Latin America & the Caribbean Climate Fellowship (2024)

The program brings together founders from across Latin America & the Caribbean, empowering them to address climate challenges through Renewable Energy, Green Building, Climate Data, Agriculture, WaterTech, Blue Economy solutions, and more. Founders gain expert training, critical resources to accelerate their ventures, a one-week in-person residency in Washington, DC, and a one-week in-person residency in Mexico City, Mexico.

The Latin America & the Caribbean Climate Fellowship is run with support from Amazon Web Services (AWS).


Solutions addressing climate mitigation, adaptation, and resilience including but not limited to:

  • Renewable Energy Generation and Storage 
  • Green Building Technologies
  • Climate Data and Analytics
  • Climate Smart Agriculture and Food Systems
  • WaterTech
  • Blue Economy

Program Structure

  • Cohort of up to 10 ventures founded by entrepreneurs from across Latin America and the Caribbean, working in the climate space. Ventures receive training in Halcyon’s methodology on product-market fit, investment readiness, and leadership.   
  • Program is delivered through:
    • One virtual kickoff meeting
    • A one week Washington, DC residency 
    • Monthly virtual meetings 
    • A one week Mexico City residency


  • March 22, 2024: Application closes 
  • April/May 2024: Finalists invited to Virtual Pitch with Selection Committee
  • May 2024: Selected fellows will be notified
  • June 13, 2024: Virtual Kickoff Meeting
  • July 8-12, 2024: In-person residency in Washington, D.C.
  • August 8, September 5, September 26, 2024: Monthly Virtual Meetings
  • October 21-25, 2024: In-person residency in Mexico City


Each program includes specific benefits to fellows. Fellows accepted into this program will receive the following:

  • A $5,000 USD per venture equity-free stipend to use toward travel expenses to attend the residencies
  • One week long residency at Halcyon’s facilities in Georgetown, Washington, DC
  • One week long residency in Mexico City with a culminating event featuring pitches from each venture and connections to investors, advisors, and media  
  • Bespoke training on: 
    • Product-market fit
    • Investment readiness
    • Leadership
  • Skills development and mentorship  
  • Honing storytelling and pitching
  • Connections to relevant impact investors
  • $10,000 USD in Amazon Cloud credits  
  • A worldwide community of over 450 impact driven entrepreneurs


We’re looking for (for-profit) startups that are building scalable solutions that are tackling challenges related to Climate change. 

  • Location: Must have your venture based in and/or serving Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Stage: Must have a Minimum Viable Product that has the potential to scale 
  • Team: 
    • May apply with up to one co-founder
    • Applicant must be the CEO and/or hold primary decision-making power
    • Must be fluent in English
    • Must be at least 21 years of age by the start of the program
  • Program Engagement: Must be able to participate in all activities and programming sessions 
  • Impact: Must be developing a product and venture which contributes towards 1 or more of the UN’s 17 SDGs

In addition to eligibility, Halcyon scores each application based on 4 criteria: Impact, Scalability, Innovation, and Talent.

Selection Criteria


To what extent will the solution, if scaled, have a meaningful impact on society and/or the environment?


Could this venture scale to reach hundreds of thousands or millions of users in a 5-10 year time horizon?


Is the solution a novel approach to tackling the issue in their context?


Is the team uniquely qualified to tackle the challenges they’ve identified?