Our Team for India-Tamil Nadu
Meet Shravan & Pratap
What is your background?
I work with ventures across Asia and Africa in creating sustainable social impact solutions. I have consulted on sustainability strategies; developing large-scale funded projects; and national policy and advocacy work for the Governments of India and Sri Lanka. I am a co-founder of AtWorks, a startup that provides an ecosystem platform to support other startups, and freelancers to build more successful impact businesses, recognized by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation as a Circular Economy Solution for India
Why does your organization want to organize CLP in your country?
We have seen many approaches and ways to addressing climate action, through entrepreneurship or corporate approaches. Time and again, we have seen that the failings of well-intentioned initiatives has been down to a lack of a sustained long-term structure towards facilitating and guiding individuals and enterprises with support and a focused curriculum. Climate Launchpad’s approach is not just a training program, but clubs an excellent curriculum approach with practical applications of learning, mentorship, towards addressing climate action.
How does your organization support clean-tech startups?
We work with and advise various sustainable impact-focused organizations, including cleantech startups. This includes a community looking to build a blockchain solution for decentralized distributed energy powered through solar and wind. We have also housed and supported a few cleantech ventures from our network of connected spaces in their early growth stage. We are in the process of setting up an “open incubator” accessible to all focused on sustainability impacts in collaboration with different institutions and corporations to support startups working on climate action.
What is your background?
After a short career in finance, I moved to India in 2000 and have been an entrepreneur for the last 17 years in IT, media, renewable energy, and now climate.
Why does your organisation want to arrange ClimateLaunchpad in your country?
The main goal of the Climate Studio is to build and support the emerging innovation ecosystem around climate and sustainability through a variety of start-up tools and programs. We share ClimateLaunchpad’s vision that real climate change requires real business.
How does your organisation support cleantech start-ups?
We bring angel investors in India and Singapore to early-stage climate start-ups for funding. Next year, we are launching a coworking platform around climate and environment.