The Holocene is our home
It offers the perfect conditions for life to flourish.
However, human progress has come at a cost to our wild spaces and the species living with us.
Solutions are possible. We’re going to hike, sweat, brainstorm and re-wild ourselves into them. Creativity is the cousin of fun.
We’re a tribe of curious, problem solving, super active nature lovers building in the spaces we love.
We’ll solve this challenge one outdoor adventure at a time.
Welcome to Holocene
We are a team of nature enthusiasts building incredible African climate solutions.
Our aim is to positively impact climate in Africa by focusing on two things: cultivating a local community of talented, passionate climate enthusiasts and building and investing in African climate tech ventures.
By bringing together individuals, entrepreneurs and organizations with the right inspiration, experience and support, we can solve the challenging problems that will lead the African climate tech journey.
Meeting your tribe.
Having tons of fun.
Awesome partners bring projects for solutions & impact.
Grow climate solutions by investing human & financial capital
Ensure scaling climate tech startups make the most of their success.
A rockstar entrepreneurial community
The best way to do the hard thing is to take the first step, and make it fun.
We create curated, impactful experiences where awesome people work on inspiring projects in beautiful settings– all with a little fun, sweat and healthy competition mixed in.
Entrepreneurial journey through community
Being an entrepreneur is a big risk. We demystify and de-risk the journey by offering five tiers of programs. For some, they provide a step-by-step path towards a successful startup. For others, they provide a fun, inspiring way to grow a new mindset.
Learn something new, meet someone interesting, be inspired
Entrepreneur Fireside Chat; Fail Night; How They Built It
None at all. Join, listen, learn, eat free cookies.
Learn a new skill and immediately put it to work within a safe, fun setting.
Pitch Please; Storytelling 101; The Future is Female.
Just a little bit. Give it a try.
Go deep into a new skill while working with a passionate, diverse team.
How to Make it Stick; Entrepreneurial Mindset; More Than a Logo.
Rolling up your sleeves and putting in effort. Nothing to lose.
Cross the chasm to starting a business. Learn world class techniques alongside a group of entrepreneurs at a similar stage of the journey.
Countdown; ResNova; Makers Landing.
Reduced risk through community and mentorship.
Investment & bespoke incubation
Engines go! Gain investment and grow your startup with dedicated, tailored, 1:1 support with experienced, mission aligned co-builders.
Ignite, ClimateLab, Holocene.
The journey has begun!
Building solutions together
Climate tech in Africa is hard. Very hard. That’s also why it’s so fun to build.
Holocene is an early-stage climate tech investor across energy, e-mobility, food & agri in Southern and Eastern Africa.
Highway to series A for climate tech
Holocene serves as a confident commercial co-builder ensuring early-stage climate tech startups gain traction while providing hard-earned expert advice to help later stage businesses scale successfully.
Enjoy the ride
Entrepreneurship doesn’t have to be a lonely road. At Holocene, we make the journey more fun, inspiring and insightful by growing a community of like-minded, supportive individuals that, collectively, will change the world.