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 »
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 »
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 »
Dear all, The world has been turned upside down. We hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. Our hearts go out to anyone affected by the pandemic. These times are challenging on all levels and demand all of our humanity and resilience. We need to strengthen community ties and support each other…. Read more »
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 »
Hey all, We are gearing up for our Global Grand Final in Amsterdam on November 14-15. It is promising to be a good one again with some 600 people attending. If you feel like joining the fun, don’t forget to secure your tickets. Women in cleantech rock As it turns out we’re not the only… Read more »
Hey all, Our motto is that we fix climate change, one start-up at a time. We may have to adjust that as we keep smashing our own targets. This year we wanted to supersede our 2018 record with 500 applications and hit the magic 2,500. Well, last week we nailed it. And we are still… Read more »
Hey all, On the competition side of things: all is under control and running smoothly. So far 1,264 green business ideas applied across the globe. Will we hit the magic 2,000 this year? #keepcounting #keepthemcoming #record Why winning awards is not always a good thing We have said it before, ClimateLaunchpad is not about winning…. Read more »
Hey all, Our 2019 edition is off to a strong start with the Boot Camps kicking off across the globe and 908 new and fresh business ideas already entered. #yay A whole bunch of new countries We couldn’t be more proud to welcome 16 new countries to our ClimateLaunchpad community: Barbados Canada Colombia Egypt Ethiopia… Read more »
Hey all, I hope you had a great summer break. Ours was filled with Boot Camps and National Finals around the globe. The current (record breaking) number of ideas submitted is 1,475. #wow #stillcounting As always I’m happy to share some great content I found online recently: – Energy Gang podcast: One Trillion Watts of… Read more »
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 »
This update is long overdue. We fell off the radar for a bit, because things got kinda hectic around here. Besides our Boot Camps in full swing across the globe, we were somewhat preoccupied with family planning. We could not be more happy and proud to announce our 9 new kids on the climate block… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Here’s an interesting fact: women outperform men when it comes to crowdfunding. They are 13% more likely to succeed in raising money on Kickstarter. Hmmmm….
Do you sometimes find yourself wondering what you can do to address climate change? Out first piece of advice is Don’t Panic.
At ClimateLaunchpad, our motto is Keep Calm and Tackle Climate Change. This post gives you 4 things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint and make a difference in the world.
Huang Ming’s dream of a Solar Valley in China is now a reality. Will China become the heart of cleantech innovation as a result? “Everything is solar” Huang Ming calls himself “the number one crazy solar guy in the world.” He is the leading solar innovator and builder in China. Huang Ming has created a model… Read more »
Press Release: Join us at Palacio de Congresos (Palace of Light) de Valencia (Spain) on Wednesday 29th of October to see the pitches of the 30 best ideas of Climate-KIC’s CleanLaunchpad, Europe’s largest cleantech business idea competition.
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