Great news for circular economy startups: Applications for the Green Alley Award 2019 are open now! This is your chance to win €25,000 to boost your business across Europe!
The Green Alley Award 2019 is counting on you! Why?
New initiatives like the Friday for Future movement send a clear message: It’s time to act! Not only for civil society and politics, but also for the economy. We at Landbell Group believe that there is another route towards a world without waste. That’s why with the Green Alley Award we celebrate those businesses that are actually working towards a change – with a smart business idea, with a truly ecological product, with a digital tool or green technology enabling a circular economy. It’s the entrepreneurial spirit we are counting on to save the world of tomorrow.
For the sixth time this year, we are eager to learn which ingenious solutions the entrepreneurial world has in store for us. And we are pleased to reward this courage for innovation: Applications for the Green Alley Award 2019 are open now! Startups sending their pitch deck before 25 June 2019 get the chance to win €25,000 plus a crowdfunding opportunity and valuable business contacts!
Why you should apply for the Green Alley Award 2019
Of course, there are many startup awards out there. But when it comes to promoting your circular economy business idea, the Green Alley Award is your best chance to take centre stage in this industry. At our finals in Berlin we will connect you to experts and mentors offering valuable advice as well as access to a great network and new business contacts. The family-like atmosphere makes it easy for you to approach high-ranking professionals and talk to them face-to-face. At the same time, we do not forget that money makes the startup world go round. Therefore, the Green Alley Award offers clear options for your cash flow: one of the finalists will win the cash prize of €25,000 which can be directly invested in your business. Moreover, one of all applicants has the chance to win the Seedmatch Crowd Award, including tips and tricks for the perfect crowd campaign as well as the option of starting a crowdfunding supported with a media package and marketing budget. Read more on “four reasons to apply for this circular economy startup award”!
Who we are looking for with the Green Alley Award 2019
You belong to the European startup avantgarde who fights for a sustainable world without waste? Great! All circular economy startups based in Europe are welcome to apply. We are looking for young businesses with digital circular economy solutions, recycling innovations and ideas for waste prevention that help turn the linear into a circular economy. Your startup should already have a developed product, service or technology and you should be preparing your market entrance or starting to grow your customer base in Europe. Your business should not be older than five years.
What you have to do to win the Green Alley Award 2019
The first step towards winning the Green Alley Award is to apply via our application form and send us a convincing pitch deck. One way to make your presentation powerful is to customize it for the award. Give us the most relevant information in a clear, simple and compelling way! Are you able to explain your business idea in a one-sentence pitch? Use the formula “my company, _(insert name of company)_, is developing _(a defined offering)_ to help _(a defined audience)_ _(solve a problem)_ with _(secret sauce)_” and stick to the basic idea. Can you prove that people care for your solution? Give us facts, figures and numbers and illustrate how you are gaining traction! How does your startup contribute to a circular economy? Explain the problem and your solution to fill this gap in the market! Find more tips on how to create the perfect pitch deck in our application guidelines!
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