USCC Emerging Composter Challenge

GENERATE: Emerging Composter Challenge 2019
Open for Applications!

Join us for the
2019 Emerging Composter Challenge

What is the Emerging Composter Challenge?

The Emerging Composter Challenge is an annual business pitch competition open to entrepreneurs of all ages looking to jumpstart their businesses in the organics recycling space. Applicants from any business that recycles or supports the recycling of organics are encouraged to apply!

The final round of the competition will be held at COMPOST2019 in Phoenix with cash prizes awarded to the top 3 finishers.

Below you will find more info on applications, deadlines and restrictions or feel free to contact Isaac Bearg at [email protected] about the competition requirements, or Linda Norris-Waldt at [email protected] for sponsorship opportunities.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS OPEN!

We are looking for new businesses that span the entire organic food waste recycling industry:

  • technology innovations (apps, equipment, software)
  • composting systems
  • innovations for producing compost
  • businesses that focus on contamination aversion
  • public education focused businesses
  • collection service models, especially in underserved areas
  • businesses focused on compost use

Applicants can be for-profit or not-for-profit business owners who have been in existence 3 years or less; and have an annual sales revenue of $100,000 or less, Applicants should be looking for ways to gain feedback and momentum in pursuing their project, program, or business concept.

This year’s first round will be judged prior to the conference and the three finalists will get the opportunity to present in front of the conference as well as competing for first ($5,000), second ($3,500) and third ($1,500) place prizes!

Find the application and more detail here.

This Years Sponsors

Coach Level: Kellogg


Supporter Level: Dirt Hugger


Supporter Level: BioBag


Supporter Level: MW Horticulture


Supporter Level: McGill Compost


Supporter Level: EcoSafe


Contributor Level: Green Mountain Technologies


Contributor Level: Northland Capital


2018 Emerging Composter Challenge

FIRST PRIZE
Common Ground Compost/Meredith Danberg-Ficarelli
See Her Pitch Here

SECOND PRIZE
Let Us Compost/Kristen Baskin
See Her Pitch Here

THIRD PRIZE
Whites Environmental Solutions/Roo and Joel White
See Their Pitch Here

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors

Would you like to contribute? Contact Linda Norris-Waldt, our Young Professionals Competition Committee Chair.


Past Competitors

David Andre, GoZero/Econopia, Ohio

Kesiah Bascom, OffBeet Compost, Massachusetts

Kristen Baskin, Let Us Compost, Georgia

Nathan Brunell, Compost Rangers, South Carolina

Meredith Danberg-Ficarelli, Common Ground Compost, New York

Jeffrey Neal, Loop Closing, Washington, DC

Jessica Saturley-Hall, Upper Valley Compost, New Hampshire

Tracie Troxler, Sunshine Community Compost, Florida

Roo White, Whites Environmental Service, Alabama