Dealflow | August 18, 2021

Apple’s inaugural Impact Accelerator includes 15 Black and Brown climate startup founders

Roodgally Senatus
ImpactAlpha Editor

Roodgally Senatus

ImpactAlpha, August 18 — The accelerator is part of Apple’s $100 million Racial Equity Equity Initiative launched in June 2020.

The three-month training will give founders an opportunity to partner with the tech giant, which aims to achieve net-zero carbon status by 2030. Among the participants is BlocPower’s Donnel Baird (see, “Agents of Impact: Donnel Baird).

Others include Natalie King of energy-efficiency service provider Dunamis Clean Energy Partners; Anuar Garcia of GreenTek Solutions, which recycles and refurbishes technology products; Maurice Brewster of Mosaic Global Transportation.


One third of the founders are women. Laurie Ann Sibani of L2S Engineering helps clients achieve sustainable environmental targets. Vickie Lewis runs VMX International, a solid waste collection and recycling services company. Volt Energy Utility, led by Gilbert Campbell III, develops, finances and operates solar projects for clients.