Win $100,000 for Your Green Business

boost.jpgGreen entrepreneur, Eric Hudson, brought home the grand prize in last year’s Forbes Magazine, Boost Your Business contest. His company, Recycline, Inc. makes environment-friendly toothbrushes, razors and tableware sold under the Preserve brand.

On 12/12, Recycline’s founder and president, Eric Hudson, went to New York City to accept the $100,000 prize from Forbes.com and Hewlett-Packard. While it was many months of pulling out all the stops, the contest was quite enjoyable for us, largely because so many folks rallied for us with votes and encouragement. We are very thankful for all the support we received from everyone who voted and asked their friends to vote. The grand prize will help us take on more environmental initiatives and introduce Preserve products to more and more people across the U.S.

This year, Forbes started accepting submissions for the $100,000 prize on April 2nd . Open to all entrepreneurs, with the high visibility of green business, eco entrepreneurs have an excellent chance of winning again.

“The second annual ‘Boost Your Business’ contest continues our tradition of celebrating small businesses and helping them grow,” said Brett Nelson, Forbes.com Entrepreneurs Editor. “Forbes.com is thrilled to offer entrepreneurs an opportunity to showcase their businesses and sell their ideas to a discerning audience of readers and investors.”

In the first round of the contest entrepreneurs submit a 500 word description of their business including a description of the business model and their plan for using the prize money to grow their business. Twenty semi finalists will make it to the second round and 5 finalists will present their detailed business plan to a panel of judges.

Initial entries must be received by May 31st and the contest ends in November. The grand prize winner will be honored at an awards ceremony in December.

About the Author

Hear Maryanne speak on Social Media for Socially Conscious Brands at Expo East on September 27th! Maryanne Conlin is CPG brand marketer and digital marketing expert, CEO of RedRopes Digital and Partner Digital Strategy, 4GreenPs. A Shorty Award winner for best Green Content on Twitter, she was a member of the IAA team that won the Green Award in 2010 and most recently was a finalist for the PRSA - Los Angeles PRISM awards for social media. She and her team focus on providing strategic marketing direction, custom content for web, mobile and social platforms, social media community management and online promotions and digital advertising solutions for companies in the green, food and Hispanic space. Follow her on Twitter @maryanneconlin
  • Hello-
    Just wondering if I can submit today for this? I know that it is later than the 31st.
    Please let me know.
    Thanks
    Dusty
    Green Expressions- owner

  • It is very hard to find the rules on how to apply for the prize next year. Can you please let the public know? Thanks!