Elemental Excelerator helps startups change the world, one community at a time. Each year, we find 15-20 companies that best fit our mission and fund each company up to $1 million to improve systems that impact people’s lives: energy, transportation, water, agriculture, and beyond. What makes us unique? We co-fund, co-design, and co-develop projects and strategies that improve infrastructure and sustainably enhance communities.

We believe in the power of innovation and people to create transformative change. We work to improve communities through technology innovation, economic opportunity, and sustainable modernization. This is what we call place-based innovation. What does that mean? It means that we look at the challenges of a specific place and then work with the community and startups to solve these challenges in innovative ways.

Elemental Excelerator is a nonprofit created in collaboration with Emerson Collective, an investment and philanthropic platform. Elemental Excelerator works collaboratively with Emerson Collective’s environmental practice, which focuses on strengthening the relationship between humanity and nature through scalable, equitable, and innovative solutions. We are funded by the U.S. Navy and a diverse coalition of utility partners, corporate partners, the U.S. Department of Energy, state government, and philanthropic organizations. Our goal is not only to curate a portfolio of innovative and impactful startups, but also to build an ecosystem of passionate people working to change the world, one community at a time. We hope you’ll join us.

Elemental Excelerator Honolulu, HI or San Francisco, CA
Jul 16, 2020
About Elemental Excelerator Elemental Excelerator advances solutions to climate change and deploys those solutions in the communities that need them the most. Each year, we find 15-20 companies that best fit our mission and fund each company up to $1 million to improve systems that impact people’s lives: energy, water, food & agriculture, mobility, and the circular economy. To date, we have awarded over $36 million to 99 companies and deployed more than 59 projects in Hawaii, California’s frontline communities, and the Asia Pacific. At Elemental, we blend a growth mindset with the diverse backgrounds and roots of our team, cultivating a dynamic culture where everyone’s contributions are valued and encouraged. Director of People Operations Elemental is looking for a highly collaborative and experienced individual to lead and facilitate our People Operations activities. The Director of People Operations will be responsible for creating, implementing, and...
Elemental Excelerator Honolulu, HI, USA
Jul 16, 2020
Elemental Excelerator advances solutions to climate change, and deploys those solutions in the communities that need them the most. Each year, we find 15-20 companies that best fit our mission and fund each company up to $1 million to improve systems that impact people’s lives: energy, transportation, water, agriculture, and beyond. To date, we have awarded over $36 million to 99 companies and deployed more than 50 projects in Hawaii, California’s frontline communities, and the Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit elementalexcelerator.com. At Elemental Excelerator, our values drive the way we achieve our mission, approach each day in the office, and build our team. We blend a growth mindset with diverse backgrounds and roots, cultivating a dynamic culture where everyone's contributions are valued and encouraged. ● Team over self - we put the mission and team first. ● Driving for improvement - we are hungry for excellence and growth as individuals so that...