By Claire West

Sustainable Brands has announced that it is expanding its start-up competition to London.

Environmental and social-impact entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas are encouraged to apply and compete at the Sustainable Brands Innovation Open (SBIO) in conjunction with the SB London conference taking place on November 18-19 at the Lancaster London.

The winner will receive brand consultancy services from Dragon Rouge, tickets to attend a future SB event in 2014, exhibit space at the conference to promote their product or service, and exposure to members of the Sustainable Brands community.

“We are pleased to be bringing our SB Innovation Open to the UK as part of our Sustainable Brands conference this year,” states KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz, founder of Sustainable Brands. “We’ve been featuring this competition in the US for four years now and have seen high caliber, disruptive business models, products and services that stem from dedicated entrepreneurs who are challenging the status quo in business today. Many of these teams go on to secure investor funding and distribution channels for their products/services that continue to support and contribute to our flourishing future.”