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Apply Now! Green Alley Award for Green Startups!

Apply Now! Green Alley Award for Green Startups!

The Green Alley Award is Europe's first start-up competition focused on the circular economy. In association with our partners Seedmatch, ERP UK and Bethnal Green Ventures, Green Alley is looking for great green ideas, new services, products and technologies that can turn waste into a resource. In return we offer strategic support,networking opportunities and financing to boost your business across Europe.

The Green Alley Award was initiated in 2014 by Green Alley Investment GmbH in cooperation with Germany’s leading crowdfunding platform – Seedmatch. After a successful competition last year, we decided to go international and are now opening up the Green Alley Award to young entrepreneurs across Europe. Therefore we have built a strong alliance of European partnerships with extensive experience in the green economy. With a focus on Germany and the UK, we want to link the start-up hubs of Berlin and London and to change the world into a more sustainable place.

1 Your Application

To make the application process as easy as possible you can apply online via our application form or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We accept all formats from power point to a pitch video as long as you follow the structure of our application guidelines Green Alley Award 2015. Make sure to impress us with all the important details of your business idea. The deadline for your application is the 15th September 2015.

2 The Shortlist

Once entries close on 15th September our panel of experts will judge all applications. According to our application guidelines they will analyse your business ideas and, if necessary, call in other experts or get back to you for further information. The panel will then shortlist the finalists to join us at our pitch event in early November. The shortlist will be announced in October. In early November all finalists will be invited to our one-day event hosted in the Green Alley coworking space in Berlin.

3 The Pitch Event

Our one-day-event begins with both general and individually designed workshops led by different mentors who will teach you how to start, finance and boost your green business. Next you will compete in our pitch final and present your idea in three minutes live to an expert jury and guests from the green economy, the media and the start-up sector. After the jury has selected and announced the Green Alley Award Winner 2015 we will all have a big party together!

How to apply

Send us your pitch deck - deadline 15th September Are you a green start-up or eco-entrepreneur with a brilliant idea in the green and circular economy sector? Then apply now for the Green Alley Award 2015 and become one of Europe's leading sustainable start-ups! All you need to do is to prepare a pitch deck introducing your business idea. Then enter your details below, upload your document and submit the form. Before you do so, have a look at our application guidelines Green Alley Award 2015; it will help you to really convince us!

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  • Institut für Mittelstandsforschung
  • Gründerverbund
  • ESF
  • Europäische Union
  • Baden-Württemberg - Ministerium für Finanzen und Wirtschaft
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