From the people who brought us Airbnb and Dropbox, now comes cleaner air?
Y Combinator is the legendary (in the tech world) school for start-ups that helped businesses like Airbnb and Dropbox and Stripe, get their start in the world. And now, Y Combinator is looking to jump start some innovation to help the world get a little cleaner.
The challenge Y Combinator is throwing down to this new round of start-ups? Carbon capture – the work of taking carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the air (CO2 being a significant contributor to the warming of the planet).
Here’s what’s big about that:
The work of keeping our planet livable for all of us – while at the same time, working to make sure all of us have the opportunity for a good life on this planet – that’s not the work of any one organization, or country, or industry, or person – that’s work for all of us.
Workable? Maybe. Crazy? Possibly. But plenty of everyday life today (the light bulb, the car, the smartphone) sounded nuts to most people – until, there it was. So we say, welcome to the work Y Combinator.
And if you have an idea about one of their ideas, or a different angle on cleaning up carbon dioxide, or anything else in the air that shouldn’t be there, Y Combinator is ready to hear from you.