Entrepreneurs

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Alucha

2014 - 2015

Alucha develops and commercializes recycling solutions for complex waste streams using an industrially proven pyrolysis technology.

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Baby Exchangerie

2019/2020

The Baby Exchangerie offers high-quality baby products as a service. Leasing the products saves parents money, hassle and storage. Moreover, it contributes to a more sustainable world, because at least 50% fewer products are needed.

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Binbang

2016 - 2017

Binbang offers an easy and beautiful solution for separating waste streams in your home, to make recycling waste easier. 

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Brandt & Levie

2013 - 2014

Brandt & Levie is an artisanal sausage manufacturer that processes well-raised hogs from local farms into delightful meat products.

Charlie + Mary

2019/2020

Charlie + Mary designs and creates timeless clothing collections, made for longevity and adaptability. Charlie + Mary brings back the love for fashion and respect for craftsmanship, sharing interesting details of every piece in the collection.

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Closing the loop

2014 - 2015

Closing the loop developed a unique, circular way to extend the life cycle of mobile phones

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Coco Conserven

2016 - 2017

Coco Conserven cans sustainable and tasty meals, that you can keep for a long period of time, without refrigeration. This way they contribute to a sustainable food system.

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CocoPallet

2019

CocoPallet has developed a 100% bio-based export pallet that can replace wooden pallets on a large scale.

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CONCR3DE

2019

CONCR3DE has developed a new type of 3D printer with which it is simple, affordable and quick to print all kinds of objects in stony materials.

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Corekees

2019

At Corekees, customers (both retail and corporates) can compensate their CO2 footprint with the ease of buying a book on Amazon.com. 

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CoVadem

2018

CoVadem provides smart metrics relating to water depth and performance measurements. Information that enables improved inland shipping business and reduced environmental impact.

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Crowdbuilding

2015 - 2016

Crowdbuilding is a platform that empowers citizens to create sustainable communities in buildings.

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De Buurtboer

2013 - 2014

De Buurtboer sources tasty products from local producers and delivers these on a daily basis to offices for a typically Dutch lunch.

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De Energiebespaarders

2015 - 2016

Energiebespaarders is een platform voor consumenten om 100% autonome en duurzame energievoorziening te realiseren, door de beste oplossingen te berekenen en lokale vakmannen te betrekken. 

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De Vrije Koe

2013 - 2014

De Vrije Koe delivers fair and sustainable meat from the Dutch Blaarkop cows to consumers, bars and restaurants.

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DIYS Soap

2019/2020

DIYS Soap creates natural and organic skincare products through which you can learn how to do it yourself. Their goal is to educate people on what they are putting on to their skins and to save a lot of packaging that would usually be thrown away.

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Dophert

2018

DopHert is a vegan restaurant, caterer and bakery, located in Amsterdam. We focus on making the best and tastiest vegan comfort food, like burgers, sandwiches, milkshakes and loads of desserts. We supply a number of restaurants in the city with our homemade cakes and other sweets. With our food, we hope to attract everyone from die-hard vegans to meateaters. This way we try to make people more comfortable with moving towards a more plantbased and sustainable diet. All in all, DopHert is about damn good vegan food.

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Elemetal 

2013 - 2014

Elemetal provides innovative chemical separation techniques for extracting metals and minerals from waste streams.

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Fasobiogaz

2014 - 2015

Fasobiogaz makes electricity out of waste in africa, with organic fertilizer and industrial heat as by-product.

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Flexbase

2014 - 2015

Flexbase designs and builds floating structures in areas where water forms a threat.

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Flick Bike

2018

Pick up a FlickBike and start cycling, always and anywhere: Our smart-lock and mobile app changes abandoned parked bikes in to riding shared bikes.

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Gerrard Street

2016 - 2017

Rents modular high-quality headphones, with easy to replace parts. This way Gerrard Street brings the circular economy to the electronics sector. You rent a pair for 7 euro’s a month, including repairs and updates. 

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Goodhout

2015 - 2016

Sustainably-sourced, engineered wood made from coconut waste, reducing our CO2 footprint & enriching the lives of locals

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Green4Print

2016 - 2017

Is an innovative product developer for the printing industry, supplying Cradle-to-cradle certified printing inks. This makes printing cleaner and healthier.

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GreenGraffiti

2013 - 2014

GreenGraffiti is a natural media agency delivering communication that has a high impact to audience with a low impact to the environment.

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Hemelswater

2016 - 2017

Hemelswater (Heavenswater) –  because of climate change we will experience more intense rains. On the other hand, clean water is an increasingly scarce resource. Heavenswater uses rainwater as a main ingredient for their products, starting with beer. Their Code Blond is the worlds first beer made from rainwater.

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Hortimare

2014 - 2015

Hortimare provides seaweed starting material, cultivation systems and services for a sustainable aquaculture sector.

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House of Eléonore (winner)

2016 - 2017

Creates bespoke jewels, handmade by exceptional artisans in The Netherlands, with responsibly sourced materials. With these beautiful jewels, House of Eleonore is a game-changer in her sector. 

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Hrbs

2019

Hrbs, the service model that delivers locally produced herbs, ready to be harvested and easy to maintain! Hrbs is as fresh as it can be! We supply fresh herbs all year round in your (working) environment.

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Jack Bean

2019

Jack Bean stands for 100% vegetable food which is delicious, healthy and affordable. With fast-food restaurants at A-locations we tempt people with our food and we inspire them to eat more vegetable.

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Kitchen Republic

2016 - 2017

Is the food business incubator in Amsterdam. Kitchen Republic offers their members – local food startups – access to professional kitchen space, knowledge and network, to grow their companies.

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Koneksie

2014 - 2015

Koneksie has created a sustainable mobility concept for the African motorcycle taxi industry, including a newly developmed motorcycle.

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KRNWTR/WeTapWater

2019/2020

KRNWTR/WeTapWater has created sustainable alternatives to single-use bottled beverages by designing products that allow people to make the most of their tap water and say no to single-use. The KRNWTR water dispensers filter, cool and carbonize tap water. The dispensers allow companies, hotels, restaurants, cafes and schools to serve tap water and home-bottled natural syrups.

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LABEL/BREED

2019

LABEL/BREED is an initiative focused on the development of sustainable and innovative interior objects by establishing collaborations between designers and manufacturers.

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LENA The Fashion Library

2018
Always the perfect outfit without buying al your clothes. 
Easy! Borrow your wardrobe at LENA. 
Our collection. Your closet.
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Loop.a Life

2018

Loop.a Life creates beautiful and sustainable high quality fundamentals, made from your used fashion items. We were the first to present a collection made from 100% recycled textiles, saved from discarded used Dutch clothing. We’re also a private label producer, supporting other brands to turn their waste into new fibres, yarns and knitwear. For this we use our new standard: Truly Circular. 

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MAKUS

2019

MAKUS decorates induction hobs. Unlike all other induction plates that are black, MAKUS develops them in every conceivable design.

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MgAubel

2016 - 2017

Creates mineral composites as a sustainable alternative for concrete. They work on new builds and structural repairs in construction and infrastructure. This way they can build or do repairs quicker and cheaper than existing alternatives.

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Mokumono

2016 - 2017

Is a new  high quality, low maintenance bicycle brand with an innovative manufacturing process in The Netherlands. Mokumono offers a sustainable option for the million new bikes that get onto the Dutch roads each year.

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Mud Jeans (winner)

2014 - 2015

Mud Jeans introduces the circular economy in the fashion industry with the concept of cotton lease.

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MX3D

2015 - 2016

MX3D 3d prints large architectural and infrastructural objects with smart robots; MX3D produces locally, uses less materials and reduces the need for transport

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Nerdalize

2018

Nerdalize combines two business models into one great idea. Nerdalize decentralizes data centers, which usually use a lot of energy for cooling. The servers are places in homes, where they provide heat and warm water to the home owner. This way our data-clients can increase their computing power, without emitting CO2, for half the price. 

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New Electric

2018

New Electric develops and certifies electric drive trains allowing conversion of cars, boats and heavy equipment from fossil fueled to electric.

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New Industrial Order

2019/2020

New Industrial Order enables 3D knitwear on demand for the fashion industry. 3D knitting machines are able to construct entire garments without cutting and sewing. N.I.O. creates customized knitting instructions for 3D knitting machines. This Knitcode is based on real people’s body measurements and preferences. The result: ultra-personalized knitted garments for unique customers. Better clothes, less waste, more happiness!

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Newspaperwood

2015 - 2016

Newspaperwood reverses a traditional production process; from (news)paper back to wood and is dedicated to the development of this new material.

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NoFoodWasted

2018

We throw a third of all our food in the bin. NoFoodWasted fights this problem, by creating a more efficient supply chain. Our platform offers solutions for food waste, like our app ‘Afgeprijsd’ (‘on offer’) which shows consumers which products are on offer in their local shops. 

 

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Paper on the rocks

2018

Rockbooks made from stone paper are an environmentally friendly alternative to paper notebooks. The stone paper is Cradle-to-cradle certified. We use no trees, water, toxins or bleach. They provide the smoothest writing experience ever. It will change the way you perceive pen and paper. 

 
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Perpetual Plastic

2013 - 2014

Perpetual Plastic develops recycling technology that makes the plastic waste of the consumer usable in 3d-printers.

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Plastic Whale Circular Furniture

2018

Plastic Whale is the first professional plastic fishing company in the world. A social enterprise with a mission: make the world’s waters plastic-free. We’re a movement of people who want to create, innovate, and move forward. We aim to change people’s perspectives about plastic: it should be regarded as valuable raw material, not as waste. Each year, we fish tens of thousands of PET bottles and tons of other waste from Amsterdam’s Canals. We recycle the plastic bottles into beautiful boats and use them for plastic fishing. In the beginning of 2018, we launched Plastic Whale Circular Furniture: high quality office furniture made from Amsterdam Canal Plastic.

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QM Intelligence

2015 - 2016

QM intelligence enables companies to improve the sustainability of their products with unique digital tools, data and consumer insights.

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Rechtstreex (winner)

2015 - 2016

Rechtstreex is working on a new social, transparant short foodchain. One that is beneficial for producer, consumer and rechtstreex.

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Revolution In Material Apparel

2013 - 2014

Revolution In Material Apparel is a fashion concept with a unique perspective on sustainability and design using dead-stock.

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Rural Spark (winner)

2013 - 2014

Rural Spark (winner)  develops sustainable energy networks in rural India and aims to set the example for energy networks all over the world.

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Skytree

2014 - 2015

Skytree uses space technology for co2 supply, extraction & purification applications ranging from aircos to aquariums.

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SolarSwing Energy

2013 - 2014

SolarSwing Energy develops transparent solar panels that optimize daylight and solar energy production and turn glass buildings into sources of energy and well-being.

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SOOP

2019

SOOP makes circular soap the new soap stand in people’s daily lives. With SOOP we use organic ‘waste’ – orange peel and coffee grounds – as raw materials in a daily use product – soap! – and we make waste demonstrably relevant.

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Studio JUX (winner)

2013 - 2014

Studio JUX (winner) is a fashion brand with its own factory in Nepal that offers mid-segment designer collections made with respect for people and planet.

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Studio Pim Dekkers

2019

We design and produce circular interior products from biological waste streams. The products are designed to last several life cycles.

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Studio Wae

2019

Studio Wae has the ambition to make an impact on large waste flows with scalable products. Studio Wae makes, among other things, the most circular ornamental paving in the Netherlands.

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Sustainer Homes

2016 - 2017

Makes sustainable architecture accessible. Sustainer Homes uses sustainable materials to build sustainable, wooden, energy neutral, modular homes that can operate off-grid.

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SUSTAY | responsible living

2013 - 2014

SUSTAY | responsible living is making future-proof housing accessible for everyone by providing a sustainable and affordable new standard of living.

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Susteq

2013 - 2014

Susteq develops prepaid water service for people all around the world.

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The Dutch Weed Burger

2015 - 2016

The dutch weed burger creates and operates vegan food concepts that will save the planet.

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The Good Roll

2018

The Good Roll only uses 100% recycled paper, no colours or scents. This means; no deforestation, less water and less CO2 emissions. Trees are for hugging, not for toilets. Our paper is super soft, strong and just as good for you as it is for your wallet! We also donate 50% of our net profits to Simavi, an NGO building toilets for those who need them.

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TWENTY

2019

There is about 80% water in most household & cosmetic products. This means that 4 of the 5 trucks that transport these products actually only transport water. TWENTY is a new brand that offers consumers only the 20%.

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Vet & Lazy

2019/2020

Vet & Lazy is a craft beer brewery that produces out-of-the-ordinary yet sustainably-made beer. For their craft beer specials, they try to work with residual ingredient streams such as mangoes that aren’t looking good enough for the supermarket. Next to the circular usage of ingredients, they also have the ambition to enhance the sustainability of their whole supply chain. They are currently investigating the use of rainwater as a base for brewing.

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Wallvision

2019

Wallvision offers a complete kit for building a high-yield architectural sun-wall with decorative materials, suspension system, electronics, cabling and thermal insulation.

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Waste4Me

2019/2020

Waste4ME has developed a mobile way of waste treatment that handles waste streams on location and turns them into valuable products, such as gas and oil. The core of Waste4ME’s proposition is a pyrolysis unit called WER, which designed for chemical recycling and waste-to-energy solutions. Based on well-established technology, strong partnerships and the rich expertise of their team, WER is the state-of-the-art of waste treatment. 

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Watt-Now

2015 - 2016

Watt-Now improves temporary off-grid energy systems in the event industry as a stepping stone to transition to 100% renewable off-grid energy worldwide.

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Windchallenge

2014 - 2015

Windchallenge developed a light, reliable, safe and quiet wind turbine for independent generation of renewable energy.

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Zsilt

2019/2020

Zsilt develop and sell unique, eco-friendly beach gear that is made to last year after year. Their beach toys are made from 100% plastic waste – mostly food packaging – sourced from Dutch households and produced in the Netherlands. Because of their innovative production process, ZSILT saves energy, fossil oils, plastic waste and transport over our oceans.

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Zzzoof

2014 - 2015

Zzzoof provides sustainable local logistics and keeps your city clean.

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