EIT Climate-KIC to showcase its top 30 cleantech startups during Slush 2018

EIT Climate-KIC is gearing up for this year’s edition of Slush, the world’s leading startup event that will bring 20,000 guests to the startup scene in Helsinki, Finland. For the occasion, we are presenting 30 of the most promising companies from our cleantech startup accelerator—the world’s largest of its kind.

We had a chat with two of these teams: Zeleros, with its Hyperloop, a new means of ground transportation that can carry passengers and cargo at speeds of over 1000 km/h inside low-pressure tubes, and Qista, a green and innovative mosquito control solution.

David Pistoni, Co-founder and CEO of Zeleros Hyperloop, is excited for the opportunities being showcased at SLUSH will bring: “We will be looking for industrial partners to support our development projects in working towards industry standards and investors who want to make a real change in transportation and benefit from a fast-growing market.”

Considering that Europe is “a big area for Hyperloop right now”, Slush provides them with a great opportunity to broaden their access to major European actors and hopefully new partners.

Simon Lillamand from Qista is also looking forward to meeting investors and the hopes to raise capital for his company. As he puts it: “The more traction you get, the more power you have to make the best deal.”

Receiving the support of EIT Climate-KIC is helping them build credibility, and he said that being selected as one of the top 30 cleantech startups has been a big help to increase their visibility, especially among investors. The company recently received two CES Innovation Awards and we are looking forward to seeing what’s next for them.

Did Qista and Zeleros Hyperloop catch your attention? Come and meet them and 28 other top cleantech teams at EIT Climate-KIC’s stand during Slush! Our booth will be located close to the Founder Stage, at 6C11.

The Climate Impact Battle semi-final will happen on 4 December at 19:00 at the Sofia Future Farm. Join us for an evening of quick fire pitching from our investor-ready cleantech teams, each vying for one of ten spots onstage at the grand finale the following day.

The start-ups have been invited to pitch at the Climate Impact Battle happening at Slush’s Valo venue on 5 December at 13:30 before a panel consisting of top tier cleantech and impact investors as well as industry experts. Sign up if you want to participate!

 
Location
Finland
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