Business hasn’t been what it used to be for a while. And the ways in which people can and do impact our world through business continues to evolve with stronger and more meaningful results.
Amidst this revolution, the entrepreneurial playing field is filling fast, with bright ideas, hard work and zeal powering positive initiatives.
INTENSIFYING SOCIAL IMPACT
PwC’s Social Impact Lab calls select start-ups with a social purpose from this growing entrepreneurial crowd for good. Bringing them together in a challenge, the top three are eligible for two years of intensive advice, use of PwC’s office facilities, and a loan of €50,000.
The event’s aim is to intensify social impact through entrepreneurship, in turn strengthening the Netherlands by giving means for great start-ups to accelerate the many steps it takes to grow into a prosperous force that positively contributes to our world and its communities.
FOODLOGICA IN THE FINAL SIX
Last year, WASTED was in the finals – where the top six initiatives pitch their ideas. This year, FOODLOGICA’s co-founders Francesca Miazzo and Jessica Spadacini will take their place on stage in the final round, pitching to a professional jury headed by PwC board member Ad van Gils for a chance to win.
Wish us success!
MORE ON FOODLOGICA?
If you don’t already know what FOODLOGICA is, it’s the cleanest last-mile urban logistics company out. Using solar-powered electric e-trikes retrofitted with custom cargo boxes, FOODLOGICA’s team works with select local businesses to transport food fresh, fast and clean in the city, while introducing better practices and connecting producers, purveyors and consumers more closely.
Why? Because supporting sustainable food does not deliver the social and environmental benefits you hope – unless the transport is also sustainable. And because petrol-powered, emissions-spitting vans dominate inner city food transport for small businesses. This means thousands of vans are clogging streets and causing noise and air pollution to deliver a small amount of goods.
FOODLOGICA stepped (rolled?) in to change this, and they are. Winning PwC’s Social Impact Lab challenge would give them the boost they need to better position themselves in the market, increase operations and intensify their impact.
For more, go to FOODLOGICA’s website.