The three cofounders of Bangladeshi start-up Cassetex, which won this year’s edition of ClimateLaunchpad, a leading global green business idea competition Courtesy
More than 3,000 entrepreneurs from 56 countries participated in the global climate competition
A Bangladeshi team of three has bagged ClimateLaunchpad 2020, a leading global green business idea competition, for inventing a solar-powered battery swapping service for electric three-wheelers.
Through the innovation, the team hopes to transition more than one million vehicles and save 0.47 megaton of CO2 per year, according to the official website of the competition.
Gopal Kumar Mohoto, Tauseef Anwar and Ahmad are the cofounders of the start-up Cassetex, which won the award along with prize money worth €10,000 in cash.
“Being amongst the top start-ups in the world is a tremendous recognition for Cassetex and Bangladesh. The transport sector is one of the biggest contributors to climate change and one of the toughest sectors to bring change to,” said Gopal, the CTO of Cassetex.
“We are humbled by this award, and we hope it will help us solve the critical challenges in the transport sector in Bangladesh,” he added.
More than 3,000 entrepreneurs from 56 countries participated in the global climate competition that took place online from September 30 to October 2.
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