Climate Accelerator Takes Aim at a Net-Zero Future

Dartmouth's Irving Institute and Magnuson Center Launch the New Greenshot Climate Solutions Accelerator

Dartmouth has a rich legacy of innovation, from computing, to medicine, to space technology. Now, in order to address one of the most important challenges of our time, Dartmouth is launching an accelerator, Greenshot, for climate solutions entrepreneurs. Led by the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society and the Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship, Greenshot entrepreneurs benefit from exclusive access to Dartmouth's reach and resources: engaged alumni in climate fields, expert mentorship, customer development, working and lab space, and student consulting teams. Startups experience a curriculum shaped by expert faculty (leading climate entrepreneurs and experts from the Tuck School of Business and the CleanTech Open). Entrepreneurs will be eligible to win up to $75K in non-dilutive funding. 

The three-month accelerator program will provide expert curriculum and mentorship to startups to help them scale, expand marketing reach, and prepare to raise seed or series A funding. 

Greenshot will run from late January - late April 2024. The deadline to apply is October 27

"We're open to all types of climate solutions," explains Liana Frey '92, TU'98, Irving Institute Senior Fellow, who is leading the initiative. "Whether you're developing for the energy transition, pioneering a carbon capture method, launching a sustainable product, or building climate resilience strategies, Greenshot can help you reach the next level."

Greenshot is hybrid, so that entrepreneurs from beyond the Dartmouth campus can also access this opportunity. "We designed the program in a hybrid format so anyone can participate from anywhere," says Frey. "There is an opening and closing weekend in Hanover, but the rest of the program is virtual."

In addition to virtual access to the accelerator, participants will also have many opportunities to connect with the Dartmouth community. "We have one of the most engaged and connected communities in the world," noted Irving Institute Executive Director April Salas. "Our alumni are active climate leaders from startups to corporations to finance to government. We have amazing faculty and best-in-class partnerships. We are leveraging this amazing community to help spur innovation in climate and bring new ideas and solutions to market. We're all in to make an impact."

Greenshot offers not just access to the Dartmouth community of experts, but also resources for participants who want to work in Hanover, including space such as dry labs and dedicated work areas in the new, sunlight-filled, open, and airy Irving Institute building, located in the heart of Dartmouth's West End Innovation District. 

You can apply to be in the first Greenshot cohort and learn more about the program here. Applications are due by October 27, 2023. Anyone interested in applying for the program is invited to attend an upcoming informational webinar on October 25, 4-5 pm ET. For more information, visit the website or email