Green entrepreneur, Eric Hudson, brought home the grand prize in last year’s Forbes Magazine, Boost Your Business contest. His company, Recycline, Inc. makes environment-friendly toothbrushes, razors and tableware sold under the Preserve brand.
On 12/12, Recycline’s founder and president, Eric Hudson, went to New York City to accept the $100,000 prize from Forbes.com and Hewlett-Packard. While it was many months of pulling out all the stops, the contest was quite enjoyable for us, largely because so many folks rallied for us with votes and encouragement. We are very thankful for all the support we received from everyone who voted and asked their friends to vote. The grand prize will help us take on more environmental initiatives and introduce Preserve products to more and more people across the U.S.
This year, Forbes started accepting submissions for the $100,000 prize on April 2nd . Open to all entrepreneurs, with the high visibility of green business, eco entrepreneurs have an excellent chance of winning again.
“The second annual ‘Boost Your Business’ contest continues our tradition of celebrating small businesses and helping them grow,” said Brett Nelson, Forbes.com Entrepreneurs Editor. “Forbes.com is thrilled to offer entrepreneurs an opportunity to showcase their businesses and sell their ideas to a discerning audience of readers and investors.”
In the first round of the contest entrepreneurs submit a 500 word description of their business including a description of the business model and their plan for using the prize money to grow their business. Twenty semi finalists will make it to the second round and 5 finalists will present their detailed business plan to a panel of judges.
Initial entries must be received by May 31st and the contest ends in November. The grand prize winner will be honored at an awards ceremony in December.