Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017

Bring your green business plan to market


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Jun 2 - Sep 14, 2017
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Do you combat Climate Change?

Are you an innovative entrepreneur with a sustainable business plan that contributes to an eco-friendly lifestyle and reduces greenhouse-gas emissions? Your plan might be worth €500,000!

Sign up for the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017: the biggest global search for the best green business plan. A competition for bright entrepreneurs that successfully combine sustainability, entrepreneurship and creativity. The winner receives €500,000 to further develop their service or product and bring it to market within the next two year. The runner-up will receive €200,000.


How does the competition work?

Entrepreneurs from all over the world can submit their sustainable business plans until the first of June, 2017. All entries must be submitted in English. Mid-July, the organization will announce the 25 nominees who are in the running towards becoming a finalist.

Five finalists will be selected Mid-August for the final round of the competition. If you have been selected you will be invited to come to the grand final Amsterdam on September 14. There you will present your business plan in front of a selected audience and an international panel of experts.

The winner will not only take home half a million euros you will also get expert coaching and help in bringing your idea to market. The Green Challenge competition is organized by the Postcode Lottery (active in The Netherlands, Sweden, the UK and Germany).

Curious to see which startups have won before you? Check here.

In need of more information?

Don’t hesitate to contact Linda Vermaat, Scout Postcode Lottery Green Challenge,
Email: linda.vermaat [at], Mobile: +31 622820065

Please review the Entry criteria and FAQ.