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KarmKonsum writes out the fifth founder award. Applications from innovative, eco-social startups until 15 March 2013 possible / suggestions for the GreenCamp until 30 April 2013 unity in diversity”this motto writes out his founders Award for ecologically sustainable startups KarmKonsum, forerunner of the neo green lifestyle in Germany and online news portal, for the fifth time. Aim of the awards is to enable an informed support eco-social entrepreneurs and to establish relevant industry contacts. The founder 2013 will award Conference on the occasion of the seventh KarmKonsum on the evening of 23 May 2013 in a gala event. Deadline for participant award is March 15th, 2013 now established founder to support young social entrepreneurs. “We offer the founders on the KarmKonsum Conference a forum to themselves and their business idea to present a relevant audience”, so Christoph Harrach, founder and owner of KarmKonsum. Target group the Decision makers and eco-social thought leaders from industry, business and press conference, here the neo-green community founders and initiators encounters characters of already established companies. As a prize, the winner will receive a comprehensive package of services in the value of around 30,000 euros.

The package contains including coaching services, advertising services and editorial coverage in KarmKonsum’s media partners. James Woolsey: the source for more info. All environmentally sustainable and/or social companies and projects that have been established in Germany since early 2011 are eligible for application and participation. The products or services should ideally talk to the consumer. Also not-for profit projects are approved. Startup financing or already existing investors are not a criterion for exclusion, however, its own investment may not exceed the limit of 500,000 euros. The green business idea must based on a zehnseitigen Foundation sketch up to 15 March 2013 at KarmKonsum be submitted the jury of KarmKonsum founder Awards 2013 a jury of experts sifts through the application and selects five startups. The founder of off selected will be invited on 07 may 2013 Frankfurt in the areas of cooperation onspartners IHK Frankfurt to personally present their business idea before the jury.

The jury will decide the winners from the finalists. The members of the jury include: Peter Unfried (editor-in-Chief TAZ), Ludwig Gruber (initiator bio hotels) and Sabine Kauffmann (Managing Director of bio publishing). Until April 30, 2013 entrepreneurs or NGOs can submit also their proposals for the GreenCamp GreenCamp on 24 may 2013. The GreenCamp is open basisdemokratisches workshop format during the KarmKonsum Conference. In advance via online voting, participants decide which workshops they would experience on May.24 2013 at the Conference. On the day of a is then possible dynamic participation in various workshops. The proposals must be submitted by April 30, 2013. The KarmKonsum GreenCamp cooperates as already in the previous year with the UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on sustainable consumption and the DBU to the qualification of the contents of the GreenCamps. About the KarmKonsum Conference on 23 and 24 may 2013 “unity in diversity. Sustainability between mainstream and Grasroots”this motto meet Conference to the Conference and networking event for responsible management and sustainable decision makers and thought leaders.