MKB-Amsterdam, an curiosity group that backs entrepreneurial pursuits within the Amsterdam area, introduced the winners of the February Product of the Month through the month-to-month MKB-Amsterdam Borrel on the Oranjekerk.
February’s “Product of the Month” winners
NoWa (No Waste), an organization based by Josetta and Joyce, has gained the Jury award.
NoWa makes jewelry from recycled gold and silver from previous telephones.
The founders collaborated with Closing the Loop, an organisation that collects previous cellphones in Africa to cut back digital waste. For each piece of jewelry NoWa sells, Closing the Loop collects discarded telephones from Africa.
The jury chairman, Bert Bos, referred to as their thought a ‘fairy story that has grow to be a actuality,’ and went on to say that their product is ‘ripe for worldwide roll-out’ and that it represents ‘Amsterdam at its finest’.
Kumasi, a startup that develops quite a lot of pure and nutritious drinks from cocoa byproducts, has gained the Viewers award.
Utilising the pulp of cocoa beans that may usually be discarded, Kumasi makes scrumptious tropical gentle drinks. This not solely minimises waste but additionally generates further income for cocoa farmers in Ghana and the Ivory Coast, says MKB-Amsterdam.
March: Product of the Month nominees
Along with the winners of the February Product of the Month, MKB-Amsterdam has additionally introduced the nominees for the (digital) Product of the Month for March.
The nominations had been made this month by Bas Beekman, program supervisor of StartupAmsterdam.
The nominees are:
Local weather Savers
Local weather Savers is a inexperienced cashback platform that helps customers and worker low cost programmes make going-green cheaper.
When a Local weather Savers’ person purchases a sustainable, zero-emission firm or model, they’re eligible to obtain a cashback reward for each EUR, GBP, USD, and CAN spent.
As soon as financial savings attain 20 (EUR, GBP, USD, CAN), customers can select to switch the funds again to their account or redeem them for reductions supplied by Local weather Savers on the platform.
This not solely advantages customers’ wallets but additionally contributes to the preservation of the surroundings, says the corporate.
Peddler’s mission is to show each native retailer right into a searchable and sellable omni-channel market.
By means of the platform, customers can order their favorite merchandise from native retailers and have them delivered the identical day by a secure and eco-friendly supply service.
SkillLab began with a concentrate on the mixing of refugees into European labour markets and developed to help all job seekers that may profit from profession help.
The corporate’s answer allows employment companies and coaching suppliers to ship skill-based profession orientation remotely and at scale.
Its cellular answer permits folks to determine their talent units and connects them to training and employment alternatives.
Eevery offers SMEs with a sustainability platform designed to advertise sustainable practices.
The platform capabilities by a set of questions that generate a roadmap highlighting the alternatives for enhancing sustainability throughout the firm, and implement these alternatives successfully and effectively.
Eevery tracks the sustainability rating of the corporate and the progress made following the appliance of its suggestions.
The platform additionally provides an amazing instrument to share this data with prospects, suppliers, and staff.
Vote to your favorite product
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Solid your vote right here. You possibly can vote till Thursday, March 30, 2023.
The winner will probably be introduced on Monday, April 3 through the SME drink.