Grouphug wins $5,000 at Talk Trash City Competition
Krystal with the prize check!
Krystal with her husband & family after the pitch.
On Saturday, February 9th, Founder Krystal Persaud competed in Talk Trash City’s 4th annual competition and won the $5,000 prize!
Talk Trash City is a series of fun, energetic conversations intended to critique fresh ideas about handling waste. Their aim is to create a vibrant and useful dialogue between industry experts and innovators so that ambitious goals can become real, sustainable progress. They host an annual competition where 4 eco-minded entrepreneurs compete for prize money to grow their business.
Other competing organizations included:
Make It Black is a luxury dye and re-design service, using color theory to solve the environmental and economic crises of the fashion industry.
Plia is the first closed loop, zero waste furniture company offering contemporary designed furniture that allows consumers to keep materials out of the waste stream.
Pulpmade’s ‘Posse Chair’ is sustainable children’s furniture that sparks imagination and creativity - made from recycled paper and cardboard, paper pulp is non-toxic, lightweight, and soft–a great match for children.
“I quit my job 7 months ago to pursue my passion for sustainability & it means so much to have my efforts validated”, founder Krystal Persaud said after accepting the prize.
Thank you to everyone who came to the event. Special thanks & gratitude to Talk Trash City for such an amazing opportunity. Can’t wait to see what businesses compete next year!