Cecilia Bergendahl, Managing Director of Novamedia Sverige AB, chooses to leave the company after six years. She will leave the company on March 31, 2020. Her responsibilities will then be taken over by the company's two remaining Managing Directors, Anders Årbrandt and Eva Struving.


Swedish Algae Factory (Sweden) has been announced as the winner of the Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge 2019. During the final in Amsterdam, Sofie Allert, CEO and founder of Swedish Algae Factory, convinced the international jury and received the grand prize of 500,000 euros for her green start-up. The runner-up prize of 200,000 euros went to nuventura from Germany. The other three finalists were awarded 100,000 euros each to grow their businesses. In addition to the prize money, the five finalists receive six months of support and coaching in furthering their business during the Green Challenge DeepDive. The Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge is an annual international competition in the field of sustainability innovation which encourages and supports start-ups in taking their business to the next level.


Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge give finalists a chance of taking their green business to the next level

Desolenator from Great Britain, Field Factors from the Netherlands, Nuventura from Germany and Swedish Algae Factory and TEXEL Energy Storage from Sweden have been announced as the finalists of the Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge 2019. The annual international competition in the field of sustainability innovation encourages and supports start-ups in taking their business to the next level. The five finalists pitch their start-up to an international jury on 3 October during the final in Amsterdam. With their place in the final, the five finalists are guaranteed to win at least 100,000 euros each. The runner up will win 200,000 euros and the winner will go home with the grand prize of 500,000 euros. In addition to the prize money, all of the finalists will have access to the Green Challenge DeepDive: a 6-month program in which the start-ups receive support and coaching in furthering their business.


Nominees for the Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge 2019 announced
The Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge has announced the 25 start-ups that have made it through the first stage of the international competition supporting green entrepreneurs. The start-ups have been chosen by a panel of experts from 1,167 applications from all over the world to be considered for the grand prize of 500,000 euros to develop their sustainable business. Early September the five finalists will be announced.



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  1. €1 million for start-ups that contribute towards a more sustainable planet
  2. Queen Máxima opens the Charity Lotteries’ new sustainably renovated office
  3. The Postcode Lottery starts in Norway
  4. Dutch start-up wins half a million euros for air bubble curtain to combat plastic soup
  5. Sustainability Ribbon for Boudewijn Poelmann
  6. Start-ups from the UK, Estonia, the Netherlands and the United States compete for grand prize of €500,000
  7. Bill Clinton visits the most sustainably renovated building in the Netherlands
  8. 25 Green start-ups in the running to win €500,000 in green business competition
  9. Dorine Manson appointed managing director of the Dutch Charity Lotteries
  10. A new all-time high: 844 green start-ups in the running for €500,000
  11. The world’s greenest ideas and €1 million in prize money
  12. Leonardo DiCaprio calls for a joint approach to preserving the planet
  13. Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries is once again the third biggest private donor in the world (2017)
  14. Postcode Lottery receives licence in Norway
  15. Rwandan start-up EarthEnable wins €500,000 in Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017
  16. Five start-ups compete head to head for investment of half a million euros in cash
  17. 25 start-ups still in the running for the grand prize of €500.000
  18. A record number of 515 green entrepreneurs in the running for 500,000 euros
  19. Green start-ups can sign up for the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017
  20. Charity lotteries listed as a Dutch tradition in the National Intangible Cultural Heritage Inventory (UNESCO)
  21. Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries is once again the third biggest private donor in the world
  22. Dutch start-up PHYSEE wins €500,000 in Postcode Lottery Green Challenge
  23. The Deutsche Postcode Lotterie launches throughout Germany
  24. Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries world’s 3rd largest private charity donor
  25. Change of leadership Novamedia Sverige AB
  26. Five sustainable start-ups compete for €500,000 prize
  27. Annemiek is People’s Postcode Lottery’s First Woman
  28. Swedish Postcode Lottery raises more than 120 million EUR for good causes
  29. Charities to receive €302 million from Postcode Lottery
  30. Chelsea Clinton joins People's Postcode Lottery to celebrate over £10,000,000 for good causes at Charity Gala
  31. Swedish Postcode Lottery’s record donations: SEK 945 million
  32. Postcode Lottery raises record €284 million for charity
  33. More and more Dutch choose which charities to play for
  34. Lottery players' support gains importance for cultural institutions
  35. Winning is a 'dream come true' for Scottish charities