5th Annual GC3 Startup Showcase

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM EST on June 15, 2020!



The GC3 Startup Network conducts a competitive process to find startups who will present their green chemistry materials, products, and/or manufacturing technologies to investors, major brands and manufacturers at the GC3 Startup Network’s 5th Annual Startup Showcase scheduled for early 2021 (rescheduled from September 29, 2020 due to COVID-19). .

Ten startups will be selected to participate in a pitch competition; three of the ten will be chosen to pitch their solutions to a panel of investors and technology scouts at the 2021 GC3 Innovators Roundtable.to an audience of approximately 200 individuals representing more than 125 GC3 member companies and other organizations.

Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST on June 15, 2020. Selected startups will be notified by September 1, 2020.



Startup companies...

• May be located anywhere in the world.
• Must be formal legal entities in their respective state/country. Academia is not eligible.
• Must have control of the intellectual property through patents, licensing, etc.
• Must be able to explain how the innovation is aligned with the principles of green chemistry.
• May have an innovation that meets one or more of the GC3 Green Chemistry Needs. This is encouraged, but not required.
• May be at any phase of development from seed stage to advanced startup.


Who will be there?

Attendees will include:

  • Chemical suppliers, brands, retailers, and others interested in green chemistries, materials, products, and manufacturing processes (See the list of GC3 members as a reference.)
  • Individuals in product development, R&D, open innovation, technology scouting, corporate ventures, and related functions
  • Leaders in corporate Sustainability and Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS)
  • Angel and venture funds 


Why should you apply?

Up to ten startups will be selected to:

  • Participate in the pitch competition at the GC3 Startup Showcase in early 2021in front of investors and major companies seeking sustainable chemistry solutions.
  • Receive one complimentary registration to both the GC3 Startup Showcase and the Annual Innovators Roundtable in 2021.
  • Receive a one-year company membership in the GC3 Startup Network, which provides access to education, networking, and mentoring to help startups build business relationships to bring their solutions to market.
  • Participate in GC3 programming beginning in September 2020 to gain more familiarity with the green chemistry market space prior to the pitch competition.

Three of the ten selected will also receive all of the benefits above, plus:

  • Pitch their green chemistry solutions at the 2021 GC3 Innovators Roundtable to an audience of over 200 like-minded investors and company representatives seeking more sustainable chemistry solutions.

Why should you attend?

  • Build relationships with large companies and other innovative start-ups working to develop green and sustainable chemistry solutions
  • Optimize time investment by connecting at one event with experts up and down the supply chain in sectors ranging from apparel to building products to electronics to personal care products and more
  • Find new partnership and investment opportunities
  • Learn what the market is seeking — performance specifications, test protocols, etc. to take your technology or product to the next level

For more information, contact Julie Manley.


About the GC3 Startup Network

The GC3 Startup Network was launched in 2016 to support the growth of green chemistry startups and accelerate the market adoption of innovative green chemistry technologies. The Network has become a unique and vibrant forum for green chemistry startups to connect to our larger GC3 member chemical suppliers, brands, retailers, and investors and for these startups to connect with each other.