticket value 12.000 DKK)


To send your application, fill out the form through this link.

Note: Limited seats are available. Applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis

For any questions, please reach out to Malou Ringtved Jensen at [email protected].

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If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our advisors.