Entrepreneurial life after ClimateLaunchpad – Alumni Founder Stories

We always say it’s not about winning, it’s about participating. We don’t just say that. During the program, starting entrepreneurs learn how to build a sustainable business. Chris Roe of EIT Climate-KIC asked three alumni (and ClimateLaunchpad fans) how they are doing now. They talk about their start-ups and how they fared after participating in… Read more »

Let’s talk diversity

Starting a new business gives you the unique opportunity to build your own powerful and diverse team. Diversity is important. Each team member brings its own voice, background and vibe. And: it makes the market-fit for your start-up more suitable Watch The Power of Diversity in Climate Innovation Panel for interesting perspectives. With: Sara Eve… Read more »

How can we make climate finance better?

It costs time and money to develop and scale up much-needed disruptive ideas – how can we do it smarter? Tony Ofori, Director, Sustainable Finance Group at Bank of America, believes it is important to invest in green start-ups in our mission to Net Zero. At the Regional Final Europe, he explained why and gave… Read more »

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure: upcycling is one of the green innovation trends of 2022

What you toss in the trash can without a second thought could be worth so much more. Just take a look at the finalists in ClimateLaunchpad, the global green business competition. Within the competition, all kinds of ideas come forward, such as extracting energy from the sea, using deep tech to monitor agricultural factors, or… Read more »

Is climate-friendly behaviour too much hassle?

“Engineers have an optimism bias,” dr. Gerdien de Vries said in her keynote : It’s hard to be green. Reality check. Of course we – climate innovators – are thrilled about our green innovations and ideas. But how do we convince people to buy or use our inventions? Even if we know our customers want… Read more »

Regional visions on the global climate challenge

 A deep dive into the cleantech trends in four ClimateLaunchpad regions Our mission is to fix climate change by unlocking the world’s cleantech ideas. This year, our local partners in 59 countries around the world trained the most promising early-stage entrepreneurs by helping them perfect their green business idea. The top 3 teams from each… Read more »

Being green means going blue

Seas and oceans produce 50% of the oxygen we breathe and are amongst the Earth’s largest carbon sinks. That’s why it’s no surprise that ClimateLaunchpad’s newest theme track is: Blue Economy. Open webinar: Innovating together for a sustainable Blue Economy If calculated in monetary terms, the ocean would be the 7th world largest economy at… Read more »

Are you ready to launch?

2022 marks ClimateLaunchpad’s 9th year of tackling climate change and we can’t wait to get started again #9yearsstrong Applications open March 1st Mark your calendars – at 12PM CET on March 1st, we are open for applications. This year’s programme runs from March to November. The world needs climate-smart entrepreneurs – is that you, or… Read more »

We have our 2021 winners.

Meet the climate entrepreneurs and their start-ups that are set to tackle climate change. AI driven IoT designed for  existing airconditioners to cool a room sensibly. Turning organic household waste into livestock feed. Transforming conventional trucks into low-emission vehicles with a plug-in carbon capture kit. Those ideas won our 2021 competition. Out of the incredible… Read more »

Press release: SMDPower Solutions from India, Entomo Farm from Zambia and Qaptis from Switzerland win ClimateLaunchpad 2021

The Netherlands, 29 October 2021 – Over 2,136 climate tech start-ups from 55 countries applied for the 2021 edition of ClimateLaunchpad, the global green business ideas competition. After months of intense Boot Camps, training and coaching, 70 finalists made it to the Global Grand Final that took place online from 27 to 29 October. Today the competition announces its… Read more »

Are you ready for green game changers?

Connect with the world’s most promising cleantech start-ups Our 2021 Global Final will see 70 finalists from 55 countries compete. They will pitch their socks off in one of the 7 green business themes. Expert juries select the Top-16 teams to battle it out for the global win during the Grand Final on the last… Read more »

What if green were the easy option?

Linking consumers to sustainable businesses There is no lack of ambition with 2019 ClimateLaunchpad participant Greener: they want to ‘repair the planet with every dollar you spend’. Since joining ClimateLaunchpad they were supported by Mirvac Impact Accelerator, ran a successful pilot demonstrating they can bring greener businesses a market share uplift of 5-20%, helped their… Read more »

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