The Climate Launchpad Boot Camp training took place on July 23-24, with Carbominer being one of the participants. In total, only 12 teams were selected for this stage.
What is Bootcamp?
Bootcamp is a two-day intensive training under the supervision of a mentor from Climate-KIC, the organizer of the competition. In the bootcamp teams learn to evaluate their ideas in terms of real business.
The secret to the success of any learning process is a bright mentor who not only shares his experience but also energizes the participants to create change. This year, Ron Bloemers, Climate-KIC mentor and founder of the business accelerator for cleantech startups Start-U-up (The Netherlands), became a mentor at the Kyiv Bootcamp.
How was it?
The two days spent in the bootcamp were very busy, with the Carbominer team learning a lot about self-presentation, pitching features and building a business model for a green startup.
Organisers asked the participants to leave feedback on the bootcamp. This is what Nick Oseyko, founder of Carbominer, said:
“Participation in the bootcamp exceeded our expectations. I want to thank the Greencubator team for the organization. I would like to recognize the participation of the extra-class mentor. All the teams will agree with me that Ron Bloomers’ involvement was a significant advantage this bootcamp had”.
What is the Climate Launchpad?
Climate Launchpad is the largest international competition for environmental initiatives, running since 2014. The program organizer is the Climate-KIC European Climate Innovation Initiative. Greencubator is a partner and organizer of the Ukrainian national stage of the competition since 2016.
55 countries from all over the world are taking part in the competition this year. The three winners of the Ukrainian national stage of the competition will represent the country at the Global Grand Final in Amsterdam.
After a two-day bootcamp, participants will receive 6 follow-up meetings to find leads and test hypotheses. The CLP national competition finals will take place on September 21st in Ivano-Frankivsk. The final is scheduled for November 14-15 in Amsterdam.