The €500,000 Dutch Postcode Lottery’s Green Challenge.
The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge is one of the world’s largest competitions in the field of sustainable entrepreneurship. Green start-ups from all over the world can submit their promising sustainable business plans.
The winner will receive €500,000 to further develop the product or service, and to bring it to market. The runner-up will receive €200,000 and the three other finalists receive €100,000 each. An international jury selects the winner and runner-up.
How does the competition work?
People from all over the world could (free of charge) submit their sustainable business plans until 1 June 2018. Mid-July, the organization will announce the 25 nominees who will have a chance of becoming a finalist.
Five finalists will then be selected Mid-August for the final round of the competition, where they will present their business plan in front of a selected audience and an international panel of experts during the grand final in Amsterdam on 13 September. After the decision round the judges will announce the winner of the €500,000 as well as the runner‐up and the three other finalists who will receive €100,000 each.
As this is an international competition, all entries must be submitted in English. The competition requires strict adherence to guidelines as they receive applications from over 80 countries.
If you have been selected as one of the finalists, you will be invited to come to Amsterdam to present your plan to the international panel of experts. Keep in mind that your presentation should be held in English as well. apply here