Global Grand Final in Cyprus: we had a blast. Meet the 2017 winners.

Our Global Grand Final in sunny Cyprus in October was a blast.

Tickets were sold out, there were 105 finalists from 35 countries competing, we saw top speakers, had cocktails on the beach and enjoyed a bloody fantastic vibe.

Many, many thanks to Chrysalis Leap – our Cypriot partner – for their ultra smooth hosting of our Grand Final in Limassol.

Did you miss it or do you just need to feel the energy again? Watch the 3-minute recap video below.

What sticks to my mind most is the eagerness and determination of all finalists. Viable, scalable business ideas in a variety of markets are what we need – and exactly what we got in Cyprus.

The 2017 competition simply proves our motto: climate change will be fixed, one start-up at a time.

The jury had the infeasible task to select this years’ winners:
1st Prize: Bio Alkanol Gel from Kenya
2nd Prize: MeduSoil from Switzerland
3rd Prize: Vienna Textile Lab from Austria, who also won the Audience Award

Meet these and all other 2017 teams on our website.

Apart from catching our breaths we’ve also begun preparations for 2018. Stay tuned, we’ll be back shortly with more.

Have a great day,
Frans Nauta
Founder ClimateLaunchpad

P.S. Luckily it’s not just us that had a blast. Here’s some feedback we got:

“I think there is real opportunity for many of these businesses to go to scale and become game changers.” – Danny Kennedy, MD California Clean Energy Fund.

“Innovation occurs right here in these rooms.” – Petros Timotheou, a Swiss finalist.

“It is this kind of investment of time and energy in this kind of event what CKIC is for. It’s a space for converting passion to action. ” – Kirsten Dunlop, CEO Climate-KIC.

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