Get in the Ring and the Dutch National Postcode Lottery are looking for startups and scaleups to combat climate change together. To face the issues of our time, the Postcode Lottery wants to boost and support startups that are ready to speed up the transition towards a low carbon economy. 

 

The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge is one of the world’s largest competitions in the field of sustainable entrepreneurship. Green start-ups from all over the world can submit their promising sustainable business plans. The winner will receive €500,000 to further develop the product or service, and to bring it to market. The runner-up will receive €200,000 and the three other finalists receive €100,000 each. An international jury selects the winner and runner-up.

 

The Dutch Postcode Lottery started the competition in 2007, after being inspired by president Clinton to look for those dedicated entrepreneurs with brilliant green business plans. Plans that are ready to speed up the transition towards a low carbon economy. The answers to the issues of our time are already in front of us. But it takes entrepreneurs like the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge finalists to present us with sustainable solutions and get them out into the world.

 

 

 

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THE CHALLENGE

We are being confronted with the consequences of climate change around the world. We are looking for solutions from green businesses, that have the potential to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

 

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU

  • 500K cash prize;

  • Total of 1M combined prize money for 5 best startups;

  • Support to bring your service/product to the market.

REQUIREMENTS

You should

  • have a working prototype or demonstrator;

  • be able to launch a finished product within the next two years;

  • be able to estimate the amount of greenhouse-gas emissions that you can potentially reduce;

  • preferably have integrated Cradle2Cradle principles in the designs.

TIMELINE

JUNE 1ST

APPLICATION DEADLINE


The deadline for applications is 1st of June.
JULY

ANNOUNCEMENT SELECTED STARTUPS


The preliminary jury announces the 25 nominees in July 2018.
AUGUST

ANNOUNCEMENT FINALISTS


The 5 final startups will be announced.
SEPTEMBER

FINAL EVENT


During the final event, the 5 startups will present for an international jury and selected audience. The winner will receive 500k.
Deadline passed

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