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 »

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 »

“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 »

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 »

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 »

7 easy steps to perfect your pitch

And why that won’t save you by Frans Nauta, founder ClimateLaunchpad In my opinion pitch technique is kind of hyped-up. I’ve seen people give terrible –terrible – pitches, seen them make every mistake in the book. But they did it in front of customers that had real problems, a real pain. And you believe me:… Read more »

Frans on green tech. Top stories this week

We’re delighted to see the amount of ideas flowing in from all over the world. But there can never be too many – so keep ‘m coming. The first submission deadline is coming up in Spain on April 2. Check the deadlines for other countries on our website. Apart from that here are the green… Read more »

Frans on green tech. All you need to know in a two-minute read.

Don’t know about you, but most newsletters are so long that I just never get to the end. So we thought we’d change ours. Short & sweet, we’re gonna share the good stuff with you. The good-, great- or must-reads we come across on cleantech and entrepreneurship. Trends, insights, policy, funding, how to’s. Etcetera. Of course I’ll also… Read more »

How a Weird Idea Became a Successful Startup

“Urban Farmers wants to be the next big thing in local farming. We don’t want to be hipster farmers or hobbyists. We want to expand and have a big impact on local food production and job creation.”

OR-KESS, the audience favorite

How to become the audience favorite? Hendrik Schaede, start-up OR-KESS shares some inside information with you in this blog.

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