USCC Emerging Composter Challenge

GENERATE: Emerging Composter Challenge 2019

Meet the Winner!

Harold Sokyrka, inventor and owner of Kwik Bagit Eco/System, a patent-pending portable utility device that adjusts to any size bag using telescopic rails and legs, promotes use of reuseable/washable poly/cloth bags for composting.
Harold receives a $5,000 cash prize for his win.
See The Presentation Here

2nd Prize:

Patented continuous processing fully automatic compost bin for the residential market. Take your food scraps and turn into compost tea with nothing to add but water.
See Presentation
3rd Prize:

Tampa based composters, opening the market for drop-offs, residential and commercial composting. Using the latest in black solider fly composting.
See Presentation

Join us for the
2019 Emerging Composter Challenge

What is the Emerging Composter Challenge?

The Emerging Composter Challenge is an annual business pitch competition open to entrepreneurs of all ages looking to jumpstart their businesses in the organics recycling space. Applicants from any business that recycles or supports the recycling of organics are encouraged to apply!

The final round of the competition was held at COMPOST2019 in Phoenix with cash prizes awarded to the top 3 finishers.

Contest Details

The Emerging Composter Competition looks for new businesses that span the entire organic food waste recycling industry:

  • technology innovations (apps, equipment, software)
  • composting systems
  • innovations for producing compost
  • businesses that focus on contamination aversion
  • public education focused businesses
  • collection service models, especially in underserved areas
  • businesses focused on compost use

Applicants can be for-profit or not-for-profit business owners who have been in existence 3 years or less; and have an annual sales revenue of $100,000 or less, Applicants should be looking for ways to gain feedback and momentum in pursuing their project, program, or business concept.

This year’s first round will be judged prior to the conference and the three finalists will get the opportunity to present in front of the conference as well as competing for first ($5,000), second ($3,500) and third ($1,500) place prizes!

This Years Sponsors

Coach Level: Kellogg

Supporter Level: Dirt Hugger

Supporter Level: BioBag

Supporter Level: MW Horticulture

Supporter Level: McGill Compost

Supporter Level: EcoSafe

Contributor Level: Green Mountain Technologies

Contributor Level: Northland Capital

2018 Emerging Composter Challenge

Common Ground Compost/Meredith Danberg-Ficarelli
See Her Pitch Here

Let Us Compost/Kristen Baskin
See Her Pitch Here

Whites Environmental Solutions/Roo and Joel White
See Their Pitch Here

Past Competitors

David Andre, GoZero/Econopia, Ohio

Kesiah Bascom, OffBeet Compost, Massachusetts

Kristen Baskin, Let Us Compost, Georgia

Nathan Brunell, Compost Rangers, South Carolina

Meredith Danberg-Ficarelli, Common Ground Compost, New York

Jeffrey Neal, Loop Closing, Washington, DC

Jessica Saturley-Hall, Upper Valley Compost, New Hampshire

Tracie Troxler, Sunshine Community Compost, Florida

Roo White, Whites Environmental Service, Alabama