Burt’s Bees is pleased to offer the Burt’s Bees Natural Launchpad, an exciting annual grant program to recognize up-and-coming entrepreneurs who share our passion for improving the health and well-being of our planet and everyone on it. Returning to our own startup roots, Burt’s Bees will be selecting ten grant recipients, and awarding them cash and other awards that we hope will help these companies accelerate their progress.
2016 UPDATE – Ten diverse companies, all innovating broadly throughout the health and wellness space while sharing some very common core values, were selected from hundreds of applicants in a very competitive process. All ten companies attended Mentoring Day at Burt’s Bees headquarters in Durham NC in July, 2016 — check out the picture of everyone receiving their cash grants. It was a powerful session for the Entrepreneurs to get to know each other, meet key Burt’s Bees’ personnel, and share learnings all around. A strong community has been building, so that the companies can continue to learn and grow. Keep an eye on these exciting companies!
2017 PROGRAM – Burt’s Bees is running the 2017 Natural Launchpad program, in conjunction with Evergreen Innovation Partners (EIP), to support budding entrepreneurs in qualifying areas in the health and wellness space.
-Qualifications – General requirements include annual US revenue in the $200K-$2M range, with the submitted product being a healthy lifestyle product that is inspired by nature and driven by high standards for social and environmental responsibility. More detailed Applicant Terms & Conditions can be seen on the Terms page.
-Criteria – Burt’s Bees will, in its sole discretion, base awards on which companies it judges to represent the highest level of innovation, offer the biggest potential to make an impact in designated health and well-being categories, and which best embrace the long-standing values of Burt’s Bees.
-Timeline – The submission period will run from 2/15/2017 through 4/30/2017, with grant decisions being made in July, 2017. NLP Entrepreneurs Bootcamp is planned at the Burt’s Bees Durham, NC headquarters in September, 2017.
CLICK HERE for 2017 Submission Information CLICK HERE to see 2016 Grant Companies