Climate Launchpad

ClimateLaunchpad is the world’s leading green business ideas competition. A part of ClimateKIC, the European Union’s largest climate innovation initiative, the program supports very early-stage green entrepreneurship to grow their green ideas into global business.  Founded in 2014, the competition has grown from European to global coverage (45 countries in 2018).

The process is as follows:

  • 15-week outreach
  • 2-day Bootcamp
  • 10wks of one-on-one coaching
  • Regional Finals in September
  • International Finals in October

At the end of the program, startups have a working business plans whose top 2-3 assumptions have been validated through at least 20 customer interviews.

 

Climate Launchpad India to date

ClimateLaunchpad launched in India in 2017 and has completed five (5) accelerator programs thus far in the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu, supporting 45 climate and cleantech startups.

Four startups selected in the India Finals in Sept 2018 went to Scotland to compete in the Grand Finals where 130+ national winning startups from 45 countries competed. In Scotland, three Indian startups made it to the final round of 16, while JSP from Chennai won 2nd place overall and a spot in the ClimateKIC accelerator in Europe.

 

Climate Launchpad India 2019

In 2019, ClimateLaunchpad India has opened in 14 states, targeting to support 140 climate and cleantech startups this year:

South                             West region              North                 East       

Tamil Nadu                      Maharashtra                 NCR                     Odisha

Karnataka                         Gujarat                         Punjab

Andhra Pradesh               Rajasthan                      UP

Telangana                         Goa

Kerala

Pondicherry

 

Given the large size of the program, we will host three regional finals in September, from which each state will select one winner to the Grand Final in Europe, in addition to three (3) at-large winners, in late October.

Region                India Finals            Date   

South                  Chennai                  Sept 14

West                   Mumbai                  Sept 21

North                  Delhi                      Sept 28

 

For more, see www.climatelaunchpad.org

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