Awarding Emerging Sustainable Businesses
A portion of our proceeds and sponsor contributions will help to support cash awards for businesses and startups acting on ESG goals. We measure success through the ESG guidelines, as well as the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and Earth Day initiatives. This year’s award categories are:
Inclusive Climate Action Business (SDG 13)
This organization takes urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Best Food Security Innovation (SDG 2)
This organization has made strides to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.
Most Sustainable FinTech Startup (SDG 8)
This award recognizes a fintech startup with sustained and inclusive economic growth and decent work for all.
Prizes & Benefits
There will be one winner selected from each category, who will receive the following prizes and benefits.
Sponsored by Forecastr:
Forecastr is a must-have finance partner if you are a business owner. They help you impress investors and stakeholders with great forecasting reports and raise capital quickly. Winners of the Wallet Max ESG Awards 2024 will receive:
20% OFF first-year
Waived $500 Implementation Fee
White-glove onboarding where Forecastr works with each startup to build a world-class, custom financial model for their companies
Dedicated financial analyst support
FREE listing on Forecastr's INVESTOR CONNECT platform ($500 value)
Sponsored by Startup Stack:
Startup Stack offers discounts on essential tech to early-stage founders. Winners of the Wallet Max ESG Awards 2024 will receive:
$2,000 in credits for Airtable
$10,000 in credits for Freshworks
3 months of free bookkeeping, $2,000 off Corporate Federal and State tax filing, and free R&D Tax Credit Filing (up to $50,000 in savings)
2 months free of cloud operating with Duplocloud ($10,000 in savings)
6 months of free Helpscout ($2,100 in savings)
$500 off pre-seed-series A coaching, and FREE $1,000 value private pitch review session with Kat Weaver and Katie Dunn from Power To Pitch.
6 months of free Zendesk Support Suite and Sales CRM, plus other startup resources ($25,000 in savings)
Cash Prize, provided by Wallet Max
Wallet Max will use a portion of proceeds from the Emerald Summit ticket sales to offer to winners of the awards.
Terms & Conditions
Must not be a partner, sponsor, speaker, or affiliated with a Wallet Max employee or board member
Winners must prepare a 10 minute LIVE or pre-recorded speech to present at the Wallet Max Emerald Summit on April 26, 2024
Must be women-led startups, where women-identified members represent 50% of the leadership team.
Number of employees: no more than 50
Must be legally registered and have been operating in your country of residence for at least one year.
Become a Sponsor
Looking for a platform to inspire change and share your expertise on sustainability in front of a wider audience? Sponsors can leverage this opportunity to build brand loyalty, form partnerships, and make an impact. Currently, we are looking for sponsors interested in supporting our monetary support for our ESG award winners.
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