Today, at the inaugural Earthshot+ event, a convening of global leaders, business executives, and climate experts dedicated to scaling Earthshot Prize Finalists’ climate and environmental solutions, we introduced our new pilot platform, The Launchpad.
The Launchpad will connect funders to current and former Finalists and nominees and support their funding needs and growth journey.
In its beta version, the Launchpad community connects Earthshot Finalists and Winners with partners and supporters of the Prize, with the goal of unlocking new donations, investments and partnerships to further scale the innovative solutions that define The Earthshot Prize. The Launchpad offers invitation-only access to curated convenings, coalitions for scale, mentorship sessions, intimate community gatherings and solution briefings for CEOs.
“Earthshot+, along with all the events during this first Earthshot Week in Singapore, has offered an exciting opportunity to expand The Earthshot Prize’s impact and introduce our Finalists to potential partners and supporters. The Launchpad is the next step in taking the momentum we’ve started here and bringing it to life this year and beyond.”
Hannah Jones, CEO of The Earthshot Prize
The online platform is now live with profiles of 24 Finalist and Winner solutions, who are showcasing more than $500m in funding needs. In time, many more solutions will be added from the Prize’s longer pipeline to help scale our collective impact.
The Earthshot Prize receives over a thousand nominations each year and names fifteen solutions as Prize Finalists. With the Launchpad, we take the next step in showcasing the enormous volume of solutions received through its pipeline of nominations and connecting them to potential funders that will help scale overall impact.
“The Earthshot Prize’s mission is to be the shot of adrenaline our innovators need to scale their solutions. Today’s announcement demonstrates how the Prize is using technology and its networks to facilitate the connections that are critical to accelerating and scaling ground-breaking solutions to repair and regenerate the planet.”
Anuradha Bajaj, Earthshot Prize Director, Innovation Marketplace and Investment
Access to Launchpad is by invitation and is available to qualified funders. Interested funders can complete our registration form to express interest in joining the Launchpad community.