Your company will reach a whole new level from the opportunities that the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge brings you. Even if you don’t win. Read here what former finalists gained from the experience of participating in the competition.

Get worldwide attention
The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, which became one of the most prestigious sustainability competitions, attracts worldwide attention. The exposure the finalists generate, during the event and in the weeks after the final, is huge. This positive attention, exposure and the endorsement of your business plan and product enable you to showcase your idea on a global scale.

Perfect your pitch
Every year, the finalists come from very different backgrounds and business experiences, but have running a sustainability-focused start-up in common. Even though they are opponents in the challenge, the preparation sessions are set up to encourage collaboration and strengthen each other’s presentation skills. In the days leading up to the final, start-up accelerator Rockstart helps all the finalists to perfect their pitch.

Expand your network
Participating in the challenge will grow your network exponentially. Thanks to the broad Postcode Lottery network you will meet numerous interesting, likeminded and unique people. The event also strengthens your existing business connections by giving you the opportunity to invite relations to the grand final.

Create credibility
The Postcode Lottery’s track record in sustainability, combined with the calibre of the jury panel, validates your work and will be a kick-start for scaling up your business. It raises awareness and creates credibility of your company and your product.

Green Challenge Deep Dive
Since 2014, DOEN Foundation and Rockstart organise the Green Challenge Deep Dive, to give the finalists top-level personal, team and business support in the aftermath of the challenge. An intensive 10-day booster program takes place in Amsterdam six months after the final and helps them to get their business to the next level and be investor ready.

Inspired? You can enter the competition until 1 June 2017 via http://www.greenchallenge.info/register!

 

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