September 4-5 2021: Climate Launchpad National Finals
During the weekend of 4th and 5th of September, the Circular Influence team hosted our second edition of the Climate Launchpad National Finals.
This was a very exciting event for all 32 teams, the coaches, the jury as well as the CI staff. After many months of training, webinars, online courses and rehearsals, the teams presented their pitches and faced challenging questions from our jury members. This year’s startups were judged by Natascha Weisert, Matteo Gasperi, Thierry Paulmier, Marcos Acle Mautone, Griselda Lassaga and Eric de Raemy.
On Saturday, we opened the event with a speech by the founder of Circular Influence, Juliette Coca which was followed by short messages from our four keynote speakers: Father Alfonso Gómez Boulin, Gian Luca Gregori, Donato Iacobucci and Cecilia Rossel.
On the first day, we presented 8 pitches from Italy and 9 pitches from Argentina. Both blocks were accompanied by an interview with experts from various fields. Firstly we listened to Donato Iacobucci again from the Polytechnic University of Marche and then to Gisella Veritier from the Catholic University of Córdoba.
On Sunday, 8 pitches both from Uruguay and Peru were shown to the jury. Once again, we then enjoyed interviews with Innovation Expert Sara Goldberg Cohen and a Homo Emoticus trainer and CI executive Board member Thierry Paulmier.
With all pitches presented and points counted, we knew the winners of the 2021 Climate Launchpad for each country:
1. BARE NATIVE
2. TERROIR FROM SPACE
Public Choice Award: BEAWARE
2. GENESIS HYDROKINTEIC
3. TESSO-TECNO GREEN
Public Choice Award: SPIRULINA
3. TRACE SURFER
Public Choice Award: VACACA
2. VIAJERO MARKET
Public Choice Award: HEATING HEARTS
You can find all startups and support their ideas on our website in the section ‘Startups’.
We congratulate all the winners and wish them great success in the future! And we also thank all our sponsors for providing great prizes to these young startups.
If you would like to watch this 2-day event for yourself it’s still not too late. We have streamed both of the days on our YouTube channel, so you can listen to all the speeches, pitches and interviews for yourself: CLIMATELAUNCHPAD 2021 - NATIONAL FINALS - ITALY, ARGENTINA, URUGUAY & PERU