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6: Andrew Wordsworth - Sustainable Accelerator - Growing The Sustainable Startup Ecosystem

6: Andrew Wordsworth - Sustainable Accelerator - Growing The Sustainable Startup Ecosystem

Update: 2019-08-05
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Andrew Wordsworth is the founder of Sustainable Venture group of companies. Sustainable Venture’s mission is to create a more sustainable future world where climate change and resource scarcity is addressed by commercial solutions. They are a venture builder where they develop, invest in and provide workspaces for sustainable business. Sustainable Workspaces located in London is the largest community of colocated community of sustainable startups.

Highlights:

  • The genesis of the Sustainable Ventures, Sustainable Workspaces and Sustainable Accelerator 

  • Proving the equity crowdfunding model when E-Car Club was sold to Europe Car

  • Examples of Sustainable Accelerator portfolio companies

  • How Sustainable Accelerator help startups grow their valuation and develop the business

  • How to pitch to investors and benefits of wearing both hats of investor and investee

  • Why understanding risk will help your pitch

  • Andrew’s personal story and inspiration to move into sustainablity and startups

  • Mapping startups impact and Sustainable Development Goals

Useful links:
Green Angel Syndicate - https://greenangelsyndicate.com/
Bethnal Green Ventures - https://bethnalgreenventures.com/

Time stamp:
[03:00 ] Andrew’s journey into podcasting
[07:20 ] Sustainable Venture’s mission
[10:30 ] Why crowdfund and why there was a need for an accelerator fund
[15:00 ] Sustainable Accelerator Fund 1 and 2
[17:30 ] Why Rovco is such an exciting business
[23:00 ] Pitching to investors and being pitched
[25:50 ] The best pitch Andrew heard
[28:50 ] What inspired Andrew’s entrepreneurship journey

For more information go to Green Add Venture
This episode is hosted by Jake Woodhouse - connect with Jake on Linkedinor Twitter
This episode is produced by Woon Tan of Podcast Publishing
Designs are made by Joshua Barnes
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6: Andrew Wordsworth - Sustainable Accelerator - Growing The Sustainable Startup Ecosystem

6: Andrew Wordsworth - Sustainable Accelerator - Growing The Sustainable Startup Ecosystem

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