Anza are Proud to be the ClimateLaunchpad National Lead for Tanzania.

The Green Business Idea Competition

Step 1: Boot Camp 
The top teams chosen by our National leads (in Tanzania this is Anza) take part in the Climate Launchpad National program which kicks off with a multi-day digital Boot Camp. Our trainers will teach you all you need to know about jump-starting your business.
Step 2: Intensive coaching and National Finals
The Boot Camp is followed by a period of intensive coaching. You’ll perfect your pitch, value proposition and business model. After that, you’re ready to rock your National Final where you’ll pitch digitally for a National Jury.
Step 3: Regional Finals
The top teams of each country go to the Regional Finals where they pitch in front of the region’s best and brightest. The crème de la crème are chosen to compete in the digital Global Grand Final.
Step 4: Global Grand Final 
The top teams in the world pitch against each other on the international stage. Here, there is glory to be won.

Criteria 1: Anyone with a promising clean-tech idea, being a start-up, SME, researcher, student, public organization, consultant, engineering company, a combination of these or anyone else.

Criteria 2: You can only enter in your own country (as defined under 3c);

Criteria 3: You can not enter Climate Launchpad if you’ve already been accepted into Climate-KIC Accelerator or have participated in Climate Launchpad (or the former Clean Launchpad) with the same business idea in a previous year;

Criteria 4: 
You can only enter if: you have not yet started a business or your company has been incorporated for less than a year (definition: your legal entity does not exist for more than 1 year); you have attracted less than € 200.000 in investment (definition: no funding as a venture. Funding as a student is not counted); you have not yet sold products, solutions or prototypes on commercial terms.

Climate Launchpad 2023

A total of 75 applications were received this year, out of which only 19 startups were selected to participate in the program. 32% of the ideas were from female entrepreneurs and 68% were from male entrepreneurs.

Anza worked hand in hand with the selected startups through a series of intensive boot camps, mentoring and coaching sessions in fine-tuning their pitch decks and gained access to a vast network of mentors, experts and investors who are passionate about supporting climate-focused businesses.

On August 3rd, the stage was set for 12 climate innovators at the Climate Launchpad 2023 Tanzania National Finals. They pitched their green business ideas, competing for the opportunity to represent Tanzania in the upcoming African Regional Finals. Out of the competition, three outstanding winners emerged, and they are now poised to carry Tanzania’s flag into the Regional Finals later this year.

Organic Scan: Benson Sanga emerged as the National Finals champion with his remarkable venture, Organic Scan.

Grin Makers Solution: Regina Mlay secured second place with eco-conscious project, Grin Makers Solution, winning over both judges and audiences.

Kifuko: Agness Mkangaa secured the third spot in the National Finals with her impressive initiative, Kifuko. Agness is on a mission to replace single-use plastic bags with eco-friendly alternatives made from sustainable materials. 

Train. Compete. Launch

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