This is what happened to Elena Yaneva after joining ClimateLaunchpad. “Boot Camp is the place where actual magic happens.”

2017 Austrian National Finals winner Elena Yaneva talked to us about what happened since she discovered ClimateLaunchpad. Here’s what she had to say. Having an idea is the only requirement “Ricarda Schmidt from [sic!] Students’ Innovation Centre, the official organizers of ClimateLaunchpad in Austria, handed me this flyer. In big letters it said: ‘Got a… 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 »

Why every start-up needs a top-notch advisory board ASAP

We prepared a fresh blog on why every start-up needs a stellar advisory board in place ASAP – and how to go about it. Read it here. Also: we discovered our work is really starting to pay off. It appears the green wave is getting oil barons seriously anxious about their riches. On top of all… Read more »

Actually… it’s not about winning.

Remember a few weeks ago we posted some tips on how to win ClimateLaunchpad? To tell you the truth, winning is overrated. The real win is so much bigger: learning to build a business and finding paying customers. That’s what we offer. And it all starts with an entrepreneur and a solid belief in his… Read more »

Delft IMP. Highly efficient catalysts.

Delft IMP came in second during the 2015 Dutch National Final and finished in the Top-10 at the Grand Final. What they do? They figured out how to produce highly efficient catalysts, a technology that enables the transition from an oil­based economy to a bio­based economy.

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 »

Top Green Tech Trends in 2017

At the start of the year, the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) presented a handful of innovative and sustainable green technologies that are set to make a change in today’s world. In fact, the annual tech conference takes pride in its own initiatives to make CES greener every year. Despite some politicians’ anti-green stance, clean energy… 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 »

Cambond and their game-changing green glue

Cambridge based Cambond won third place in ClimateLaunchpad’s 2014 Grand Final with their formaldehyde-free glue from biomass. It is used to make wood panels like MDF or plywood, a $500 billion a year industry.

Press release: Green business ideas competition gains global impact

Over 750 promising sustainability ideas to battle in the 4th edition of ClimateLaunchpad February 15, 2017 – ClimateLaunchpad kicks off the fourth edition of its successful green business idea competition in Amsterdam, welcoming Serbia, Azerbaijan, France and Germany as new participating countries. With interest from Argentina, India, Kenya and Australia, ClimateLaunchpad is no longer a… Read more »

Reverse Resources. Circular fashion.

ClimateLaunchpad finalist Reverse Resources won third prize in the 2015 National Final in Estonia and won entry into the Climate-KIC accelerator during our Grand Final. Soon afterwards they landed a €150k grant in the Global Change Award. Currently they’re running pilot projects with famous global fashion brands.

Wow! ClimateLaunchpad 2016 finalist on Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

How to land yourself on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. ClimateLaunchpad 2016 finalist Chrysalix Technologies did it. No less than thirteen of Climate-KIC’s entrepreneurs feature in Forbes 30-Under-30 Europe 2017. Only the brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers find a spot on that list. ClimateLaunchpad 2016 finalist Chrysalix Technologies is one of them…. Read more »

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