Thank you for your interest in applying to the international Think Beyond Plastic competition!
Applications for 2013 are now closed! Finalists and winners will be announced during the Think Beyond Plastic conference on June 13-14, 2013 at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, CA. Those selected as finalists will pitch during the conference to a panel of investors, scientists, journalists and other cleantech experts, and the grand prize winner will be announced during the event.
When selecting the pre-finalists, the A-Spark investment team seeks applicants that present an offering that best addresses the plastic pollution crisis. Successful applicants will be determined solely on their investor deck’s presenting a clearly articulated outline of their business idea/model along with supporting technologies (if appropriate). Key success factors that A-Spark will be looking for include:
1) a novel solution to a problem that has yet to be addressed;
2) simplicity in implementation of the solution;
3) impact and scalability for a world market;
4) an outline of developmental objectives; and
5) ecological and financial sustainability.
The following pre-finalists have been invited to submit business plans and continue to compete.