Climate­Launch­pad

Inspir­ing, skilled, inter­est­ing, amaz­ing, bril­liant, great, fun — this is how we’d describe our for­mer par­tic­i­pants. It has been such a joy and priv­i­lege to get to know so many won­der­ful entre­pre­neurs and peo­ple since join­ing Cli­mate­Launch­pad back in 2015. Not only have we had a lot of fun in the past sev­en years — we’ve also been able to cel­e­brate some pret­ty big suc­cess­es. Read all about our Swiss par­tic­i­pants’ achieve­ments as well as their expe­ri­ences below.

CLP 2020

The ten par­tic­i­pants of the 2020 Boot Camp togeth­er with the two Nation­al Leads and the Cli­mate­Launch­pad Trainer.

In 2020, Cli­mate­Launch­pad broke yet anoth­er set of its own records with over 3,000 appli­cants from 56 coun­tries par­tic­i­pat­ing in the com­pe­ti­tion. Among fierce com­pe­ti­tion in the Euro­pean Region­al Finals,  Swiss Start­up ShadeMe advanced to the Glob­al Grand Finals.

The Swiss Nation­al Finals fea­tured the fol­low­ing winners:

Exo­Labs (Hen­drik Wulf)
1st place

ShadeMe (Yujie Wu)
2nd place

MOOST (Joël Sam­singer)
3rd place

CLP 2019

Out of a record num­ber of 2,601 appli­ca­tions from 53 coun­tries from all over the world, Swiss start­up Ener­drape (who won first place at the Nation­al Final in Basel this year) achieved 3rd place at the Glob­al Grand Final in Ams­ter­dam in Novem­ber 2019. 

CON­GRAT­U­LA­TIONS to co-founder Mar­gaux Peltier!

And also con­grats again to Pon­era: The Swiss start­up was one of 130 star­tups who pitcht­ed their green busi­ness ideas to the jury at the Grand Final. Pon­era had won 2nd place at the Swiss Nation­al Final 2019. 

Mar­gaux Pelti­er, co-founder of Ener­drape, togeth­er with the Swiss del­e­ga­tion at the Grand Final 2019

CLP 2018

The Cli­mate­Launch­pad 2018 win­ners at the Grand Final in Edin­burgh, Scotland

Out of a record num­ber of 1,500 appli­ca­tions from 44 coun­tries,
all three star­tups from Switzer­land were among the win­ners at the Cli­mate­Launch­pad Grand Final 2018! 

FenX: Theme Award “Cir­cu­lar Econ­o­my”
(Nation­al Final: 1st place)

Bloom: Top 10
(Nation­al Final: 2nd place)

Swiss Vault: Top 10
(Nation­al Final: 3rd place)

Con­grat­u­la­tions to all of you!

CLP 2017

Over 1,000 star­tups from 35 coun­tries par­tic­i­pat­ed in the com­pe­ti­tion in 2017 and out of 105 final­ists, the Swiss start­up Medu­Soil won 2nd place at the Grand Final in Cyprus!

At the Nation­al Final 2017, the fol­low­ing star­tups won:

1st Place: Medu­Soil — Dim­itrios Terzis and Dr. Melis Sütman

2nd Place: Neo­Car­bons — Jean-Louis Roux Dit Buis­sion and Thomas Gees

3rd Place: Innovopo­lis Waste Solu­tions — Alexan­dros and Pet­ros Timotheou

Melis Süt­man (left) and Dim­itrios Terzis from Medu­Soil with Nation­al Lead Mar­ilen Dürr at the Grand Final 2017 in Cyprus.