Fargreen is a social enterprise aimed at building prosperous and sustainable farming communities in rural Vietnam and around the world. In 2014, it won the runner-up prize of €200,000 in the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge. We called founder and CEO Trang Tran to hear about how things are going and we asked her to share her insights and advice with our upcoming finalists.


With its innovative power-generating windows, the start-up PHYSEE from Delft won the grand prize of €500,000 in the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge in 2016. This month, these fully-operating PowerWindows will be installed for the first time in the sustainably-built office of Dutch Charity Lotteries (Postcode Loterij, VriendenLoterij, BankGiro Loterij) in Amsterdam-South. By mid-2018, there will be workstations for around 600 employees who will be able to charge their electrical devices with power generated by the PowerWindows.


We're proud to announce that  a record number of 515 green entrepreneurs have submitted their sustainable business plans and entered this year's edition, an increase of 75% compared to last year when 292 start-ups submitted their business plan. The entrants have a chance of winning the grand prize of EUR 500,000 to bring to market their product or service that helps combat climate change. Another EUR 200,000 is reserved for the runner-up. We’re very happy to see that the number of submitted entries from Africa (+162%), Asia (+30%) and South-America (+141%) has grown.


The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge looks for the best enterprising idea that will reduce CO2 emissions. There is a large group of bright entrepreneurs working hard to make the world better and greener. But what is good entrepreneurship exactly? Here are some characteristics we see in most of our applications.


Worldwide efforts are made to increase the number of female-led start-ups in investment portfolios and funding competitions. The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge is proud of its incredible female winners, finalists and nominees. Here are five examples of inspiring women who are working towards a greener planet. 



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