How does the competition work?

The ClimateLaunchpad programme gets you all the knowledge and skills to build a successful start-up. The competition consists of three stages:

Round 1: Boot Camp
You apply in your own country. A minimum of 7 business ideas per country will get selected to participate. The competition starts off with a 2-day (National) Boot Camp. You’ll be invited by mail. Find more information on your country page.

Round 2: Intensive coaching and National Finals (plus Regional Finals for India and Africa)
The weeks after Boot Camp you will attend six intensive coaching sessions. You’ll perfect your pitch, value proposition and business model. After that, you’re ready to rock your National Final where you’ll pitch in front of the National Jury. In Africa and India the top teams of each country go on to Regional Finals*. Winning teams of National and Regional Finals get to compete in the Global Grand Final.

* Regional Finals for India and Africa are new in 2019. All details and logistics will be finalised and communicated asap.

Round 3: Global Grand Final
If you are among the winners of your National and/or Regional Finals, you get to compete in the Global Grand Final. In this ultimate final you’ll pitch your idea in front of leading investors and entrepreneurs. You’ll receive valuable feedback and get a chance to discuss your idea in more detail during network sessions. The jury will select sixteen finalists to compete for direct access to EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator and prize money.

For more information check our competition page.

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