We have our winners. The Global Grand Final 2018 was a blast.

Yet another generation of cleantech entrepreneurs is set to tackle climate change. Green start-up ECO2Blocks from Portugal won ClimateLaunchpad’s fifth edition. They are building a business with the production of masonry blocks with 100% industrial waste-based materials, carbon dioxide and non-potable water. Second prize winner is JSP from India; they developed a microbial fuel cell… Read more »

Press release: World’s largest green start-up competition announces Global Grand Final winners 2018

ClimateLaunchpad presents the next generation of cleantech entrepreneurs ready to fix climate change. Edinburgh, 5 November 2018– Green start-up ECO2Blocks from Portugal won ClimateLaunchpad’s fifth edition. They are building a business with the production of masonry blocks with 100% industrial waste-based materials, carbon dioxide and non-potable water. Second prize winner is JSP from India; they developed a microbial fuel… Read more »

Press release: The next generation of cleantech entrepreneurs is ready for global impact

ClimateLaunchpad Global Grand Final unlocks massive climate impact with 135 green start-ups from across the globe  Edinburgh, 1 November 2018 – All across the world, green entrepreneurs are working hard to create economic opportunities through climate change adaptation and mitigation solutions. A record number of 135 start-ups from 44 countries are set to take the stage… Read more »

Every start-up founder needs a good reason to say no

The value of a shared founders dream An interview with Israel Griol Barres, one of our ClimateLaunchpad Trainers   Israel is the StartUPV business accelerator manager in Spain and an experienced lecturer, trainer and mentor. His specialities are innovation, business models, business strategy and entrepreneurship. He first got involved with ClimateLaunchpad in 2014 as a… Read more »

ClimateLaunchpad India

ClimateLaunchpad India is running in 4 states and looking to expand. An interview with Pratap Raju, the guy behind this success.

Charity doesn’t scale. Business scales.

You create the biggest impact if you create the largest business. An interview with Hans Westerhof, ClimateLaunchpad Trainer and Project Lead. Hans Westerhof has been part of ClimateLaunchpad ever since the early days back in 2014. As Project Lead and as one of our Trainers. We interviewed him on his preferred module in our infamous… Read more »

The Nu Wardrobe is reducing waste with their clothes-sharing platform

The alternative to fast fashion. Online clothes-sharing platform The Nu wardrobe provides users with a constantly changing wardrobe that’s convenient and inexpensive. They extend the lifecycle of clothes and significantly reduce waste. The Nu Wardrobe was in our competition in 2017. As we like to stay up to speed with former participants, we recently had… Read more »

Agrovisio

2017 finalist Agrovisio is on the fast track. They already have paying customers and their revenue forecast for 2018 is $ 500,000.

Alkagel Ltd.

Alkagel won our 2017 Global Grand Final with their liquid bio fuel. Since then the Kenyan start-up has not wasted any time and used the momentum to kick-start their business. What they do?

Announcing the Green Business Event of the Year

  Meet the future of green business success ClimateLaunchpad is the world’s leading green business ideas competition, currently running in 50 locations in 45 countries across the globe. We expect over 1,200 ideas to enter this year. The top-3 of each country will pitch at the Global Grand Final. Buzzing business opportunities Expect the green crème the la… Read more »

Moyee Coffee

We were on the phone for an interview with former ClimateLaunchpad participant Killian Stokes from Moyee Coffee about their coffee business.

Go To-U, one of our 2017 start-ups is gaining traction

We love it when our start-ups are successful. Imagine our joy when we had a quick chat with Lyubov Artemenko, co-founder and COO at 2017 participant Go To-U about recent business developments. It appears they had a very productive first quarter. “We are now the biggest free to use mobile platform connecting drivers of electric… Read more »

Mike Goodfellow-Smith on academics and entrepreneurship

An interview with Mike Goodfellow-Smith – ClimateLaunchpad Trainer ClimateLaunchpad Trainer Mike Goodfellow-Smith is a long time environmental sustainability practitioner and entrepreneur. He began his career as a social entrepreneur with a mission to address climate change and is now studying for a PhD. He’s been one of our Trainers ever since the start in 2014…. Read more »

Capricorn Power

Big things are happening for our 2017 finalist Capricorn Power. Not only did they just close a major seed round and obtained a $300,000 government grant, also their revenue forecast for 2018/19 is a whopping $3.3 million.

Sympower

To say that our 2015 ClimateLaunchpad Finalist Sympower is doing well would be the understatement of the year. In 2017 they raised €1M from Enfuro Ventures and Angel Investors.

Frans on green tech. Plus: already 300 green business ideas.

With our first 2018 Boot Camps kicking off this month we already received about 300 green business ideas. That’s an amazing number this early on. Keep ‘m coming! On our blog we just published a really nice interview with Chrétien Herben, one of our Boot Camp Trainers: “To be successful you need to both be open to new… Read more »

Go To-U: booking an EV charging spot in Berlin

Go To-U start-up from Ukraine joined ClimateLaunchpad in 2017. After having won the 2nd prize of the Ukrainian National Final they finished our competition in the Top 10 finalists, which granted them direct access into the Climate-KIC Accelerator. Watch them book a charging spot in Berlin, for a Tesla, using their To-U app:   Go… Read more »

Our youngest participant ever is on Forbes 30 under 30

Last year we thought we couldn’t be more proud when Forbes spotted our 2016 finalist Chrysalix Technologies as one of the most promising entrepreneurs on the 30-Under-30 2017. Turns out we can be more proud. This year our youngest participant ever features on the list on which only the brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game… Read more »

Burgs Foods: second day in the accelerator

After seeing them prep, pitch & celebrate for being selected in the EIT Climate-KIC accelerator, here are Sander and George again, starting their second training day. Watch them bake cricket burgers and learn about IP from their trainer Chrétien, who was also their coach in the ClimateLaunchpad competition:   Find out more about Burgs Foods start-up. Do… Read more »

“To be successful you need to both be open to new ideas and stubborn.”

An interview with Chrétien Herben – ClimateLaunchpad Trainer We had a chat with Chrétien Herben, one of our Boot Camp Trainers. He told us about his favourite training module (Market Segmentation), discussed the power working together with peers and he explains the balance between being open and stubborn. You were involved in creating our Boot… Read more »

Iron Roots: building their brand

Want to get a glimpse of what it is like to start your own green business? Get behind the scenes and follow green start-ups vlogging about their entrepreneurial life & learnings. Watch them go through key moments during and after our competition. They share insights, fun moments and the stuff that keeps them up at… Read more »

Burgs Foods: prep & pitch to get into Accelerator

In 2017 Burgs Foods were global finalists in ClimateLaunchpad. They produce healthy and tasty food products based on insects. Their first product is the Burgs Burger, a cricket based burger. Watch them prep & pitch for a spot in Climate-KIC Accelerator:   Find out more about Burgs Foods start-up. Do you also vlog about your… Read more »

The fun and rocky road from idea to business success

An interview with Paris Thomas – ClimateLaunchpad Trainer “Being a ClimateLaunchpad trainer is an amazing job. I get to meet and work with so many smart, motivated and energetic people. It’s sheer joy. Our participants are a brave lot, during the competition I see them go through highs and lows, conquer stuff they never had… Read more »

Yes, we’re back. Applications 2018 now open in 35 countries

Calling all green business ideas Let the games begin. We just kicked off the 2018 edition of our global green business ideas competition. We’re now open for applications in 35 countries. Last year’s record amount of 1,000 green ideas nicely sets the bar for this year. Do you have a green idea that deserves business… Read more »

Press release: Largest Global Green Business Ideas Competition kicks off 2018 edition

Amsterdam, January 29th, 2018 – ClimateLaunchpad is the world’s leading green business ideas competition. It is set up to help aspiring entrepreneurs grow their green ideas into global businesses. The competition is now open for applications. ClimateLaunchpad welcomes innovations in renewable energy, energy efficiency, food and agriculture, water, transportation, industrial technology or any other way to… Read more »

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