Climate Tech Venture Fellowship

Applications for the Fall 2023 Climate Tech Venture Fellowships are closed! Please revisit this page in December for information on Climate Tech Venture Fellowships for the Winter 2024 semester!

The Energy Club at the Ross School of Business is excited to announce the Climate Tech Venture Fellowship program for the 2023-2024 academic year. We launched the fellowship in 2020 to encourage students to explore climate tech venture capital by directly supporting leading early-stage VCs.

Program Information

The Climate Tech Venture Fellowship allows selected graduate student fellows to work with a venture capital firm. The nature of a fellow's work will be determined by the firm, and agreed upon by the fellow. Examples may include market research, deal sourcing, due diligence, and portfolio company support. Oversight of the program will be administered by the Energy Club at Ross.

  • Eligibility: Current and incoming graduate students at the University of Michigan, including, but not limited to, the Ross School of Business, the School for Environment and Sustainability, the Law School, and the School of Engineering, are eligible to apply.
  • Commitment and Timing: Fellows will be expected to commit 8 hours/week, for a period of 10-12 weeks. Specific dates will be agreed upon by the respective firm and the fellow. See next section more for information on the application.
  • Funding: Fellows will be granted a stipend for their fellowship (see Partner descriptions for details).

Venture capital partners

Fall 2023

  • Mazarine Ventures: Mazarine Ventures is an early-stage investment group focused on high-growth technology companies addressing challenges in water and wastewater. Their portfolio of companies innovate in chemistry, data science, material science, and microbiology, and have commercially-proven offerings that create value for owners and/or operators in the built environment, industry, and utilities.
  • Centrepolis Accelerator: The Centrepolis Accelerator is on a mission to fuel the growth of Michigan's hardtech and small manufacturing tech entrepreneurs by providing access to funding, experts and key business and product development services (design, engineering, prototyping, manufacturing readiness). Centrepolis manages several accelerators focused on specific technologies and markets including C3 (cleantech, climatech, circular economy) Accelerator, Industry 4.0 Accelerator, Defense Hardtech Accelerator.
  • Evergreen Climate Innovations: Evergreen supports startups bringing impactful climate technologies to market. They make seed investments and provide hands-on support to entrepreneurs. They expand access to innovation by cultivating an ecosystem of investors, corporate partners, donors, and collaborators.

Winter 2024

To be announced!

For any questions, please reach out to Nikhil Khurana at