Ripple Energy announced as winner of Eulogy’s Elevator 2021 Competition

18th February 2021

We’re proud to announce that Ripple Energy is the winner of our Elevator 2021 accelerator competition.

Now in its second year, Elevator is an annual competition enabling early-stage ventures to pitch for pro bono communications support, designed to move them from start-up to scale-up, whilst accelerating solutions to some of humanity’s greatest challenges.

What was Eulogy’s Elevator Competition:

The competition focus for 2021 was on early-stage technology companies spearheading the green economy and contributing to the ‘build back greener’ UK Government initiative.

Ripple Energy, a clean energy ownership platform enabling homes and businesses to part-own large-scale wind and solar farms to supply them with clean, low-cost electricity for the long term, impressed the judges with its innovative and disruptive model. It receives consultancy services to the equivalent of £30,000 over a six-month period, to help reach its growth goals.

Sarah Merrick, CEO, Ripple Energy, said: “We want the world to know about Ripple and with Eulogy’s help we can make it happen. We’re absolutely thrilled to have won the Elevator 2021 competition.”

The remaining four finalists, Furthr, Bide, ECODISCO and EcoTech Visions, each receive Eulogy’s bespoke Clarity service, a strategic consultancy workshop, which helps businesses identify a communications roadmap to growth.

  • Furthr: Its mission is to make the act of saving the planet wholly relatable and engaging through the creation of a monthly carbon offset subscription service tracking individuals’ carbon offset in relatable terms.
  • Bide: Through its innovate manufacturing platform, bide produces environmentally sound consumer services with the goal of simplifying the process of converting daily life into more sustainable behaviours.
  • ECODISCO: A sustainable nightlife consultancy, ECODISCO is motivated to support the long-term resilience of the nightlife economy by encouraging bars, clubs and venues to transition to sustainable and resilient habits.
  • EcoTech Visions: A B2B e-commerce platform for buyers and sellers to ethically source products and last mile delivery.

This year’s judging panel featured a diverse spectrum of the technology and communications industry, including

Will Miller, Marketing Director at Tech Nation

Will Thompson, Chief Strategy Officer at Forbes Ignite

Maja Pawinska Sims, Associate Editor, EMEA at Provoke Media

Lis Field, CEO of Eulogy

Adrian Brady, Chairman of Eulogy

Susie Dullard, Director of Purpose & Social Impact at Eulogy

James Steward, Director of Technology at Eulogy

Maja Pawinska Sims, Associate Editor EMEA at PRvoke Media said: “It was great to be part of the Elevator 2021 judging panel – Ripple Energy and the runners up in the competition have great initiatives and bright futures. Our industry plays a key role in supporting the growth of young businesses into the stars of tomorrow, and the power of communications support can make all the difference for early ventures.”

Will Miller, Marketing Director, Tech Nation, comments: “Tech Nation has a strong commitment to supporting ambitious entrepreneurs driving environmental and sustainable change. All of this year’s Elevator finalists were impressive and I look forward to seeing each one drive impact in the years to come, particularly at a time when green solutions are so critical to our future.”

Will Thompson, Chief Strategy Officer, Forbes Ignite, adds: “Eulogy’s Elevator competition is a great initiative, and it was an honour to meet the amazing finalists, all of which demonstrated remarkable ingenuity and promise. I am lucky enough to meet many disruptive companies as part of our social innovation work at Forbes Ignite and I can see the entrepreneurs behind these companies making a real difference in the world. I congratulate them all and look forward to supporting the winner through our community.”

Elisabeth Field, CEO, Eulogy, said; “We saw a huge level of talent and innovative thinking from this years’ Elevator applicants. At a time in which the climate crisis is front and centre, it was inspiring to hear from these five businesses who are all striving to make a real and impactful change on the world. As a business, we’re looking forward to working with Ripple Energy and supporting the finalists in their bid to drive positive change for a greener future.”

The competition forms part of the agency’s wider commitment to supporting green technology, social innovation and cause-led business and builds on its existing work with the likes of Roche, Headspace, In2scienceUK and Virgin Media Business.

To find out more about this year’s winner, Ripple Energy, see here.