The ClimateLaunchpad Quarterly May 2021

The ClimateLaunchpad Quarterly is a periodic global update on all things climate & cleantech. Sharpen your mind and get yourself up to speed with just one read. World leaders are setting the course During the largest virtual gathering of world leaders to date, the US-hosted climate summit last April saw 40 countries discuss their objectives… Read more »

Can we all take a green and invigorating breath?

Hey all, A promising time ahead for one of the world’s largest economic powerhouses the new team in charge is poised to make the US a climate leader. President-elect Biden is planning to reduce global heating within striking distance of the Paris Agreement. #gobiden He has already embedded climate experts throughout his transition teams. Fingers… Read more »

On staying green

Dear all, Now more than ever we need to pull together. And that’s exactly what we see happening in our global green community. Our number of participating countries has grown to 57. And with the support of all of our national partners we’ve been able to create a fully digital edition of our programme. The… Read more »

Green Business Insights. Plus: Last Call GGF

Hey all, Remember that target we set to get in 2,000 ideas this year? We nailed that by July and decided to set a new goal for 2,500. Well, we just did a final count for 2019 and guess what? #2600 #yay All 70 Boot Camps and all National and Regional Finals for all 53… Read more »

Announcing the Green Business Event of the Year

  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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Sharpen your mind

Just a quick note to let you know we’ve finalized the program for our Grand Final in October in Cyprus and that tickets are going fast: make sure to secure yours.  How about the President of Cyprus joining us for the awards ceremony, and the CEO of Climate-KIC, Kirsten Dunlop, as the chair of the Grand… Read more »

Don’t Be Square. Join Us In Cyprus.

Our climate-fixing season is coming along nicely. With applications in Australia still coming in, we’re already at a record high with 907 business ideas entered. Will we make it to the glorious 1,000? It’s gonna be tight, but we’re counting on our Aussie friends to bring it home. #CLP1000 With National Finals happening all over… Read more »

Saving the planet Star Wars style

Over the years I must have seen more than a thousand start-ups, most of them in cleantech. One of the patterns I discovered is a phenomenon I call ‘Saving the Planet Star Wars Style’. It sounds cool, but can in fact mean the beginning of the end for many promising entrepreneurs. Let me explain. Great news:… Read more »

Psst, we wanna give you a heads up on this one…

Fixing climate change, one startup at a time – that’s what we do. But you know what? That’s actually under-promising. How about we do over a hundred at a time, all together in one location for two glorious days? That’s the ClimateLaunchpad Global Grand Final for you. Save the date and join us in Limasol, Cyprus on October… Read more »

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