USCC Emerging Composter Challenge

We are Looking for Compost Manufacturing Industry Entrepreneurs!

Compete in the USCC Emerging Composter Competition!

What is it?

A "Business Pitching" competition at the USCC National Conference, COMPOST2018, with two divisions: one for NEW IDEAS and one for NEW BUSINESSES, organized by the USCC Young Professionals!

Why participate?

  • Cash Prizes will be awarded to get your idea off the ground
    ($1,500 to the Top Innovator and $5,000 for the Top Entrepreneur)
  • Build a Network as you Launch your Plan
  • Get Feedback from Industry Colleagues and Experts


Would you like to contribute? Contact Reece Hammer, our Young Professionals Competition Committee Chair.

Two Categories

People with an idea or business that is not yet off the ground that needs seed capital to move forward.

Existing small businesses with a proven concept or scaling plan who need funding to move to the next level.

Two Stages of Competition:

Part 1: The Emerging Composter Fair:        Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Judging                                                   8 AM-9:45 AM EST
Open to the Public                                  9:45AM-10:30 AM EST

A Tabling Fair where both Innovators and Entrepreneurs will pitch individually for judges, and later, visitors.

Part 2: The Emerging Composter Finals Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Closing Plenary (Plenary runs 4-6 15 PM EST)

Attend our Webinar Tuesday, Nov.7
2 pm EDT to find out more about criteria, how the competition will work, and tips on pitching.


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APPLICATION posted Nov. 7, 2017

Application Deadline December 8, 2017

Want to be a judge? Watch for our Judge Job Descriptions coming soon.