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Become an Ambassador

We are building a global community for ClimateTech founders and funders by hosting local events in your city.

ClimateHack Ambassadors build local communities around the globe. Their mission is to put a spotlight on breakthrough technologies and encourage collaboration in their city.

Applications are now closed for this cohort.
Coming soon: Meetups in San Francisco, London, Paris, New York, Berlin, Amsterdam, Boston, Los Angeles, Stockholm, Zurich and Tel Aviv.
Hack Meetups
By hosting regular Meetups in 40+ cities around the world, we bring together local communities to accelerate the impact emerging technologies can have on people and planet.
They are welcoming spaces for founders, funders and operators to connect, exchange ideas and drive investments into tech that matters.
How it works
Find out if being an Ambassador is for you
Submit your individual or team video application
Join an introductory call and get matched with other Ambassadors in your city
Take part in our 2-month online training programme
Start building your local ClimateTech community!
Why you should apply
As an ambassador you’ll gain first hand leadership experience, get to know tomorrow’s ClimateTech rockstars before anyone else and establish yourself a go-to person for all things ClimateTech in your city.
As an Ambassador, you'll have access to:
  • Online Training Programme
  • Branded Assets for Your Chapter
  • Resources and Templates
  • Ambassador Slack Channel
  • Hack Trends Membership
  • Support from Hack HQ
Applications for this cohort are now closed.
What's involved
ClimateHack Ambassadors organise a minimum of 4 Meetups per year to foster their local ClimateTech community.
As an Ambassador you will also be responsible for:
  • Finding 1 to 2 team members or volunteers to join your local Meetup chapter.
  • Finding a venue to host your Meetups in.
  • Organising 4 Meetups per year in your city (depending on availability and demand).
  • Finding and reaching out to relevant speakers to participate in your Meetup.
  • Finding a photographer for your event (optional but recommended).
  • Publishing your Meetup via our event publishing platform.
  • Promoting your Meetup and sourcing participants to attend.
  • All aspects of event logistics (i.e. from set up, to hosting and clean up)
  • Securing local sponsors to cover costs of your Meetup (optional but recommended)
What are we looking for?
The following criteria can be met by you, or by a group of several people if you apply as a team of Ambassadors:
  • At least one person in the team has a strong understanding of the startup fundraising and investment process (because you are an investor yourself -either VC, CVC or angel, you have raised funds for your startup, or because you have worked in a venture-backed startup before).
  • At least one person in the team has a strong network in the startup / investment world, related to ClimateTech.
In addition to this, there are key skills that make a great Ambassador such as experience in organising events, flexibility and strong interpersonal skills. Don’t get put off if you don’t have it all, the responsibilities of hosting a Meetup are shared across your local team and you can all bring different skills to the table.
Here are some of the traits that make up a winning team:
  • The networker: Someone who’s locally well connected or isn’t afraid to send a cold email or LinkedIn request to a potential speaker, venue, partner and ask for the odd favour from their network.
  • The organiser: This person values organisation and processes above all, they like to preempt situations and plan accordingly - they’ll be critical to keeping the team on track, avoiding headaches and ensuring smooth operations.
  • The marketer: Your Meetups are only as great as the people you have in the room and it’s the marketers responsibility to make sure people hear about your event and get everyone excited to attend.
  • The host: Someone who’s full of personality and a natural entertainer, this person will make the attendees and speakers feel at home and at ease and is happy to be on stage hosting the event and getting the audience in the mood.
  • Optional: As well as your core team, you’re also encouraged to find occasional volunteers from the community who can help out with set up and clean-up at the start and end of the event. You’d be surprised but it’s often the case that attendees are more than happy to help out - you just need to ask!


What are ClimateHack meetups?
ClimateHack Meetups are informal events that bring your local community of climate tech entrepreneurs, investors, and professionals together for an evening of insightful discussions and networking.
We know that being an entrepreneur can be a lonely and tough road. We also know that it helps to get together with like-minded people facing the same challenges, asking themselves the same questions or on a similar path. That’s why we set up Hack Meetups, a no-fuss, low-commitment and friendly space where you can connect with other entrepreneurs and professionals in the ClimateTech industry.
What does a ClimateHack Meetup look like?
What makes you a great candidate?
It all starts with your why: why do you want to host Meetups in your city? What’s your motivation? The Ambassadors who that gain the most from the role are those who have a clear why. Maybe you’re active in the industry and want to establish yourself as a go to figure, maybe you’re working on your own climate business or maybe you’re just interested in fostering your local community and supporting the entrepreneurs and stakeholders who are working towards a better future for people and planet. If you’re still uncertain if an Ambassador role is right for you - share your why with us and we’ll let you know if you'd be a good fit.
What are the benefits of becoming a ClimateHack Ambassador?
Organising Meetups is a great way to quickly grow your professional network within your local ecosystem, stay on top of the latest industry trends in your area and improve your entrepreneurial and networking skills.
More than that, by Meetups provide entrepreneurs with a safe space to get together and contribute to a thriving environment for ClimateTech entrepreneurship to grow in your city. In addition, you’ll get access to the ressources put together by the Hack team, our internal Ambassador Slack Channel, and discounted early tickets for our Flagship event.
Can I apply as a company or entity?
Yes. ClimateHack Meetups chapters can be licensed to companies or non-profits.
Do Ambassadors sign a license agreement?
Each Ambassador signs a license agreement in order to represent the ClimateHack brand and agrees that all content created as a result of a ClimateHack Meetup remains a property of our company. The license agreement lasts for 12 months and is renewable.
Can I hold a license for my entire country or multiple cities?
No. Hack licenses are limited to one city, and one per city.
What if I would rather start my own events instead?
You’re more than welcome to start your own event, we just ask that you do not use the “ClimateHack” name or associate yourself with our brand.
Why do you ask for a video in your application?
We found it’s the best way to get to know someone in a faraway place. If you already have co-Ambassadors with you or have a great venue in mind for your event, this is also the occasion to introduce them to us.
How long should my video be?
Use your best judgment :)
What happens after I submit my video?
If your application seems like a good fit, we'll setup a video call to get to know you and answer any of your questions.