Zero Waste Hackathon and Waste Summit

Waste Summit – November 30 (9 am – 3 pm)

The Pacific NW is full of entrepreneurs, researchers, and agencies who are helping lead the nation with innovative ideas to help realize a zero-waste paradigm shift. Topics address solutions for the recycling crisis, reducing plastic pollution and waste reduction. Our annual waste summit will inspire you, and, this year in the comfort of your home as it will be virtual. Stay tuned for speaker announcements.

The November 30 event is free, but pre-registration is required (so we can send you the link in advance):

About the Hackathon

We are excited to announce the first Pacific NW Zero Waste Hackathon, the final day of which will coincide with the Waste Summit. Zero Waste Hackathon is a five-week virtual competition that provides online seminars, learning tools, coaching resources, collaboration sessions, and cash prizes to accelerate the pace of Zero Waste innovation by current student and former graduate entrepreneurs across the Pacific Northwest.


How to apply?

If you have a passion for sustainability and climate action, are part of a business school program for entrepreneurs, and especially if you are already incubating a brilliant Zero Waste startup idea you need to take advantage of this program!

This program provides individuals and teams with the tools and support to explore their ideas, analyze their feasibility, develop a basic plan, and learn how to present it. Participating teams will gain valuable experience, valuable professional contacts, and maybe even some prize money to prepare them to participate in many other local, regional, national, or even global business plan competitions and accelerators.