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.

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nlp_all_winners2016 UPDATE – We’re thrilled to announce that the inaugural 2016 NLP Class has been selected and submissions are, therefore, currently closed until next year’s round. 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 is building now, so that the companies can continue to learn and grow. Keep an eye on these exciting companies!

2017 PROGRAM – Submissions for the 2017 Grant year will commence shortly. We currently anticipate that the submission process will run from February 15, 2017 through April 30, 2017, with selection of Grant Companies occurring in July, 2017. Watch here for more updates along the way, or click below if you would like to receive email updates.

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