Green start-ups can sign up for the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017

The annual global search for start-ups that combat climate change started again today. Green start-ups can submit their business plan on www.greenchallenge.info. By participating, they are eligible to win €500,000. The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge is one of the biggest annual competitions in the field of sustainable business. Start-ups from around the world can take part.


The Dutch green start-up PHYSEE is the winner of the tenth edition of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge. Co-founder Willem Kesteloo impressed the international jury during the finals in Amsterdam with his PowerWindow. In the presence of Her Majesty Queen Máxima he was handed a cheque for €500,000 to further develop and market his product. The runner-up prize of €200,000 went to green entrepreneur Zhengliang Wu of Green City Solutions from Germany. The other three finalists were given a pleasant surprise as well as they all received €100,000. This is a once-only occasion to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the sustainability competition.


The five finalists of the 10th edition of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge have been announced and stand a chance of winning €500,000 to realise their business plan. The runner-up receives €200,000. In the presence of Her Royal Highness Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, PHYSEE (NL), Ioniqa Technologies (NL), HomeBiogas (IL), Green City Solutions (DE) and Steama.co (UK) will present their business plans to an international jury, the press and the public on 14 September. It will then become clear who has won this edition.


Today the 25 nominees who are in the running for a place in the final of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2016 were announced. Organised by the Dutch Postcode Lottery, this is the largest annual international competition in the field of sustainability innovation. On August 15, the names of the five nominees who will progress to the final will be announced. The final will be held on September 14 in Amsterdam and attended by Her Majesty Queen Máxima. The winner of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2016 will receive €500,000 to further develop their product or service and bring it to market. The runner-up will receive €200,000.


Today, the entry period for the 10th edition of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge was opened. The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge is the world's largest competition in the field of sustainable entrepreneurship. Green startups from all over the world can submit promising sustainable business plans until 1 June 2016 inclusive. In order to be able to compete, your product or service must reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The winner will receive €500,000 to further develop their product or service, and to bring it to market. The runner-up will receive €200,000. Candidates can enter their business plan via www.greenchallenge.info. The winner will chosen by an international jury at the finals in Amsterdam on 14 September 2016.



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