SB'17 Detroit Innovation Open Co-Coordinator [Volunteer/Intern]

About Sustainable Brands

Sustainable Brands is the global learning, collaboration, and commerce community committed to replenishing the world through better brands. Sustainable Brands offers news and views from thought and practice leaders both online and at live events, a robust resource library and peer-to-peer learning groups. In addition, there are a variety of opportunities for solution providers to share their solutions with the global community of brand innovators seeking to deliver the better brands of the future. Sustainable Brands inspires, engages and equips today's business and brand leaders to grow revenues and enhance brand value, reputation and loyalty, while helping create a healthy and sustainable future for all. Sustainable Brands is produced and supported by Sustainable Life Media, located in San Francisco, CA.


About the SB Innovation Open (SBIO)

SBIO [] is a startup competition for businesses who can have a big impact in the world of sustainability. The aim is to highlight the business models that bake social and/or environmental issues into their core while being a viable business that can scale their impact.

11 semi-finalists will be invited to attend the Sustainable Brands 2017 Detroit Conference in May 2017 where they will meet and pitch to a panel of judges before the final 4 are selected to pitch in front of the full conference audience. 

This year is the 9th SBIO and we want it to be the best yet. We need to find the elite among the next generation of sustainable brand startups.


About You

Someone passionate about startups working for good. Comfortable networking - reaching out to potential participants, sponsors, and media partners. A well organized self-starter, happy to take direction and show initiative.


About the Position

From now to May 2017 we need someone to commit to 10-20 hours per week to co-coordinate:

  • Securing sponsors and prizes
  • Marketing the competition to potential entrants
  • Writing up interviews with past and present SBIO finalists to be published on
  • Securing the judges
  • Coordinating the semi-finalists to be prepared and onsite for the conference
  • Coordinating the event onsite

This position includes travel & board to Detroit, MI for the conference from May 22-25, so please keep in mind.  Undergraduates and Grad Students are encouraged to apply for academic credit.  We are always looking for qualified individuals to join our team, so the potential for future employment is there for the right candidate.


Bonus Skills & Experience

  • Comfortable using Gmail, Skype and Dropbox
  • Background in sustainability and/or well read on the subject
  • Passionate about startups and innovation


Why you’ll love SB

Our team is an incredible and eclectic mix of media and sustainable business experts. We offer a flexible work schedule, possible part time telecommuting and the best networking opportunity of your life. Check out our SB’16 San Diego speaker list and you’ll know what we mean. We are a fun, young team of individuals passionate about the role brand and business can play in moving towards a sustainable future. If you feel the same way, we'd love to hear from you.


What you’ll need to do

Send your resume and a cover letter that is interesting and personal to Please also include a URL to your LinkedIn profile and twitter handle if applicable.

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