Our Team for India

Meet Pratap & Shefali our National Leads for India!


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.

Shefali Kothari

What is your background?
After a long career in advertising for some of the biggest global brands, I have been working as an entrepreneur in Solar energy and as an ecosystem builder for cleantech entrepreneurship across the world.

Why do you think this competition is so important?
ClimateLaunchpad would provide tools and training to young entrepreneurs. More importantly, ClimateLaunchpad would show entrepreneurs that it is possible to save the environment through a start-up which can be supported.

How does your organisation support cleantech start-ups?
As a private consultant, I work to build the global ecosystem for cleantech entrepreneurship in India. I help cleantech startup founders and the stakeholders that support them craft their vision and narrative for business development and fundraising.

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