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23 May 2015

ClimatUP@HEC, Become Entrepreneurs for Climate

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On the road to COP21, HEC and Code for Climate organize their first ClimatUP on May, 23rd & 24th 2015 on HEC campus for anyone to come and test their idea to reduce impact on climate.Because a good climate tool needs a business and strategic vision, we offer to startup dreamers the opportunity during these 2 days to mobilize participants to brainstorm and shape a business startup concept able to solve a climate challenge.

Climatup was initiated at HEC by SASI students specialized in sustainable development to raise awareness on climate change towards COP21 conference in Paris next December. Further, the ambition behind Climatup is to turn climate change doom-mongering into a source of innovation for future entrepreneurs. Marie-­Laure Piednoir and Alexandra Jackson, the 2 SASI students initiated Climatup at HEC. They remind that HEC has been mobilizing efforts towards COP21 since October 2014 under the motto “The 2°C Challenge -­ Climate is our Business” to raise awareness among HEC community on the huge challenge that climate change represents for business world, as well as on the possible concrete actions.

50 participants are expected, coming from all over the Paris area, from ParisTech schools, including the French leading business school of HEC, and also from the Paris-Saclay network. In order to foster the entrepreneurship spirit, support highly creative projects and offer space to build stronger teams together, we want to unify people coming from a wide range of backgrounds within management, climate science, engineering, law, marketing, ICT, communication, design and many others.

Best projects will be awarded the ClimatUP prize - 1000 euros for their project -, or the BETC ClimatUP prize - a 2-week incubation at BETC’s among best sustainability experts -.
ClimatUP is part of the Climate Week Paris happening from 18th to 24th May 2015. Our official partners are BETC, HEC Paris, Code for Climate, UNEP, Fondation Nicolas Hulot, Futur En Seine, Etalab, My Positive Impact, Explicit and Treez.
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