Building Greener Future: Our Commitment to Climate Smart Innovations


Climate Launchpad Competition.

In the face of escalating climate change challenges, grassroots innovation has emerged as a critical driver of sustainable solutions. Since 2018, in partnership with EIT-Climate KIC and Irish Aid, Anza Entrepreneurs has been Tanzania's ClimateLaunchpad competition country lead, providing a pivotal platform for eco-entrepreneurs. This initiative not only fosters green business ideas but also cultivates a growing network of alumni who are effecting positive change across diverse sectors. As the country lead for ClimateLaunchpad, Anza plays a pivotal role in identifying and nurturing green business ideas in Tanzania. Through mentorship, training, and networking opportunities, Anza empowers entrepreneurs to develop viable solutions to climate change challenges. The competition spans a broad spectrum of sectors including adaptation and resilience, circular economies, urban solutions, clean energy, sustainable mobility, food systems and blue economy, fostering innovation across diverse fronts.



Climate Venture Trends.

Applications Received
Climate Launchpad Alumni
Global Finalists Winners


Fostering Climate Innovation in Tanzania

On August 25, 2023, Anza, in partnership with EIT-Climate KIC and Irish Aid, and collaborating with the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA), the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), African Reflections Foundation, and the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH), hosted a Climate Innovation Networking event in Tanzania. This event showcased a wide range of innovative green projects from across the country, emphasizing the significant efforts being made in climate innovation. The primary goal of this event was to promote increased collaboration among diverse stakeholders, encouraging joint projects and initiatives focused on innovation and businesses dedicated to addressing environmental impacts and climate change.


Criteria for Participating.

CleanTech idea

Must be a cleantech business in its ideation or early stage


Must have its operation in the United Republic of Tanzania


Unique and innovative approach to addressing climate change challenges.


The business model should have the potential to be scaled up and replicated, leading to significant environmental impact if successful.


A viable market for the product or service, and a clear understanding of how the idea can be commercialized or made financially sustainable.


Demonstrate how the idea or business will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve resource efficiency, and contribute to climate change adaptation


A committed and capable team is essential.


Check Out Our Process.

Application, Selection and Online Mini Course

Top team selected to participate in Bootcamps

Training Bootcamp

Training Bootcamps, 1 on 1 consultation, mentoring and coaching

Pitching Competition

National finals where 3 entrepreneurs are selected to join the African regional finals. Top teams from the regional competition get a chance to compete in the global competition.

Post-competition support

The top team participate in the program to accelerate the development of their ideas into viable businesses. Alumni receive marketing and investment linkages and stand a chance to participate in other Anza programs.

Train. Compete. Launch.

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