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 »

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 »

Crowds love cleantech (and women)

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….

Don’t Panic! Climate Change Exists

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.

One Man Leads China’s Solar Power Revolution

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 »

Climate-KIC’s CleanLaunchpad Grand EU final

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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