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Become an environmental entrepreneur with Zinc.

Meet our experienced team and expert speakers, then learn about how you can become an entrepreneur who transforms our environmental crisis, and why your next venture should be built with Zinc.

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

Zinc offers talented people the time, space and connections they need to build a new commercial, mission-driven business from scratch. 

We're searching for passionate people who have the expertise to transform the industries that have the most impact on our environmental crisis.

In this session, you'll:

  • dive into how joining a Venture Builder can change your future and accelerate your impact
  • meet likeminded people who are driven to lead change by creating business-to-business (B2B) commercial ventures
  • learn about next steps and how you can become part of a passionate and energetic cohort, innovating to reduce environmental harm

Meet mission-driven entrepreneurs

Sessions have included talks from:

  • Nessrin Younes and Rakan Zabian, Zinc Accelerate team and co-founders @ Oryx Health
  • Dr Rachel Carey, Chief Scientist at Zinc
  • Alisa  Pritchard, Head of Marketing at GreyParrot
  • Jenny Kananov-Shayo and Yvette Aarons, Zinc Accelerate team and co-founders @ Mosey Digital
  • Keiran Whitaker, Founder of Entocycle, the UK's leading insect farming company

Whether you're a researcher, businessperson or entrepreneur, marketeer or technologist; have experience in the policy or charity sector; or have direct knowledge of our 4 key areas through your role (e.g. architects, lawyers, urban planners, farmers), you could lead the new wave of environmental entrepreneurship and have real impact on our global future. We'd love to talk to you.

Applications for our next Venture Builder on the Environment, starting in October 2022, are now open. Interested applicants should apply by June 30thApply here.

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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, 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