I was blown away by the beneficence, creativity, and passion shown by entrants in this afternoon’s 3rd AnnualOG25 Innovative Green Startup Competition. Bravo!
We saw everything from collapsible, waterproof, flame retardent shelters made out of cardboard to conversion processes for turning waste into oil for everyday products to a system transforming the business of bike rentals into a huge collaborative consumption marketplace. All were vying for a $25,000 to market their ideas and businesses with New York brand firm, We Are Plus.
Allowing each entrant to jump on stage and quickly pitch the audience, the winner was determined by the audience voting via text message. They decided on the automatic print-optimization software from PrintEco. The chance to cut out unnecessary and/or annoying white space from documents bound for a hard copy was very alluring to 21 % of voters!
Congratulations and good luck to all the contestants in the further growth and development of their products, systems, and services.
Photo Source: Michael Chapdelaine