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BOOST 2021: Emerging Entrepreneurs in Sustainability

November 9

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BOOST is a platform for early-stage entrepreneurs with innovative products and services to provide sustainable change in the Midwest. BOOST is hosted by the Delta Emerging Leaders, the official associate board of Delta Institute.

How does BOOST work?

On November 9, four or five emerging entrepreneurs will share their ideas for new sustainability start-ups in short, pre-recorded videos. Next, hundreds of supporters who register for the event will vote virtually to determine this year’s winners. The winner will be announced one week later on November 16; they will be awarded with a $5,000 grant to further develop their innovation. All remaining proceeds from the event support the work of Delta Institute, a 501c3 nonprofit. Registrations, contributions, and sponsorships for the event are tax-deductible.

Sponsorship opportunities

We have a wide range of sponsorship opportunities available starting at $500. All sponsorships come with a wide variety of recognition benefits. Interested in learning more about sponsorship options? Click the link below or contact Patrick Murphy at pmurphy@delta-institute.org.

Want to watch last year’s BOOST event?

Check out last year’s event in full, including presentations from our four BOOST finalists: Chicago Environmental Educators, Dynamhex, Mycocycle, and Zumwalt Acres.

Are you an emerging entrepreneur?

Are you developing a product or service that promotes sustainability in the Midwest? We are welcoming applications from emerging entrepreneurs to present their idea in front of a virtual audience on November 9. The winning entrepreneur will be awarded a $5,000 grant to continue developing your start-up!

If you’re interested in applying to present at BOOST this year, please submit an application by September 30, 2021 at 11:59 pm CT.


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