Wellington’s Climathon: Build businesses that help Wellington adapt

The Climate-KIC Climathon is a global 24-hour climate change event which will take place simultaneously in major cities around the world on 28 October 2016. 

In Wellington the Climate-KIC Climathon will begin on the morning of the 28 October NZT and finish on the following day. It is hosted by Victoria University of Wellington and Wellington City Council to create new solutions to build businesses that help Wellington adapt to climate change. 

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The Challenge

Climate Change is one of the biggest trends in today’s world. Businesses, livelihoods and our well being depend on our ability to adapt to this change and mitigate the risks that potentially come with it.

Especially in Wellington, a small coastal capital where climate change will have significant impacts on the way we work and play.

Understanding the challenges we face and being early to see the opportunities they present right now will give us significant advantage in both looking after our environment and people but also on the world stage in the market place.
So where is the value? How can we create sustainable, ethical businesses that both help Wellington and the world adapt and mitigate Climate Change?

Pitching to expert judges

The Climathon event will culminate in presentation of each group’s idea in front of panel members who will provide valuable feedback. The panel is comprised of different science and business experts.

The winning team will be offered a place in the Victoria Entrepreneur Bootcamp, a 12 week pre-accelerator programme designed to help you validate and develop your early stage startup. Find out more at www.vicbootcamp.co.nz

Partners

Hosted by Victoria University of Wellington and Wellington City Council.

Supported by the Deep South National Science Challenge, the Royal Society of New Zealand, Viclink and the Victoria University of Wellington Students Association.

Delivered by Motif and EXP.

How to join the Climathon

How will you benefit from participating in Climathon?

  • Help solve your city’s local climate challenge, and make your city more resilient to climate change
  • Network with local leaders from academia, business and public authorities
  • Develop your skills in public speaking, innovative thinking, prioritisation, and explore new tools and methodologies
  • Join forces with other like-minded entrepreneurs and innovators
  • Become a part of a global community working together to take climate action!

Register your interest now to join the Climathon global movement and drive climate action

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