Climate Launchpad – 2017

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Apply now for ClimateLaunchpad - The Green Business Idea Competition. Its mission is to unlock cleantech potential and create opportunities for innovators to address climate change. The competition will help you grow your sustainable cleantech idea into a global business.
Your idea can still be on the back of a napkin.
What we offer you:
  • 2-day Business Boot Camp where our trainers will teach you all you need to know about jump starting your business;
  • 6 Coaching Sessions where you’ll perfect your pitch, value proposition and business model;
  • Compete on the National Final where Top 3 get to participate on the Grand Final in Cyprus with finalists from 35 countries in front of internationally renowned jury and guests
Prices:
The top-10 in the Grand Final win direct access to Climate-KIC Accelerator, the only EU business acceleration programme focused on cleantech commercialisation. On top of that the top-3 in the Grand Final win € 2,500 to € 10,000.
In order to participate applicants should:
  • have not yet started a business or started it less than one year ago;
  • have no substantial revenue;
  • have attracted less than € 200.000 in total funding (this includes all funding, so research grants, government loan, angel or vc investment etc, excludes your phd salary for instance)
  • have not yet sold products, solutions or prototypes on commercial terms.
Deadline for application: 14th of May.  Apply here.

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Jury members Climate Launchpad 2017 Bulgaria - national finals:


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Angel Georgiev (SoftUni)
Angel Georgiev has nearly ten years of experience as a lecturer, technical trainer and product presenter for large technological companies. He has produced product trainings in Europe, the United States and Asia. He has been responsible for the portfolio and product positioning of Sony Ericsson, Samsung and Sony. In the last 4 years he has been involved with programming, mostly with C #, Java and JavaScript. Angel successfully combines his experience in programming, training and entrepreneurship. He is currently responsible for SoftUni's new projects ant initiatives. In his free time he creates workshops and games that combine technology with traditions.

 


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Katerina Milanova (Zagorka AD)
Katerina Milanova is a Corporative Communications and Sustainable Development manager at “Zagorka AD” She has more than 15 years of international experience in marketing and communications field. Being part of Zagorka’s team for over two years, Katerina is responsible for the company’s corporate communications  as well as the corporate social responsibility . The green and sustainable practices that ZAGORKA actively implements are part of the company’s successful business strategy.  Katerina Milanova also coordinates the process of communication positioning of brands from the impressive portfolio of Zagorka AD.

 

 


 


Stoyana Georgieva
Stoyana Georgieva  (Mediapool.bg)
Stoyana Georgieva is a journalist, founder and editor-in-chief of the online edition Mediapool.bg and chairman of foundation “Info Space”. Mediapool.bg is the first news site in Bulgaria, founded in January 2000. Throughout its years of existence the site defends the independence and quality of journalism. Mediapool believes that the media’s mission is to inform people and that there can be no civil society if there are uninformed citizens. In the spring of 2017, Mediapool.bg initiated a campaign that denounces false news. The message of the campaign is "You are what you read" which purpose is to remind people that the decisions they make depends on the information they consume. Stoyana Georgieva represents Mediapool.bg at the Union of Publishers in Bulgaria, participates in various civic projects and Initiatives, as well as in the jury of different journalistic competitions.

 


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Mariyana Hamanova  (Cleantech Bulgaria)
Mariyana Hamanova is Co-Founder and Co-Chairperson of Cleantech Bulgaria. She has wide experience in leading complex international projects in the field of sustainable innovation and tech start up establishment and consulting. Most of the projects are based on collaboration with large cross-national groups of organizations, universities, clusters and innovation networks, as well with business incubators, accelerators and VCs with focus on cleantech.
Mariyana is also one of the founders of Back2BG – an initiative dedicated to Bulgarian specialists and students abroad. She is a co-organizer of the most important career fair in Bulgaria – “Career in Bulgaria. Why not?” focused on professional development of Bulgarians with international education and experience.