From all around the world, entrepreneurs are submitting their green business plans. While that’s great, we always feel that we can do better. For example, we know that there are still a lot of entrepreneurs who’ve never heard of us. As such, this year we’re scouting the world for promising start-ups. Meet our start-up scout, Linda Vermaat, a woman with a mission!



Our annual global search for start-ups that combat climate change started again today! Green start-ups can submit their business plan on this website. The winner will receive €500,000 to develop their product or service and introduce it to the market. The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge is one of the biggest annual competitions in the field of sustainable business. Start-ups from around the world can take part.


From tomorrow green start-ups worldwide can enter the 11th edition of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge. From that day the entry form will be available on our webpage. Until the 1st of June 2017 it is possible to submit your registration. We are curious as to which promising start-ups are going to surprise us in this year's edition.


Only six weeks until the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017 kicks off. Who can apply?
Everybody who is combatting climate change and has written a business plan on how to do so. To find out if your start-up meets our requirements you can have a look at our entry criteria. Check out our FAQ section for more information.



Last September Willem Kesteloo won the 10th edition of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge with his start-up PHYSEE. We were wondering how he and his team are doing now the dust of winning the competition has settled and asked him three questions.



The final of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2016 is a wrap. For the five finalists, an incredible adventure came to an end. Curious what happens yesterday? Please check out this compilation video.


The Dutch green start-up PHYSEE is the winner of the tenth edition of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge. Co-founder Willem Kesteloo impressed the international jury during the finals in Amsterdam with his PowerWindow. In the presence of Her Majesty Queen Máxima he was handed a cheque for €500,000 to further develop and market his product. The runner-up prize of €200,000 went to green entrepreneur Zhengliang Wu of Green City Solutions from Germany. The other three finalists were given a pleasant surprise as well as they all received €100,000. This is a once-only occasion to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the sustainability competition.



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