PepsiCo Australia and New Zealand has launched its Greenhouse Program for the first time in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, to collaborate and support entrepreneurs who are developing innovative solutions that promote the circular economy for packaging and climate reduction.

PepsiCo is seeking 10 start-ups based in APAC whose solutions integrate purpose into their missions, creating tangible impact for the business, consumers, communities, and our planet. The selected start-ups are granted USD$20,000 in funding and will participate in a four-month business optimisation program designed to accelerate growth.

“The launch of PepsiCo’s Greenhouse Accelerator Program in APAC is a testament to our enduring and continued dedication to sustainability and innovation. As a company, PepsiCo is acutely aware of its critical role in driving positive change and creating a more sustainable future for all,” PepsiCo APAC CEO, Wern Yuen Tan said.  

“The Greenhouse program has been a tremendous source of ideation, talent development, and agility, allowing us to collaborate with like-minded, mission-driven entrepreneurs as they scale innovative ideas to reduce our environmental impact and promote a more resilient future.”

The program includes personalised mentorship with experts across various PepsiCo functions to help address critical early-stage business operations such as strategic planning, corporate structuring, and fundraising. Start-ups will also have access to brand optimisation, product development, supply chain management, customer acquisition and distribution during the program.

At the end of the program, one start-up will be awarded an additional USD$100,000 in funding to continue expansion, and an opportunity to continue partnering with PepsiCo on future projects.

For applicant information and additional detail on this year’s PepsiCo Greenhouse program, please visit here.