Ecosummit Award 2016
Ecosummit is Europe’s leading smart green innovation and impact conference for startups, corporates and investors in Berlin, Amsterdam and London. We love smart, green and lean startups that make and sell intelligent, resource efficient products in a capital efficient way. Ecosummit Award 2016 is part of our flagship event ECO16 Berlin on 26-27 April 2016 and brings publicity and €6K prize money to the best smart green startups in Europe. In 2016, we will only organise one award. Currently, we are reassembling our smart green jury to focus on investors and corporates that are actively looking for new investment and open innovation opportunities.
The Ecosummit Award 2016 looks for the best startups in 2 categories: Early Stage Startup (< €2M revenues 2015) and Late Stage Startup (> €2M revenues 2015). The goal is to create a lot of public dealflow and find the most innovative startups that enjoy fast growth and high chances for a successful exit. The application period for ECO16 Award starts in January 2016 and ends in March 2016. Afterwards, the online jury voting takes place.
We are currently reassembling the ECO16 Award jury to focus on smart green investors (angels, accelerators, VCs and impact investors) and corporates. Casting their votes, the judges assess growth potential (product market fit, revenues and international competitiveness), product innovation and environmental impact.
€1.500, €1.000 and €500 plus 2 Ecosummit tickets valid for 12 months go to the best 3 startups in the Early Stage Startup and Late Stage Startup categories that convince the jury and collect the most points during the online jury voting in early April 2016. Per vote the Gold candidate gets 3 points, the Silver candidate gets 2 points and the Bronze candidate gets 1 point. The winners of the ECO16 Award will be announced at ECO16 Berlin on Tuesday, 26 April 2016.
- Gold: €1.500 + 2 Ecosummit tickets valid for 12 months
- Silver: €1.000 + 2 Ecosummit tickets valid for 12 months
- Bronze: €500 + 2 Ecosummit tickets valid for 12 months
ECO16 Award applications start in January 2016 and go on until the end of March 2016. You should only apply for the ECO16 Award if you are a smart green startup that develops an innovative product with promising growth potential and positive environmental impact. To get nominated you should have reached several milestones such as company foundation, experienced management team, advanced product development, backing from angels, accelerators or VCs, strategic partners, promising customer feedback or revenues.
Please note: We won’t nominate the 9 winners of the ECO15 Berlin and London Awards again for the Ecosummit Award 2016 because we want to find and promote 6 new winners in 2016.
To apply for the ECO16 Award, first we invite you to create a startup profile on Ecosummit Market. Once your profile is complete, you can apply by clicking on “Apply for Ecosummit Award 2016” directly on your profile. The more information you publish on your profile, the easier it is for the judges to evaluate your growth potential, product innovation and environmental impact.
We want to benefit from the intelligence and reach of our community and appreciate your help with spreading the word and motivating smart green startups to apply for Ecosummit Award 2016.
Award ceremony and party
In the evening of the first ECO16 Berlin conference day, Tuesday, 26 April 2016, we will celebrate the big ECO16 Award party at the fantastic Radialsystem. You may expect a cool award ceremony, healthy dinner buffet, delicious drinks and groovy music.
ECO15 London Award
ECO15 Berlin Award
83 smart green startups were nominated and the winners of the ECO15 Berlin Award are Sonnenbatterie, Sunfire, Thermondo, Agrilution, Ubtricity and Bettervest.
Ecosummit Award 2014
Ecosummit Award 2013
43 smart green startups were nominated and the winners of Ecosummit Award 2013 are Sefaira, Tado, Sonnenbatterie, Pirika, Bravo Motors and Oricane.
Ecosummit Award 2012