StartX is a non-profit startup accelerator and founder community associated with Stanford University that has a collection of over 1200+ serial entrepreneurs, industry experts, tenured Stanford professors, well funded growth stage startups that include Lime, Poynt, Patreon, Kodiak services, etc.
The StartX accelerator program is designed to assist entrepreneurs launch inexperienced companies in a range of industries. They do not ask for any fees and neither do they take any equity in the company they are assisting.
Their guiding principle is to put “Founders” first. As a mission- driven nonprofit, Startx prioritizes the value of the program for participating businesspersons over everything, including profit.
StartX has an incredibly distinct accelerator program where they invite its founders to ask questions, share their business concerns, and find community from fellow founders, and StartX partners and unlike other traditional accelerators, they will take in companies at various stages and from a variety of sectors.
An important aspect of the success of the program is their location. Situated near Page Mill Road, StartX has strategically placed their entrepreneurs in the Stanford Research Park, keeping its founders close to the Stanford campus, and easy access to crucial founder partnerships
The Private Financing Advisory Network is a global network of climate and clean energy financing experts headquartered in Austria. They aim to bridge the gap between entrepreneurs in developing climate and clean energy projects and private sector investors.
The organization helps entrepreneurs by identifying promising clean energy projects at an early stage and provides mentoring for development of a business plan, investment pitch, and growth strategy, to greatly increase the chance of financial closure.
It was initiated by the UNFCC and the Climate Technology Initiative in 2006. Their global mission is to gather private investments for the benefit of climate change adaptation and mitigation in support of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Sustainable Developments Goals.
They strive to help promising entrepreneurs to succeed, achieved by:
Around 360 clean energy projects have been inducted into the PFAN Project Development Pipeline. These projects employ technologies including biogas, biomass, waste to energy, clean transport, wind, solar, small hydro and energy efficiency solutions. Thus far, 87 projects have achieved financial closure with over US$ 1.2 billion of investment raised.