Leyton launches sustainable Start Up Challenge – offering early stage businesses chance to exhibit at CES 2020

Leyton Sustainable Start-up Challenge will see 5 businesses given the chance to impress investors at world’s largest innovation showcase

London based Leyton UK is today calling on game-changing UK start-ups to enter a global competition to win a free exhibition booth at world-leading consumer technology conference, CES 2020 in Eureka Park, Las Vegas.

The Sustainable Start-up Challenge is for businesses at an early stage with a project with a positive impact on sustainability whether environmental or social. The deadline for entries is October 4th. The winners will receive an unrivalled opportunity to pitch their businesses to investors at the world’s largest innovation showcase, with more than 1,200 start-ups from every corner of the globe and and some of the world’s biggest investors. As well as having a booth, the winners will receive a free pass for two (worth £600), training to pitch their businesses in America and receive up to $2,000 to cover Las Vegas logistics costs.

An international Jury comprised of experts from sustainability and innovation including Leyton’s CEO Francois Gouilliard will select the five winners, to be announced on October 16th. 

Two from the UK will be given the chance to go through to the final judging process, alongside two each from: Belgium, Canada, France, Italy, Poland, The Netherlands, Spain and USA. These comprise all the territories Leyton has an office. Key criteria the different entries will be judged on include:  Innovation, feasibility, impact and clarity.

Announcing the launch of the contest, François Gouilliard said: “Since it was founded  20 years ago, Leyton has committed to help businesses be more sustainable, by identifying additional revenue streams for their environmental transformation or for social projects. We want to encourage and celebrate early stage companies wanting to make a difference in their journey with innovative solutions that can help to solve real world problems.”

He continued: “CES is the perfect platform to achieve this, the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technology for 50 years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. We urge all early stage businesses focused on profit-with-purpose to get involved.”