While a plethora of solutions exist to address industries’ resource efficiency problem, only 34% of cleantech startups around the world scale past the seed stage. Cleantech startups are struggling to scale across the board due to market inefficiencies and barriers including lack of product-market fit, insufficient client validation at the initial stages of product development, and minimal resources such as specialized mentors. Slow growth of revenue, particularly due to the complexity of B2B sales in the commercial and industrial (C&I) sector, often causes startups to run out of money.
To address these ecosystem challenges, Athena Cleantech has established the Scale-Up Platform: a partnership program where cleantech startups and scale-ups work with experts from Athena’s cleantech team to validate, develop, and scale their solutions.
Cleantech entrepreneurs with existing solutions get access to a range of resources including industry connections, a global sales network, and funding opportunities to support their growth story. We take an active role in the growth and operational processes of our startup partners to enable scale in multiple markets simultaneously.