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