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25 start-ups have a chance of winning half a million euros in green business competition

Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge has announced the 25 start-ups that have made it through the first stages of the international competition supporting green entrepreneurs. A panel of experts selected the start-ups from 574 applications from Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden – countries where Postcode Lotteries are located – to be considered for the grand prize of 500,000 euros to develop their sustainable business. A complete overview of all the nominees can be found here.

 

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574 green start-ups in the running for €500,000

Last Thursday at 12:00 CEST the entry period of the Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge 2021 closed. In total, 574 green start-ups submitted their business plan and entered this year's edition.

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Former winner of green startup competition receives investment of 100 million dollars

Ecovative, the pioneer of mycelium materials, raised more than 100 million dollars this month from various investors in order to further expand its production. Ecovative’s founder Eben Bayer was 23 years old when Ecovative was named the first winner in 2008 of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, one of the world's largest annual competitions in sustainable business plans.

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Join our interactive FAQ Webinars on 18 March and 1 April

To make your application process easier and give you an opportunity to ask questions, our partner Impact Hub Amsterdam is hosting two interactive FAQ Webinars.

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€1 million for best sustainable start-ups

Green start-ups from the Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, Norway and Sweden, the countries with a Postcode Lottery, can compete for a place in the final of the Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge. 

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British start-up wins half a million euros for sustainable alternative to plastic and bioplastic food packaging

Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge runner-up prize of 200,000 euros goes to another British start-up for patented, competitively priced and fully recyclable Printed Circuit Board substrate called Soluboard®

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“We've been forced to be very flexible, just like the start-ups entering our competition.”

Part of the Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge team for nine years, Project Leader and Chair of the Dutch preliminary jury, David van der Leij, plays an integral role in overseeing all elements of the competition.

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Six start-ups compete for grand prize of 500,000 euros

Start-ups from Germany, The Netherlands, Great Britain, Norway and Sweden have been announced as the finalists.

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“The exercise of zooming out is so useful.”

For its 2020 edition, Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge once again tapped into the expertise and network of scouting partner, TNW. A multifaceted tech and innovation platform, it boasts an international community of start-ups and investors.

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