Moldova’s eco-entrepreneurs to apply with their innovative sustainable ideas, for a chance at a spot in the Grand Final and a cash prize of €10,000!
This year, 43 countries participate in this competition, which aims to address climate change by boosting the world’s cleantech business potential. EcoVisio is the official national partner for ClimateLaunchpad, which is already at its 4th edition in Moldova.
”The ClimateLaunchpad (CLP) program is a great aid in helping Moldova develop its green business potential. For me, CLP is much more than a collaborative competition - it's a community of green change-makers operating through business methods”, says Valeria Șvarț-Gröger, EcoVisio co-founder and former national lead for ClimateLaunchpad Moldova.
The program kicks off with an intensive Boot Camp (30 June – 1 July) in Rîșcova, Criuleni, lead by an international coach. This will be followed by various coaching sessions throughout July and August, which will help participants create a solid business plan and perfect their pitch. Come September, they will present their plan at the National Final and the top 3 winners will go on to compete in the Grand Final, taking place in Edinburgh, Scotland (1 - 2 November).
The overall winner of the Grand Final receives € 10,000, the runner up gets € 5,000 and the idea that comes in third place wins € 2,500.
What’s more, the top 10 competitors will gain access to the Climate-KIC Accelerator program for start-ups worth €105,000. For 18 months, this program will enable promising cleantech entrepreneurs to grow their great idea into a rock-solid business.
Applications are open until 9 June 2018 by filling in this form here.
Participation is free and the working language throughout the program will be English. We welcome any business ideas concerning sustainability, regardless if they are submitted by individuals or organizations.