Rockridge Venture Law® is proud to partner with Chicago-based Sente Foundry to support their upcoming accelerator program Industry 5.0: The Industrial Circular Economy. Cohort applications for the accelerator are now live until May 1st.

The program is designed to take early-stage international startups to scale-up via a hands-on, structured investment program using Sente’s proven methodology, tools, mentors and networks. Sente makes investments in the top prospects and connects them with their network of corporate partners, mentors and logistics tech investors.

Applicants are post R&D stage (MVP ready or < 6 months away). The Circular Economy program is focused on early-stage companies with solutions in the following areas:
* CO₂ Capture & Reduction
* New & Upcycled Materials
* Clean Energy
* Waste Reduction
* Water Management
* Process Improvements
* Sustainable Supply Chain

The program has a robust set of industrial partners looking for pilot projects, backed by a built-in pre-seed investment model ($75k-125k) and great set of mentors representing both industrial and investment expertise.


About Sente Foundry, L.L.C.

Sente Foundry, L.L.C. (“Sente”) is a Chicago-based startup investment, scouting, and innovation platform. Sente searches the world for the most high-potential startups and helps them scale through partnerships with international corporations and investors. With Sente, startups can scale faster and do so internationally; investors get line-of-sight and a new way to invest in the world’s most promising startups; and corporations accelerate innovation like never before. Since its founding in 2013, Sente has supported early-stage companies that operate in over 40 countries, received over $35M in funding, and have generated revenues exceeding $80M. Find Sente online at


About RVL®

Rockridge Venture Law® was launched in 2017 to become the preeminent intellectual property and technology firm across the Appalachian Innovation Corridor. We now have offices in Chattanooga, Durham, and Nashville, and represent clients and interests globally. Our services include all aspects of intellectual property, litigation, M&A, privacy, technology transactions, and ventures.

We’re proud to be a Real Leaders Top 150 Impact Company and B Corp Best for the World for our commitment to triple bottom line business practices. Rockridge® is also certified by 1% for the Planet for its nonprofit partnerships advancing stewardship and sustainability. RVL’s nonprofit partners in 2020 include Green|Spaces, Living Lands and Waters, Mustard Seed Ranch, and the NC State Lulu Games Social and Environmental Impact Competition. We value transparency and proudly publish our yearly impact reports.

Our pioneering environmental and social impact programs attract top-notch legal talent and assure our clients of missional alignment with their corporate values. Rockridge uniquely addresses two modern profit drivers: innovation (uptake and development), and corporate social responsibility. We’re Building Today’s Company for Tomorrow’s Economy® by leading clients through the dizzying array of information controls, by helping them to develop and monetize proprietary assets, and by enabling their impactful products, programs, and principles.

Learn about global impact and innovation leaders at Rockridge I-Suite®.

See case studies on how we’ve helped transformative companies at Rockridge Case Studies.


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