How to get ClimateLaunchpad up and running in your country

 

We are a global cleantech business idea competition and we continue to grow. Are we not in your country yet? Join us.

Here’s a quick checklist of what you need to get going, it boils down to:

  • A great network of green entrepreneurs in your country
  • An organisation that can enter into a legal contract with us
  • Time and energy

The deal

What’s in the contract?

  • The agreement to represent ClimateLaunchpad as a national or regional lead organization.
  • A commitment to follow the ClimateLaunchpad branding standards, which includes the correct use of logos, fonts, and colours. All materials are designed to facilitate co-branding with your organisation’s logo and those of your sponsors and partners.
  • As National Lead you are responsible for organizing the Boot Camp, the 6 Coaching Sessions and a National Final, resulting in 2 winners traveling to the Global Grand Final in November.
  • An agreement to attract at least 15 applications and, from that, 7 high quality teams to enter the programme.
  • A commitment to attract at least 1 business sponsor1 government partner, and 1 media partner. These contributions can be cash or in-kind. For instance, sponsors can give free access to meeting rooms, provide coaching, and pay for drinks and dinner. You can also allow sponsors to give out prizes. Examples include free consultancy, 6 months of office space in an incubator, sponsor travel costs, etc

There is more detailed information in the contract, but these are the basics.

Money

You will need money or resources for the following things:

  • You need a team to organize ClimateLaunchpad in your country. It’s possible to run the programme with volunteers, but in most cases you will need some funding for this. Team roles include: Country Lead, communications, logistics (organizing ClimateLaunchpad can be logistically challenging), outreach to coaches and sponsors. These roles certainly aren’t full time. Technically it’s possible to let one person do all of the work. But it’s way much more fun to make it a team effort and the quality of the programme improves drastically when more people involved.
  • Your National Lead needs to travel to a location in Europe at least twice, once for the kick-off (The Netherlands) and once for the Global Grand Final (different location each year).
  • Your National winners must travel to the Global Grand Final.

As of 2019 we are no longer in the position to financially cover your national costs. Countries in need of support for out-of-pocket costs can apply for our grant programme.

How to become a lead organisation for the competition

If all of the above sounds achievable (and fun) to you, the first step is to get in touch through the form below. We’ll set up a call to find out if there is a good fit, and then take it from there.

We look forward to hear from you.

The ClimateLaunchpad Team

 

Check out our current teams here: National Leads

  • Please note that ClimateLaunchpad is a collaboration of a large network of partners, but there is only one organizing team per country. If we are already working with an organization in the country of submission - chances are we will want to continue to do so.
  • How can we contact you?
  • Don't forget to add the country code.
  • The website of your organization.
  • Please write a couple of lines, telling us why you would like to become a National Lead in your country. Try and include a reason why we should approach you.

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