After a public vote and review by a selection panel, SmartYields was selected as a semi-finalist for the “Innovation Open,” part of the Sustainable Brands conference to be held in San Diego in June. The news was covered today by Pacific Business News.

The “Innovation Open” is a business plan competition for mission-driven startups and entrepreneurs. The competition provides an opportunity for next generation brands to showcase their innovative solutions to today’s pressing environmental, social and economic challenges, as well as connect and collaborate with multi-national brands, accelerators and thought leaders in sustainability.

Smart Yields and ten other semi-finalists will take part in the “Activation Hub,” and deliver their pitch in front of conference attendees and judges on June 7. Four finalists will then advance to the main stage on June 8. A live vote will then be held to pick a ‘People’s Choice Winner’ and the judges will determine the overall ‘Sustainable Brands 2016 Innovation Open Winner.’

For more information on the event, visit Sustainable Brands.