Attention Startups: Sustainable Brands 2010 Innovation Open is Ready for Applications


Our friends at Sustainable Life Media will hold their second annual Sustainable Brands Innovation Open on June 7. Applications must be completed by tomorrow, May 8th for a chance to pitch your startup idea for valuable experience and awards.

Submissions will be considered in two categories:
Idea Stage – must have a complete business plan and no more than $100k in invested friends and family money, or early venture stage – must have no more than $1M in external capital invested.

Ten start-ups will be selected to participate in the exchange from an expected group of as many as 100 submissions by a panel of judges to include: Steve Bishop, who leads IDEO’s Sustainability Practice; Boyd Cohen, serial entrepreneur and entrepreneurship professor; Jonathan Greenblatt, founder or Ethos Water and faculty member at the UCLA Anderson School of Management; R. Paul Herman, founder of HIP Investor; Fast Company staff writer Anya Kamenetz; Kelly Lauber, director of Sustainable Business & Innovation at Nike; Stuart Rudick founding partner, Mindful Investors; KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz, founder and CEO of Sustainable Life Media; and Andrew Winston, author of Green to Gold.

For more information, visit the SB10 site.

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of has grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.

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