ACS GCI Announces its 4th Green Business Plan Competition: Applications due in 2016

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The ACS Green Chemistry Institute® is once again holding the only business plan competition exclusively devoted to green and sustainable chemistry and engineering. Early stage, pre-revenue companies and innovators who are reimagining chemistry for a sustainable future are encouraged to apply. All it takes for the chance to win the $10,000 grand prize is a great idea, an Executive Summary and a short video about the green business concept.


Winning ideas have included anti-corrosion coatings, a triple-green alternative to fumed silica, and innovative lithium-ion battery technology. Several past winners leveraged their success at the GC&E Business Plan Competition to win awards at the Rice University Business Plan Competition – the largest graduate-student level business plan competition in the world.

For the GC&E Business Plan Competition, a panel of judges selects semi-finalists based on their proposed solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Semi-finalists who are accepted to compete will develop a full business plan and participate in the competition’s social media crowdfunding campaign. In addition to the chance to win prize money and market your company to the green chemistry community, the competition provides access to a free webinar on how to create a business plan, intellectual property law experts, early stage investors, networking with industry leaders and more in the green and sustainable chemistry space.

Don’t miss this opportunity to receive business plan training and high-end constructive comments, and to make valuable business connections. And of course, the chance to win BIG money.

Applications are due April 8th, 2016 5:00 p.m. EDT (GMT -4)

For more details on how to apply, please visit the GC&E Business Plan Competition website.

All semi-finalists will be required to submit a full business plan and attend the final competition, which will take place July 15, 2016 on-site at the 20th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference in Portland, Oregon.