GENERATE: Emerging Composter Challenge 2019
The three finalists who will compete at COMPOST2019 are:
The Kwik Bagit Eco/System is a patent-pending portable utility device that adjusts to any size of bags using telescopic rails & legs. It also promotes reusable/washable poly/cloth bags for the collection on compostable and recyclable materials to reduce the need to use oil-based, single-use plastic bags.
Patented continuous processing fully automatic compost bin for the residential market. Take your food scraps and turn into compost tea with nothing to add but water.
Tampa based composters, opening the market for drop-offs, residential and commercial composting. Using the latest in black solider fly composting to increase capacity in the market.
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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 Emerging Composter Competition looks 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!
This Years Sponsors
2018 Emerging Composter Challenge
Let Us Compost/Kristen Baskin
See Her Pitch Here
Whites Environmental Solutions/Roo and Joel White
See Their Pitch Here
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