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It’s time to tackle the environmental crisis. Take your first step with Zinc.

If you have lots of ideas about solving this problem, if you’re an innovator, or if you have deep domain knowledge about the environmental crisis - we’re keen to meet you. Our experienced team can share more about what it means to build your new venture with Zinc.

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It's time to act to transform our planet's future


The final deadline for applications to our next environmental Venture Builder have now closed.

If you have expertise and knowledge in one of our 4 key areas: food & farming, transportation, supply chain & manufacturing and the built environment) through your career (e.g. architect, biochemist, oceanographer, logistics and supply chains, agricultural specialist, civil engineer, bio-mechanical engineer, urban planner, etc.), and you’re keen to build a new business from scratch - come and meet us.

Our next Venture Builder will begin on Monday 17th October 2022.

Final places are offered on a first come first serve, rolling basis, so we encourage interested applicants to apply as early as possible. 

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Diversity sparks innovation.

Zinc unites talented individuals from around the world to solve societies biggest problems, then supports them to build globally impactful businesses from scratch. For our fifth Venture Builder, we are searching for 70 people who will become the next wave of mission-driven entrepreneurs to lead change and solving the problems outlined in our manifesto

Our Founders come from a diverse range of personal, professional and educational backgrounds; you might attend a meet and greet with business and tech innovators, researchers and scientists, engineers, product specialists practitioners, public service professionals and creatives, all of whom are passionate about this mission.

Our next mission focuses on transforming the industries that have the most impact on our environmental crisis. This means we're particularly looking for people with experience in: farming, fishing and food; transport; construction and building operations; and manufacturing and supply chains.

Meet Anna


Cohort 1, improving the mental and emotional wellbeing of women and girls

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Meet Gary

Cohort 4, improving the mental and emotional health of every child and young person

Founder Profiles #1

Meet Deborah

Cohort 2, unlocking new opportunities for people in places hard hit by globalisation & automation

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Meet Alex

Cohort 2, unlocking new opportunities for people in places hard hit by globalisation & automation

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Useful Resources

Zinc Mission 4 Manifesto

Mission Manifesto

Our Founders are driven to solve societies biggest problems. Read the manifesto for our next mission and learn about the areas where you could have impact.

View our Manifesto

The Zinc Team - Cohort 4 Launch Party

Meet our team

The Zinc team is here to support you to explore problems, think through solutions, and co-Found and build a business from scratch. Read more about us here.

Learn more about our team

Co-Founding Team at Bold Health

Apply here

This quick application form is the first step towards receiving up to £250,000 funding, finding a co-Founder, and helping hundreds of millions of people across the globe.

View the Application Form

Contact: venturebuilder@zinc.vc