Bloomtrigger’s founder James is the one holding the highest sign
We are proud to report that the Bloomtrigger project was one of the winners of the Future Impact Award 2013. On the 10th July Bloomtrigger's founder James Sutton was invited to present a 3 minute pitch as one of the five finalists selected from over 50 applicants from around the world. The competition took place at Partnering for Global Impact conference in Lugano, Switzerland in front of an audience of social innovators and impact investors. Bloomtrigger was the first project to be presented, followed by three other finalists (unfortunately one of the finalists from Africa had visa issues and was unable to make it). The final stage was a quick fire question and answer session from the panel of judges, who finally disappeared for fifteen minutes to decide on the winners.
The judges awarded Bloomtrigger second place with a prize of 7,500 CHF. First place was awarded to a social enterprise called Pragulic, which employs homeless people in Prague to give guided tours of the city.
All in all there was an excellent response to all of the finalists, who each had very different, but strong ideas for their social businesses. Following the competition there was a lot of interest in the Bloomtrigger project from people at the event looking for new solutions to global deforestation, climate change and environmental education. Our hope is to translate this interest into investment that can scale up Bloomtrigger's impact with forestry communities and schools in Brazil and around the world.
Below you can see the video with the 3 minute pitch about Bloomtrigger!
If you are only interested to see the parts of the video showing Bloomtrigger, the skip ahead to...
* 9 mins 45 secs - Start of Bloomtrigger's pitch
* 23 mins - Questions and answer session for James Sutton
* 42 mins 35 secs - Feedback from Judges for Bloomtrigger
* 47 mins 25 secs - Awarding the prizes!
Below is the 3 minute pitch slide presentation for Bloomtrigger!