Being a Circular Innovation Challenge Judge
Help decide the eight Pitch Finalists from our initial pool of applicants, and then eight weeks later, award the Circular Innovation Challenge grand prize winner of $10,000 cash, continued mentorship, access to investors, and more!
The Circular Innovation Challenge is a business pitch competition 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.
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.
Circular Innovation Challenge Judge positions are by invitation only. Contact gro.doogelttaes@ocin with any questions.
Judge Role Details
We’re looking for industry experts, practitioners, and other individuals passionate about waste prevention and circular economy innovation to participate as judges for our inaugural Circular Innovation Challenge 2021 applicants.
We anticipate approximately 5-10 hours of a time commitment for judges over the course of eight weeks, between 4/23 and 6/23.
Application Ground Rules
- Be within Washington State
- Present a new product idea that is not currently on the market and that uses ‘waste’ or recycled material – a minimum of 50% of the product must consist of this reused/upcycled material
- Use a material from an acceptable material stream, which include, but are not limited to: Construction and Demolition; Glass; Metal; Organics/Food; Paper; Plastic; Textiles; Wood; Pigment, etc.)