UPSKILLING FOR Climate Leaders
ClimateX Leadership Program
The ClimateX Leadership Program is geared toward Climate Entrepreneurs. It is aimed to boost the long-term performance, competitiveness, and resilience of climate-oriented companies. The program is carefully curated with best practices from leading tech companies and ambitious startups like Deezer, PayFit, HelloFresh, etc. It enhances the skills of founders and leaders and provides them with an actionable ready-to-use toolkit and space for intensive learning, hands-on application, and collaborative reflection within a curated cohort.
Leadership. Goal Setting. Operating Model. Project Performance. Productivity. Innovation.
BIA's methodology includes accelerated, immersive and hands-on learning journeys in cohorts. We’re striving for the maximum outcome in a short time, delivered through bite-sized content.
Learning with BIA is about getting your hands dirty – everything we teach, we try out in cases.
Each of the ClimateX Leadership Accelerator modules addresses specific organizational and leadership challenges of companies, taking into account the commercial and cultural paradigms of climate entrepreneurship.
Our program gives space for application and reflection. Implementation challenges and peer feedback sessions strengthen accountability and provide space for networking and collaborative problem-solving.
ClimateX Leadership Accelerator aimed to provide a sense of belonging within the cohort and broader BIA entrepreneurial community network.
Creating a unique space for exchange and challenge-sharing helps leaders to develop, grow and implement new tools and techniques faster.
COMMUNITY & EVENTS
At BIA, we’re passionate about New Work, Innovation, Impact, and Startups. And we like to create communities of like-minded people bringing together leaders from startups, Mittelstand, investors, corporates, and institutions.
Community formats and events round out the ClimateX Leadership Accelerator, allowing participants to network within the cohort and broader ecosystem to share climate-focused opportunities, best practices, and knowledge.
Who is this program for
- Company stage: Your startup or company has a primary climate focus and already working on the market
- Impact agenda: Your business model is committed to reinvesting revenue mainly for social impact
- Engagement: You are full-time involved in the company or startup
- Team setup: you are 1-2 people who want to move an organization forward
- Location: You are based in Germany (the program allows remote participation)
- Focus: Climate-oriented startups and companies in the areas of Climate Tech (e.g. Energy, Mobility, Construction, Logistics, Food Systems, Circular Economy)
Frequently Asked Questions
You need to submit your application through this form. Please note, that the program has eligibility criteria. You will need to provide legal information about your company as well as a motivation letter.
Throughout the runtime of the program, you have 6 interactive modules around leadership practices. Program modules include one interactive masterclass and one peer session.
The program also includes kick-off and check-out events. You join our vivid Slack community and will be involved in BIA Startup Hub activities, connecting you to a bold network of corporates, city stakeholders, and investors.
Founders, C-Level, or organization change agents of climate-oriented companies and young startups are eligible to be part of the program. They should be full-time employed and the company should have clear impact goals. A company should be registered in Germany.
Up to 2 team members can participate in the program cohort.
“It was a great program where we got a lot of input from the BIA team and the coaches. We were able to ask all the questions, that might seem silly in the beginning but that everyone else has. I realized that there are things that you need to talk about and this program gives you exactly that."