ClimateLaunchpad

Got a green business idea? Then you should join ClimateLaunchpad! Whether you’re a new startup, a student, an engineer or something totally different doesn’t matter. And don’t worry if your idea is still only written on the back of a napkin. By joining ClimateLaunchpad, you will get all the skills and knowledge you need to kick-start your business.

Make sure to read the FAQs to learn more about the competition and see whether you’re eligible to participate.

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Applications are handled via the central ClimateLaunchpad website.

Roadmap

This is the preliminary time frame. The dates are subject to change

March 1 - April 25
Applications open

The application period will close April 25th. Reviewed and approved applicants will gain access to the Online Mini-Course.

March - May
Online Mini-Course

In an Online Mini-Course, admitted applicants will individually prepare for the Boot Camp. The results of this course, together with the initial application, will be used to select the participants that continue on in the competition.

May 5 - 7
Boot Camp

In a virtual Boot Camp (three half-days) led by an experienced ClimateLaunchpad Trainer, the participants will learn how to build and improve their CLP pitch decks.

May - June
Follow-Up Sessions

The Follow-Up Modules serve to support the participants in further refining their pitch decks for the Swiss National Finals. The participants work through them individually with support from the ClimateLaunchpad Switzerland Team. The last module will be conducted as a video call to serve as a pitch training session.

June
Swiss National Final

The Swiss National Final will be held virtually. All Boot Camp participants will pitch in front of a jury and then the three winning teams and the runner-up will be announced.

September
European Regional Final

The three winners of the Swiss National Final will participate in the virtual European Regional Final.

October
Global Grand Final

The participants who achieve the required placement in the European Regional Final will get the chance to participate in the virtual Global Grand Final.

November
Startup Academy Guidance Program

The three winners of the Swiss National Finals as well, as the runner-up, are awarded direct entry into the Startup Academy Guidance Program for free or at much reduced rates.