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A business pitch competition awarding cash prizes, mentorship, and access to investors for the best manufactured product idea produced from ‘waste’ or recycled materials. Eight finalists will be selected to hone their business plan and pitch. Winner(s) will be announced at a (virtual) LIVE event on June 23rd.

This program is inspired by Austin’s [Re]Verse Pitch and New York City’s Curb to Market competitions.

Presented by Seattle Good Business Network, in partnership with the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development, and made possible by a grant from the WA Department of Ecology.

Why Get Involved?

This Challenge is designed to spur local Circular Economy innovation; incubate and accelerate business models grounded in equitable waste prevention and diversion; and raise awareness about circular and regenerative economic development.

Sponsor the Circular Innovation Challenge 2021

We’re looking for partners to help make this opportunity accessible to applicants across WA State and meaningful to the winner(s) to help bring their innovative product idea to market. In addition to the sponsor levels outlined, we welcome new ideas and are open to discussing customized sponsorship packages. Please contact gro.doogelttaes@ralucric with any questions or to get involved!

Be a Mentor to Pitch Finalists of the Circular Innovation Challenge 2021

We’re looking for mentors to help guide our cohort of eight finalists through a strategic seven-week program of workshops and 1:1 assistance as they develop and refine their product idea, business plan, and competition pitch.

Be a Community Partner

We’re excited to be launching our first-annual Circular Innovation Challenge. It takes a village to ensure we’re reaching as many folks as possible to make a greater impact. Help us spread the word and be a part of this event! If you’re interested in joining as a community partner, please contact gro.doogelttaes@ralucric.

Questions or interest in getting involved? Contact gro.doogelttaes@ralucric or use our contact form!

Want to apply as a competitor in the 2021 Circular Innovation Challenge? Learn more and apply here!

Thank you to our program sponsors and partners