€ 500,000 FOR THE BEST CO2 REDUCING BUSINESS PLAN
The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge is the largest annual worldwide competition for sustainable entrepreneurs who can instigate change. The challenge is looking for products or services that combine sustainability, entrepreneurship and creativity.
The products or services should:
1. Reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by an amount you can roughly estimate
2. Be developed enough to execute
3. Be realisable as usable product or service within the next two years
4. Preferably have integrated Cradle2Cradle principles in their designs
Besides these criteria, the jury will also look at factors as: Communication potential, courageousness and creativity. Entry for the seventh edition of this competition will be open until 17 July 2013.
Blog: A good way to accelerate your sustainable startup
17 May 2013 - Over the past years, business accelerators popped up all over the world, and in nearly all areas. Accelerators are programmes designed to help founding teams to launch their startups and break through, preferably on a global scale.
Don’t enter them unless you're prepared to spend every waking moment on your business plan. What are the best known accelerators, and why would it be good to try and join them?
How to rock your elevator pitch
1 May 2013 - An elevator pitch is a clip of your business pitch, recorded in the time it would take you to convince a possible investor of your business plan whilst you're both in the same elevator.
You can use this elevator pitch to clarify your business plan, to state your purpose and motivate your ideas in a short, clear and convincing way. This is your chance to show the jury who you are.
News: Richard Branson jury chairman 2013
17 April 2013 -
Seven years ago, Richard Branson was on the jury. This year, we are proud to announce he will join the jury again in deciding which entrepreneur will win € 500,000 to bring their idea to market. A lot has happened in the past seven years. We asked four of our previous winners to tell you what they have been up to. Read more about this year's competition