‘ClimateLaunchpad is about creating successful start-ups that will tackle climate change.’ An interview with ClimateLaunchpad trainer Elena Messiou. In 2016 Elena Messiou became one of our Boot Camp trainers. High time for a chat with her about her experience and insights. How did you get involved with ClimateLaunchpad? “One of our other trainers is… Read more »
CO2 absorbent building blocks. A way to turn waste into energy with microbial fuel cells. Technology that puts a stop to grain waste. Those ideas won our 2018 competition. Out of the record number of 1,500 ideas entered in the record amount of 44 countries, these start-ups are among the crème de la crème of… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Hey all, I hope you had a great summer break. Ours was filled with Boot Camps and National Finals around the globe. The current (record breaking) number of ideas submitted is 1,475. #wow #stillcounting As always I’m happy to share some great content I found online recently: – Energy Gang podcast: One Trillion Watts of… Read more »
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 is running in 4 states and looking to expand. An interview with Pratap Raju, the guy behind this success.
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 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 »
2017 finalist Agrovisio is on the fast track. They already have paying customers and their revenue forecast for 2018 is $ 500,000.
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?
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 »
This update is long overdue. We fell off the radar for a bit, because things got kinda hectic around here. Besides our Boot Camps in full swing across the globe, we were somewhat preoccupied with family planning. We could not be more happy and proud to announce our 9 new kids on the climate block… Read more »
We were on the phone for an interview with former ClimateLaunchpad participant Killian Stokes from Moyee Coffee about their coffee business.
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »