Community Sector Banking
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
News  |  Good Business

Green-tech business comp opens for Aussie start-ups


Tuesday, 9th April 2019 at 4:50 pm
Luke Michael
Innovators, entrepreneurs and early stage start-ups have the chance to grow their clean-tech ideas into sustainable businesses with the launch of a global green business competition.


Tuesday, 9th April 2019
at 4:50 pm
Luke Michael


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Green-tech business comp opens for Aussie start-ups
Tuesday, 9th April 2019 at 4:50 pm

Innovators, entrepreneurs and early stage start-ups have the chance to grow their clean-tech ideas into sustainable businesses with the launch of a global green business competition.

The Australian 2019 edition of ClimateLaunchpad is looking for people with an innovative idea to tackle climate change – whether it’s through renewable energy, food and agriculture, water, or transportation solutions.

The competition will be co-led by the Curtin University Sustainable Policy Institute (CUSP), a research centre that looks to integrate ecological, social, economic and cultural perspectives into policymaking processes.

“CUSP are always striving to be champions for innovation and sustainability in Western Australia and beyond, so we are excited to help support great local ideas to make a global impact through this competition,” CUSP director Professor Greg Morrison said.

“Together with our industry experts, competitors can transform their ideas to help address climate change by developing a sustainable business.”

Successful applicants will receive training at a two-day boot camp led by a renowned start-up trainer. Selected teams will also receive mentoring from industry leaders and former participants before pitching their ideas to an expert judging panel.

The two most promising start-ups from each state will then pitch their ideas at the national finals in October, through which two Australian winners will be chosen.

These winners will take part in the global grand final in November – facing off against competitors from more than 50 countries across five continents.

Global finalists will present their ideas to an audience of start-up accelerator programs, angel investors and professional networks.

The world’s top 10 best ideas will win access to the EIT Climate-KIC accelerator program, which markets itself as “the world’s first real-life business school for clean-tech entrepreneurs”.

The overall winner of the global grand final also receives a cash prize of €10,000 (A$16,000), while the runner up gets €5,000 (A$8,000).

Cesira Leigh and Glen Ryan are the founders of solar-thermal energy company Sunovate, and were the winners of last year’s competition.

Leigh said participating in ClimateLaunchpad was a fantastic experience.

“It provided us with the opportunity to test our idea on a range of potential customers and really home in on our niche target market,” Leigh said.

“I would highly recommend ClimateLaunchpad to anyone with an innovative early stage green idea that is keen to learn what it takes to turn it into a business.”

Information about how to enter the competition can be found here.


Luke Michael  |  Journalist  |  @luke_michael96

Luke Michael is a journalist at Pro Bono News covering the social sector.


Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers?

Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

POPULAR

Our royal commission is not yet a safe place for people with disability

Emma Bennison

Wednesday, 6th November 2019 at 4:59 pm

A sad and sorry history of Newstart

Luke Michael

Tuesday, 19th November 2019 at 8:00 am

Report finds NFP boards lack leadership in fundraising

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 13th November 2019 at 2:30 pm

Why Australia needs more noisy charities!

David Crosbie

Thursday, 7th November 2019 at 8:58 am

Community Sector Banking
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get the social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!