Like so many success stories, ours begins humbly, almost by accident: two remarkable people with a good idea, and gumption, and little else.
But hey—that was enough. Sometimes good ideas have a way of blossoming, given time, and light, and elbow grease. Over 30 years later, we want to give other entrepreneurs the same chance to flourish, to share their ideas—humble or grand—with the world.
We've created Natural Launchpad: an annual grant program for the up-and-coming thinkers, the dreamers, the midnight-oil-burning innovators. For creators energized by an opportunity to improve the health and well-being of our planet and everyone on it.
For our second year, we were overwhelmed by the creativity and expansiveness of our many qualified entries—it was a tough choice to make. But a handful stood wings and antennae above the rest. Click on each winner below to learn more about their story: