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!
- Cash Prizes will be awarded to get your idea off the ground
1st Prize: $5,000
2nd Prize: $1,500
3rd Prize $750
- 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.
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
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 Entrepreneurs will pitch individually for judges, and later, visitors.
Part 2: The Emerging Composter Finals Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Closing Plenary (Plenary runs 3:45-6 PM EST)
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Follow the action with bios of the competitors!!!
Want to be a judge? Watch for our Judge Job Descriptions coming soon.