Business lessons from nature #1 – Nature-Inspired Entrepreneurship

You may have never thought about a possible association between nature and your (future) business. Nonetheless, there is a lot we can learn from nature that can help improve the way we do business. Nature is all around us and if we just pay more attention we can get...

What is a Green Startup and why this is important

What is a Green Startup? Our definition of a Green Startup is: A green (startup) business is an organisation that offers products and services in a way that contributes to building a sustainable world. A sustainable world is a world in which the needs of the present...

TedTalk | Why Green Startups succeed

This TedTalk with Bill Gross really hits the spot about why this is the time to create a Green Startup. His research about why your (Green) Startup will succeed got surprising results... Bill Gross is a very experienced entrepreneur and founder of Idealab, an...

Business lessons from nature #2 – Topic Introduction

In nature-inspired entrepreneurship, we draw an analogy between a natural system and a human organisation. This analogy is the basis for The Green Startup - Business Lessons From Nature article series. In this series nature serves as the inspiration for valuable...

How to use sustainability as a competitive advantage

In this article you will learn why sustainability can be a competitive advantage and how to achieve this. This article is based on the most important takeaways from a study the Harvard Business Review published in 2009. It is called ‘Why sustainability is now the key...

4 building blocks of nature-inspired business success

  In nature-inspired entrepreneurship we draw an analogy between nature and a human organisation. More importantly, we learn valuable lessons from it. In this article we will elaborate on 4 building blocks of nature-inspired business success. These are based on...

How to create a Green (and Lean) Startup

We need sustainable businesses and entrepreneurs to play a big role in the transition to a sustainable world. As a (future) business owner you have the chance to use whatever impact you have to contribute to this. Once you have decided to become a green entrepreneur,...

Sustainable business ideas for green entrepreneurs

  We aim to help entrepreneurs to contribute to building a sustainable world. That is why we have come up with a list of sustainable business ideas for green entrepreneurs. The sustainable business ideas are divided in four different categories: 1) Consultancy,...