CleanTech Challenge 2013-14 Kick Off

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The CleanTech Challenge, organized by London Business School and University College London, is a global business plan competition for innovative clean technology business ideas. It brings together business and engineering students to create viable start-ups. Teams compete over three rounds for the £10,000 prize, awarded at the two-day Bootcamp finals in London. Participants are mentored by industry experts from the cleantech, entrepreneurial and related sectors.

Read more at http://www.cleantechnologychallenge.com

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CleanTech Challenge 2013-14 Kick Off

  1. 1. CleanTech Challenge UCL Kick-off st 21 November 2013 @Global_CTC #CTC2014
  2. 2. The CleanTech Challenge  Business plan competition  Clean technology business ideas
  3. 3. Track record SOMBA Structures to fit solar panels in urban environment Incorporated in the Netherlands Solar-powered electric bikes (became project Spin It Green) 2009 Clean Energy finance Incorporated in the UK 2010 2011 Cost-efficient silicon solar cells Incorporated in Denmark 2012 2013 Power Window Windows that generate electricity TU Delft (Netherlands)
  4. 4. Growth of the Challenge Last year:  223 ideas  25 countries  £10,000 prize 76 ideas 85 ideas 149 ideas 223 ideas
  5. 5. A global competition Belgium Netherlands France Italy
  6. 6. UCL Kick-off 18.45 - Introduction 18:50 - Tim Barnes – Director of UCL Enterprise & CTC founder Successful collaboration within Cleantech 21st Century start-ups 19:10 - Ben Harriman – Director of Biobean Biobean: The journey of a biofuel start-up 19:20 - The CleanTech Challenge & how to enter 19:30 - Networking & team forming drinks 20.50 - Carry on your conversations at the the Marlborough Arms!
  7. 7. CleanTech Challenge UCL Kick-off st 21 November 2013 @Global_CTC #CTC2014
  8. 8. Stage 1 – the idea  Generate a business idea  Individually or as a team  200 words submission  Deadline 26th January 2014  How does clean technology feature?  How would the business operate?  How would it make a difference?  How would the business gain revenues?
  9. 9. Criteria  novel  clear  feasible  With a positive impact on the environment  Students (postgraduate strongly encouraged)
  10. 10. Stage 2 – develop your business  Succesful stage 1 ideas continue  Find a team  Develop your business plan  Get mentoring  Submit a slide pack and 1 min pitch video  Deadline 9th March 2014
  11. 11. Stage 3 – the Bootcamp Finals  10 finalists  24th & 25th April 2014  London Business School  Challenge question  Expert mentoring  Pitch your answer  Win £10,000
  12. 12. Competition structure Stage 1 Idea generation January Stage 2 Team formation, idea refinement, busines s plan March Stage 3 Bootcamp finals: Challenge, mentorin g, pitch April
  13. 13. Why participate?  Test and sharpen your entrepreneurial skills  Form a multidisciplinary team  Network with entrepreneurs, industry experts and investors  Improve the environment  Start a new venture  Win £10,000
  14. 14. Why participate? “This line-up of events, along with continuous networking at these events + online networking, exchange of ideas, communication about trends and success stories etc AND of course the Biz Plan + Video Pitch Round 2 AND BootCamp with intense mentoring and Live Pitch to VCs/Angels/Corporate Ventures/Experts - should make the CTC competition a super-appealing one to participate in for candidates...” Rohan Verma – MBA 2015, CTC 2014 Communications Director
  15. 15. What the participants say “…an amazing experience, the inspiring atmosphere and professional guidance helped to bring our plans to the next level.” Team Power Window - winners 2013 Bootcamp video “It was indeed the acknowledgement from the Cleantech Challenge, which encouraged us to compete in Venture Cup and start the company for real. …we owe A LOT to the Cleantech Challenge!” BLACK SILICON SOLAR – winners 2011
  16. 16. After tonight…  Applications will open in December.  Keep in touch: – Website: www.cleantechnologychallenge.com – Blog: www.cleantechchallenge.wordpress.com – Twitter: @global_CTC – Facebook: www.facebook.com/CleanTechChallenge – LinkedIn group: www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4142255 – Online networking – demo in foyer – Register for our newsletter – Email: info@cleantechnologychallenge.com – Come to our events – Spread the word!

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