Discover South America

Rising Market For Climate Tech Startups

Application Deadline: July 22, 2024

Tap into South America’s Climate Tech Startup Scene

South America is ripe with growth opportunities, especially in climate tech innovation. With top global economies and a number of emerging markets, the region is ideal for startups in climate technology, drawing increased domestic and foreign investments. From renewable energy projects in Chile to sustainable agriculture innovations in Argentina, South America is ready for your climate tech startup. Join us to establish and expand your presence in this dynamic region.

Join the Ranks of Other Successful Climate Tech Startups

Facts & Figures
About South America

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27 unicorns

are from South America

#1

Fastest-growing region

for venture funding in 2021

25%

of venture capital invested

in climate tech startups

$19.5 Billion

VC investment

into South America in 2021

Source: Crunchbase (2022), The Economist (2022)

Opportunities
for German Climate Tech Startups

Chilean startups are at the forefront of green hydrogen technology, positioning Chile to become a global leader in green hydrogen exports by 2030, driving economic growth and global sustainability.
In 2021, South America was the fastest-growing region in the world for venture capital funding due to a growing pool of experienced entrepreneurs and greater participation from foreign investors.
Brazilian startups are leading the way with over $1 billion in energy storage projects, crucial for integrating renewable energy and enhancing grid reliability.
In Argentina, climate tech startups are implementing precision farming technologies that optimize resource use, increase crop yields, and reduce environmental impact, essential for sustainable agriculture.

The Details

Participant Profile: Pre-seed to Seed+-stage German startups
Cost: 100% free
Format: Online workshops, expert panel discussions, and 1-on-1 mentoring

South America Market Discovery Program

Key Insights

Gain the knowledge and skills needed to successfully set up your business in South America.​

Understanding of Local Markets

Find out about key industries and trends in South America’s markets.

Setup for Success

De-risk and make critical early decisions on product, market, and business models.​

World-Class Mentoring

Learn through 1-on-1 mentoring and from select speakers how you can excel in South America.
Map of South America, highlighting Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Bolivia

South America: A Region Boasting With Opportunities

→ Argentina is the 8th largest country in the world, with a growing reputation for innovation and technological advancement. Home to several top tech companies and startups, Argentina has emerged as a leading hub for technology and innovation in South America.

South America’s largest economy, Brazil, is home to 23 unicorns and has been investing heavily in research and development, focusing on artificial intelligence, biotechnology, and renewable energy. The country is the 4th most digitized market in the world and has a highly skilled workforce.

Ranked as the most innovative country in South America by the Global Innovation Index, Chile has made significant strides in fostering a culture of innovation. Chile boasts a thriving startup ecosystem, with Santiago being one of the leading tech hubs in the region.

The support from [German Accelerator] didn’t just end when the program finished. As an alumni, the Kickstart program team continued to support us and provide connections to international attorneys, business angels, and other individuals who could help our startup grow.

 

Leonardo Re, Founder of frei space

This program is one of my top recommendations for early-stage companies who want high quality mentorship and broad networking.

 

Suhas Patel, Co-Founder of Tvarit

We were able to sharpen our value proposition, get feedback on our business model, and define a clearer path to successfully extend our product portfolio into overseas markets.

 

Julian-Christoph Huss, Co-Founder of Rehmus

We were able to sharpen our value proposition, get feedback on our business model, and define a clearer path to successfully extend our product portfolio into overseas markets.

 

Julian-Christoph Huss, Co-Founder of Rehmus

Local Partners

AHK Japan
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
ILS
TransferNET
JETRO

German Accelerator Program Success

Global Alumni

Years of Experience

Mentors