Empowering the Creators of Tomorrow


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Why Earthwise?

Imagine a world where innovation meets impact and startups become a force for creating a bright tomorrow. That’s the thinking behind Earthwise, a unique platform designed to empower sustainable businesses – and illuminate the path to success

A Collaborative Ecosystem

Enriched by a dedicated matchmaking tool. Connect with purpose-driven investors and fellow innovators at Love Tomorrow 2024. Build strong relationships, exchange ideas to unlock a world of possibilities.


Inspiring Expertise

Earthwise curates inspiring keynote sessions featuring renowned entrepreneurs at Love Tomorrow 2024. Gain valuable insights to propel your business forward.


Pitching Competition

Take centre stage. Participate in the VITO4STARTERS startup call to pitch at Love Tomorrow 2024. Impress a distinguished jury and strive for prestigious awards.


The Circle of Innovation

Start it X brings together business leaders and startup founders to build sustainable futures through meaningful one-on-one conversations. This initiative creates valuable partnerships and connections, enhancing approaches to sustainability challenges in a 120-minute session.

Apply to Pitch and Win at VITO4STARTERS

Your alignment with VITO4STARTERS grants access to essential expertise and resources for success and positive impact. Winning startups will benefit from a comprehensive support package.

Who Can Apply?

Calling all innovative startups tackling pressing social or environmental challenges.

Whether it’s developing circular materials, reducing CO2 emissions, or creating smarter energy systems, VITO4STARTERS is here to supercharge your game-changing ideas.

Eligibility Criteria

  • EU-based startup
  • Provides innovative solutions to social or environmental challenges
  • Minimum viable product (MVP) or demonstrably successful service (revenue not required)
  • Needs technological support or infrastructure access
  • Classified as an SME according to the EU definition


Here’s what to do next:


Apply by Sunday, 19 May

Submit your pitch (video and deck) showcasing your innovative solution.

Watch for the shortlist announcement on Monday, 26 June

Find out if you’re chosen.


Pitch and Shine on Thursday, 25 July

Present your idea to industry heavyweights and an audience at Love Tomorrow 2024.

Turn ideas into impact.

Get Inspired – Last Year’s Winner

Need a bit of inspiration? Check out last year’s VITO4STARTERS winner to see how Uze is revolutionising the world of EV charging with their innovative solutions.

And the winner is...

Circle of Innovation

​​Beyond the competition, there are more opportunities such as the Circle of Innovation, hosted by Start it X. This initiative is a powerful occasion where business leaders and startup founders come together to forge sustainable futures. Within 120 minutes, Start it X facilitates meaningful one-on-one conversations, pairing innovative startups and researchers with corporations eager to tackle real sustainability challenges. This platform creates win-win partnerships and valuable connections that can revolutionise your approach to sustainability goals.

Don’t miss out Earthwise at Love Tomorrow 2024


What is Earthwise?

Earthwise is an entrepreneurial platform presented by Love Tomorrow and VITO, in collaboration with Startit X. Taking place at the Love Tomorrow conference 2024 on July 25th, it highlights startups from Belgium and internationally that are making a positive impact on society and the environment. The event features a competition where startups can pitch their innovative solutions and compete for a substantial prize pool and professional support.

Is Earthwise a part of Love Tomorrow 2024?

Yes, Earthwise is a significant component of Love Tomorrow 2024. It’s integrated into the conference as a special segment dedicated to fostering sustainable innovation. Participants will engage in a day filled with impactful entrepreneurship, alongside other activities that align with the conference’s focus on sustainability and innovation.

What role does VITO4STARTERS play in Earthwise?

VITO4STARTERS is instrumental in Earthwise, providing the platform where selected startups pitch their innovative solutions. Winners receive a significant price pool and essential research support. This initiative helps equip startups with the necessary tools and resources to enhance their contributions to sustainability.

How are the final selections made for the pitching competition?

The final selections in the pitching competition are made by a jury composed of members from VITO and other esteemed figures from the start-up ecosystem. This panel also evaluates the pitches during the event, ensuring that the most innovative and impactful ideas are recognised and rewarded.

What other opportunities does Earthwise offer besides the pitching competition?

Beyond the main competition, Earthwise includes the Circle of Innovation, facilitated by Start it X. This event allows startup founders to engage directly with corporate leaders through one-on-one sessions, fostering partnerships that target real-world sustainability challenges and creating opportunities for meaningful collaboration.

How can participants benefit from attending Earthwise at Love Tomorrow 2024?

Participants at Earthwise have the unique opportunity to network with a diverse group of entrepreneurs, investors, and experts in sustainability. The event includes a matchmaking tool that allows attendees to pre-arrange meetings, providing a structured environment to forge valuable connections and explore potential collaborations in a creative and inspiring setting.