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
Let Us Compost/Kristen Baskin
See Her Pitch Here
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.
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