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Could you be The UK’s next “Green Entrepreneur?” – If so, this is for you….

Got an idea for an innovative “Green” business? Well, the Berti Green Accelerator should be of interest to you. Each year the Berti Green Accelerator programme, which is supported by James Caan’s Hamilton Bradshaw Impact Partners (HBIP), will search for 3 successful low carbon businesses to award 6 months of business support from HBIP and the opportunity to receive funding of up to £1million from Berti Investments.

The Berti Green Accelerator programme is open to any conceptually good, low carbon UK business with growth potential and a proof of concept. The 3 successful businesses will have to demonstrate that their business aims to tackle climate change by sustainably reducing carbon emissions.

Shortlisted candidates will pitch to a Dragons’ Den style panel of judges including James Caan, Jeremy Leggett (founder and chairman of Solarcentury), Michael Liebreich (founder and chief executive of Bloomberg New Energy Finance) and Jacques Tredoux (Berti Investments).

As Seth Tabatznik, Director of Berti Investments said: “Cleantech is a burgeoning sector in the UK market place, and yet deserving innovative UK start-ups are increasingly stumped for funding opportunities and support that would allow them to scale as rapidly as they could. Berti has launched the Berti Green Accelerator to help SMEs and entrepreneurs working in the low carbon sector by providing intelligent capital, combining bespoke business support, through James Caan’s Hamilton Bradshaw Impact Partners, and access to funding.

“Encouraging entrepreneurs and providing them with bespoke expertise and support is the best way of ensuring not only that these businesses can be sustainable, but that they can become competitive and attractive to investors with single bottom line motives. The extent of encouragement towards green growth, catalyzed by supporting entrepreneurs and encouraging investment into the low carbon sector, is no doubt going to determine the future of Britain.”



If you are interested, then there’s no time for delaying, since applications for 2012 close on Tuesday 17 April . So….you have just under a week left to get some of that all too elusive funding and see that idea turned into a reality!

For further information or to apply go to bertiinvestments.com/berti-green-accelerator/

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