catalyzing climate action

Penn Climate Ventures Prize

March 30th - April 24th | Open to students globally.

Dive into the most pressing environmental issues of today.

Kickstart a climate startup in three weeks, supported by a world-class network of mentors.

Week 1

Panels & Team Formation

Important Dates

  • 3/29: Regular Registration Deadline
  • 3/30 - 4/4: Panels & Team Formation 
  • 4/5: Register Your Team 
  • 4/6 - 4/15: Pitch Office Hours
  • 4/16: First Round Submissions
  • 4/24: Live Finals Pitches
Full schedule below.

Week 2

Workshop Your Proposal with Mentor Office Hours


  • All students enrolled at a university or high school in the world are eligible to compete in the collegiate tracks or high school track, respectively.
  • Teams may have 1-5 members.

Week 3

Finalize Proposal & Prepare Pitch

Additional Info​​

  • You may register as an individual or with a team, but every member of the team should fill out the individual registration form
  • You do not need any prior experience with tech or startups to attend. Anyone interested in entrepreneurship or climate action should apply.

Mentors, Judges, & Speakers

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Dennis Woodside


@ Impossible Foods

Dr. Arun Majumdar

Founding Director @ ARPA-E | Former VP of Energy @ Google

Marisa Sweeney


@ Generate Capital

Lidiya Dervisheva


@ Next47








Registration Form