The new finance flowing into clean energy last year is a leading indicator of bigger and better shifts to come in the global economy. But what we now need are more diverse climate entrepreneurs to step up. As we get ready to leap into the Year of the Tiger, hear from Danny Kennedy how clean energy entrepreneurs can jumpstart their ideas with us in 2022.
Here’s how clean energy entrepreneurs can jumpstart their ideas with us in 2022
New Energy Nexus and the climate solutions movement in general had a banner year in 2021. A small measure was the growth in climate/impact venture capital at a 50% compounded annual growth rate. Not that that gets to those most in need yet, but the new finance flowing into clean energy is a leading indicator of bigger and better shifts to come in the global economy.
NEX supported over 400 startups with business training, mentors, connections to customers and buyers, capital of the right kind at the right time and other services. From our Excel Accelerator in China to The Clean Fight late-stage commercialization accelerator in New York, and our new partner in Nigeria we’re doing the work with the folk finding climate solutions.
Here are 3 easy ways we can help your clean energy startup go to the next level:
We’ve grown our audience to over 50,000 across all our online channels, providing information and inspiration for those who want to start up startups to tackle the biggest challenges of our times: climate justice, jobs and opportunity. And we now have over 100 amazing staff members in 10 countries toiling around the clock to meet our mission: to support diverse entrepreneurs driving innovation and building equity into the global energy economy.
So we’re gearing up for another big year in 2022 – the Year of the Tiger. According to Chinese lore, this will be a year of risk-taking and adventure: “We’re finding enthusiasm again, both for ourselves and for others. Everyone is fired up, generosity is at an all-time high and social progress feels possible again”.
This is the spirit we’re excited to bring out in our work plans this year. So with that, happy Lunar New Year to all those celebrating. Shine on!
Danny Kennedy – CEO of New Energy Nexus