Cleantech Innovation Goodness
We’re helping get the word out about a fabulous idea. A business plan competition around products or solutions that will measurably reduce plastic pollution. See the description below for more info. If you have a strong stomach, take the time to watch the teaser video. As a social or eco-entrepreneur if you weren’t thinking of a solving this problem – you might start.
Email forward from Nasir Ali – founder and CEO, Upstate Venture Connect from his friend (and StartFast mentor/Upstate supporter) Matylda Czarnecka.
Today we announce the international Think Beyond Plastic competition, an annual contest to challenge entrepreneurs to develop products or solutions that will measurably reduce plastic pollution.
Eligible contestants will compete for a first prize investment of $50,000 for an existing business, and $10,000 investment for the most innovative business idea.
The winning contestants will have a viable business infrastructure in addition to a remarkable product, material or infrastructure service.
The contest will be juried by leaders in industry and science including Eben Bayer (Ecovative), Mike Biddle (MBA Polymers), Julie Corbett (Ecologic), Adam Lowry (Method), Dr. Ramani Narayan, Mike Velings (A-Spark Good Ventures) and Adam Werbach (Yerdle).
The presentation of awards and the final public event will take place at the Think Beyond Plastic annual conference on March 22, 2013 in Berkeley, CA, in front of an audience of entrepreneurs, investors, journalists and thought leaders.
Plastic pollution is a problem that the world has just begun to understand. It is massive and urgent. Recycling is not an adequate solution to the increasing consumption of disposable plastic. We seek solutions that will support the call to reduce the planetary plastic footprint.
***Limited sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how your company can be a part of this exciting opportunity.