45Camp

Developed in collaboration with Tabor 100, 45Camp is a climate tech startup program focused on serving Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), women, and other underrepresented entrepreneurs. The program comprises of a three day workshop, a ten-week pre-accelerator, and a ten-week accelerator.

Program Information

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Jumpstart Weekend

An immersive three-day workshop taking place in both Washington & Oregon that will introduce prospective entrepreneurs to ideation, business modeling, and more. Gain valuable mentorship, training, & connections during this hands-on exploration of building a climate tech startup. Tickets are at no-cost and prior knowledge of climate tech is not required.

Portland: March 8 - 10
Seattle: March 15 - 17

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45Camp Pre-Accelerator

Begins March 2024

A ten-week curriculum on technology innovation for early entrepreneurs. The pre-accelerator will focus on tech innovation, covering value propositions, design thinking principles, product development, rapid prototyping, and more.

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45Camp Accelerator

Begins April 2024

A ten-week curriculum diving deeper into business innovation for entrepreneurs with a product or concept. The accelerator will cover marketing & commercialization strategies, building partnerships, finances, and more. Five entrepreneurs per cohort will be awarded grants to support further development of their product or concept.

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Agenda

FRIDAY

6:30PM - Check in
6:50PM - Dinner & networking
7:40PM - Welcome & main speaker
8:20PM - Intro pitches
10:00PM - Team formation & begin work
11:00PM - Wrap up

8:45AM - Breakfast
9:30AM - Morning announcements
10:00AM - Work activities
12:00PM - Lunch
1:00PM - Group check-ins
2:00PM - Mentor sessions
6:30PM - Dinner
7:20PM - Work activities
9:00PM - Wrap up & announcements

9:00AM - Breakfast
9:30AM - Morning announcements
10:00AM - Work activities
12:00PM - Lunch
1:00PM - Mentor sesions
4:00PM - Early dinner/snacks
4:30PM - Evening presentations start
5:30PM - Final pitches start
6:50PM - Awards & winning teams announcement
7:15PM - Event wrap up
7:30PM - Post-event networking & celebration
9:00PM - Wrap up

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Interested in participating as a mentor for Jumpstart Weekend?

If you'd like to attend Jumpstart Weekend but require special accommodations to do so, please reach out to leo.ochoa@vertuelab.org.