• Submission deadline Switzerland

    June 4th 2017

  • Boot Camp Switzerland

    June 29th 2017 -
    June 30th 2017

  • Final Switzerland

    September 1st 2017

  • Grand Final – Limasol, Cyprus

    October 17th 2017 -
    October 18th 2017

Switzerland

Our National Leads for Switzerland

Meet Marilen & Markus, our National Leads for Switzerland!

Marilen:

What is your background?

I have a master`s degree in International Management – I am highly fascinated by cross-cultural co-operations and enjoy the innovative working environment with start-ups.

Why did you become a country lead?

In the beginning of 2016, I joined the Startup Academy as a Project Manager. I am excited to discover promising ideas that deal with today`s climate change challenges.

Why do you think this competition is so important?

ClimateLaunchpad is the biggest cleantech start-up competition worldwide. It is important that the best cleantech ideas get supported and that people get connected through this excellent network.

How does your organisation support cleantech start-ups?

At the Startup Academy Basel we support start-ups from various industries. It is our aim to attract more cleantech start-ups for our programme.

 

Markus:

What is your background?

I’ve worked in the financial industry for many years. In the context of my professional reorientation, I’ve transformed my hobby into a profession: supporting young entrepreneurs on their path to economic independency.

Why did you become a country lead?

Startup Academy is Climate-KIC’s national partner in Switzerland. It always starts with a good idea. Our ambition is to transform the most promising ideas that tackle climate change into a business reality.

Why do you think this competition is so important?

ClimateLaunchpad is a powerful and systematic program to detect and develop relevant business ideas regarding one of the most important challenges on earth.

How does your organisation support cleantech start-ups?

At Startup Academy Switzerland we support start-ups with our national mentoring programme. We’d like to see significantly more cleantech start-ups in our portfolio.


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National prizes for winners

1st, 2nd, 3rd place prize respectivly win: Material prize worth CHF 4,000, 2.500, 1.500 / Startup Academy Incubator Program worth CHF 6,000, 3.000, 2.000. In addition, the top 3 get their travel and accommodation costs provided to attend the international final in Cyprus worth CHF 2,500 each

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