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Circularity 24

Accelerate at Circularity 24 is a fast-pitch competition featuring entrepreneurs with innovative technologies, products and services advancing a circular economy. Selected finalists will pitch from the Circularity main stage to an audience of business, government and thought leaders.

Myocycle: Accelerate at Circularity 24 Winner

Mycocycle trains mushrooms to eat trash and create biobased raw materials.

Winner Myocycle



Evolectric Now

Evolectric accelerates fleet electrification with their CircularEV platform.

Lucent Bio

Lucent Bio

Lucent Bio accelerates the decarbonization of agriculture through non-polluting and climate-postive crop input solutions.



Magnomer supplies magnetizable coatings for common packaging formats that improve separation in recycling operations, leading to reduced contamination, and improved efficiency.



TULU is an in-building platform for renting and purchasing items within buildings.

Mycocycle, Inc.

Mycocycle, Inc.

Mycocycle trains mushrooms to eat trash and create biobased raw materials.

The Perks


  • Global exposure: Finalists will pitch on the main stage of Circularity 24 in Chicago, amplifying you and your solution to an audience of professionals building the circular economy.

  • Corporate Connections: Pitch directly to our GreenBiz Circularity Network during a virtual convening after Circularity.

  • Expert feedback: Finalists will receive live feedback from industry experts, giving you exposure to investors, corporates and decision-makers with deep experience working with entrepreneurs.

  • Networking: Finalists received a free ticket to Circularity 24 and will have the opportunity to connect with attendees during the in-person event.

  • Ongoing exposure: Beyond the live event, finalists will benefit from broad amplification via GreenBiz editorial coverage, including: 50 Climate Tech Startups to Watch, feature stories, and published videos of the pitches.

*Accelerate winners are determined by the most audience votes in the event app.


February 19 - March 15: Entrepreneurs submit an application, including a 1-minute pitch video.

Early April: Finalists announced!

May 22 - 24: The pitch session will take place in Chicago, IL at Circularity 24.

Acclerate Finalists receive a comp ticket to Circularity 24 and are responsible for their travel and stay.


Eligibility Criteria

Successful nominations must be:

  • A startup developing a circular economy solution that increases resilience, mitigates climate risk, responds to shifting customer demand or unlocks new business opportunities across the value chain. 

  • At the Seed to Series A stage of funding

  • At least one full-time employee. 

  • Available to pitch in person on Circularity 24’s main stage taking place May 22 - 24.