Sustainable Brands Innovation Open 2011


Competition Organizer

Sustainable Life Media

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Competition Category
  • Business - All U.S.
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Technology - Green
Who's Eligible
This is an international business plan competition showcasing entrepreneurs with a socially responsible or environmentally preferable product or business solution. 

Submissions will be accepted under two categories:

• The Idea Phase: the applicant has a complete business plan but no more than $100,000 of capital invested into the venture so far.

• Post-Launch Phase: The venture is operational and has some early operating metrics to share but has no more than $1,000,000 of external capital invested.

Important Dates

Applicants must submit a one-page overview of their business plan by April 11, 2011. Ten finalists will be chosen to present their ideas at the Sustainable Brands conference in Monterey, California in June 2011.

Competition Prizes

Finalists will be vying for the chance to win consulting services from industry professionals and veteran entrepreneurs, business services needed to establish a start up, and seed money to help take their venture to new heights.

Other Info

This competition is part of the Sustainable Brands conference program, with final presentations given at an evening plenary session to all attendees. The Sustainable Brands Conference is the preeminent international conference for executives at large, multi-national organizations who are looking to understand the unfolding market drivers and leading-edge strategies, tactics and tools for building business and brand value by innovating for sustainability.