Vatican Unveils Climate Change Accelerator Finalists [Video]

The Vatican might seem an unlikely backdrop for cutting-edge climate change technology, but Stephen Forte of Fresco Capital Fund and Imagine Ventures’ Eric Harr are helping turn the Holy See into a hub for sustainability through their fledgling Laudato Si startup accelerator. Inspired by Pope Francis’s 2015 encyclical on climate change, the program, which launched in May, received around 300 applications for its first run. The accelerator has now announced the names of the nine startups that have made it to the final round of the challenge.