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 »

2017: 1,000 ideas = 1,000 trees. Happy holidays to y’all.

We hope your 2017 was as good & green as ours. A few of our highlights: we went global, the awesome amount of 1,000 ideas entered our competition, and we had 105 ass–kicking finalists rocking our Global Grand Final. To end the year in that same green & festive spirit, we decided to plant a… Read more »

Business success after losing a start-up competition

You think you lost? Think again.  Imagine working your behind off during a start-up or business ideas competition. Long hours, little sleep, dazzling to-do lists, tons of brutally honest feedback and at times that fuzzy feeling of being somewhat overwhelmed. That’s what joining a competition like ClimateLaunchpad can be like, especially with the intense Boot… Read more »

The energy saving reporting platform.

After participating in ClimateLaunchpad, Positive Energy enrolled in an accelerator programme in Berlin. Since then, things have been moving at high speed for the Turkey based start-up.

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… Read more »

Global Grand Final 2017. And the winners are…

ClimateLaunchpad presents the next generation of cleantech entrepreneurs ready to fix climate change. Limassol, 19 October 2017 – Start-up Bio Alkanol Gel from Kenya won ClimateLaunchpad’s fourth edition. Their business idea is based on their technology to obtain liquid fuel from waste materials. Second prize goes to MeduSOIL from Switzerland; they developed microbe cement. Vienna… Read more »

Press release: World’s largest green start-up competition announces Global Grand Final winners 2017

Limassol, 19 October 2017 – Start-up Bio Alkanol Gel from Kenya won ClimateLaunchpad’s fourth edition. Their business idea is based on their technology to obtain liquid fuel from waste materials. Second prize goes to MeduSOIL from Switzerland; they developed microbe cement. Vienna Textile Lab from Austria came in third with their scalable process to colour… Read more »

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