ECO13 Award Application
The Ecosummit Award brings fame and fortune to the best smart green startups. To apply for the ECO13 Award, we invite you to first create a startup profile on Ecosummit Market. Once your startup profile is complete, you can apply for the award by clicking on “Apply for ECO13 Award.” The more information you publish on your startup profile, the easier it is for the Facebook community and the ECO13 Award Jury to judge the business potential of your startup.
If you have any questions during the application process, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In our definition, a product (or service) is smart and green only if it is innovative, has promising business potential (revenues) and positive environmental impact. To be nominated, startups need to demonstrate quality in their application and should have reached the first milestones (e.g. team, website, advisors, investors, partners, advanced product development, launch, customers, revenues). Teams with a business idea but no company yet will not be nominated.
Startups with a successful application are nominated for the ECO13 Award and benefit from exposure to the global Facebook community during the Facebook voting (until 20 May 2013) as well as exposure to our ECO13 Award Jury during the jury voting (until 27 May 2013). The best 3 startups of the Facebook voting win 2 ECO13 Berlin tickets and the best 3 of the Jury voting win €6K prize money and 2 ECO13 Berlin tickets.
The Facebook voters and jury members base their decisions on the public information provided by each award nominee. If a company does not want to share funding, investors, revenues, customers or any other potentially private information, it’s ok. The Ecosummit Award is an NDA-free zone and we respect corporate policy and privacy. Having said this, we do believe that private companies should consider to share rather more than less information as it makes business in general and judging in particular more interesting. Fundamentally, Ecosummit Award is a big social marketing platform based on transparency.
The ECO13 Award application period runs until Monday, 20 May 2013, 24:00. Each nominee page has its own URL and can be voted for by the Facebook community using the “like” functionality. Afterwards, the ECO13 Award Jury will pick the winners from the list of the award nominees.
One more thing: Your Ecosummit Market profile continues to be online after the Ecosummit Award 2013. You can generate new business leads with your free Ecosummit Market profile so we recommend to keep it up to date in the future, too. Thanks a lot for your application and cooperation.