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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® is a certified B Corp law firm embracing the mantra of technology lawyers for good. Rockridge® services include corporate, intellectual property, litigation, M&A, privacy, technology, and venture capital law. Rockridge has been recognized as a B Corp Best for the World and Real Leaders Top 150 Impact Company, and has been featured by Conscious Company Magazine, Forbes, and other top media focused on industry leaders in impact and innovation.

The Rockridge team has worked with Grammy winners, Nobel Prize winners, and world champion athletes to create and monetize distinctive intellectual property assets. Rockridge clients include founders, investors, and multinationals scaling disruptive technologies and iconic brands. Rockridge is headquartered in Tennessee, with satellite offices in Durham, New Haven, and New York.

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.

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


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