Google has just announced a wonderful opportunity for you Indian social entrepreneurs out there, “Google Impact Challenge in India.” Here’s a bit from the Official Google Blog: On the eve of India’s independence day, we’re celebrating the spirit of creativity and entrepreneurship of the world’s largest democracy by spotlighting the best local nonprofits that are […]
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The Westly Group recently announced their 160M cleantech fund at the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco. Future360 got the inside story on the announcement.
According to Steve Westly, it’s harbinger of things to come. Westly cites the IPO for Tesla as the first time people saw a big transformational idea come to fore.
Recently, Dr. Sugata Mitra was awarded the 2013 TED Prize. This prestigious honor grants him $1 million to build a learning laboratory based on his ‘hole in the wall’ principles and experiment. The whole idea is to develop learning environments in which teachers are merely facilitators and coaches for children who teach themselves by […]
Upon arriving in Hawaii for the inaugural Lightning Excelerator, one path of PICHTR’s dual-pathway Energy Excelerator, eight innovative clean energy companies enjoyed the warm weather and whale-watching season during a full and fast-paced week of cranking on their businesses.
Every 28 days across the globe, half the world’s population menstruates. Yet despite this is one of life’s most natural occurrences, for millions of girls and women across Asia, Africa, Central and South America the high cost of sanitary napkins ensures menstruation is a significant challenge.
William McDonough, winner of two U.S. Presidential awards for environmental sustainability, announced last week that he will partner with Cherokee to support environmental startups through the Cherokee-McDonough Challenge.
Technology is improving lives like we never imagined. Yet innovations in medicine, business and communications have far outpaced tech-enabled advances in the nonprofit sector. Google wants to change that. Google launched the Global Impact Awards in December last year to support organizations using technology and innovative approaches to tackle some of the toughest human challenges.
Everyone loves the surprise of a well-executed flash mob, so why not apply that concept to promoting issues and perpetuating more random acts of kindness? Well, that is exactly what the folks at HopeMob are doing. They are using the power of story and online media to generate interest and aid for a number of helpful causes; including, recently – Hurricane Sandy.
As the title indicates, Telluride Venture Accelerator (TVA) wants to invest in the success of your entrepreneurial endeavor. The 2013 year will be its inaugural season and you can apply to be a participant in this program through November 15, 2012. If you’ve ever started a business, you know first-hand how difficult it is. There […]
Malachite Technologies, a startup-company based in San Francisco, California, has been working on how to improve solar cell performance by using higher-efficiency semi-conductors.
With a unique design and great price point, the Kenguru is an up-and-coming vehicle designed to suit the transportation needs for those in wheelchairs. It fills a need for a large group of people while remaining economical and it’s got a fantastic future ahead of itself.
SURGE Accelerator is the ONLY accelerator focused on energy software. They accept the world’s best energy software entrepreneurs and companies into their program and put them on a path to success. SURGE provides entrepreneurs with the seed capital, expert mentorship, and industry ecosystem to rise to true market validation. SURGE Accelerator’s Houston and Gulf Coast resources ensure entrepreneurs benefit from one of the world’s best ecosystems. Apply today.
Article originally published at NREL’s Renewable Energy Project Finance website Think of it like Costco or Sam’s Club for purchasing solar photovolatics (PV). Some savvy folks in Oregon thought it would be a great idea to buy PV in bulk for their neighborhood to get a big volume discount and share the savings with neighbors. So […]
Online voting is now open for the WWF Switzerland Tropical Forest Challenge, and will remain available until September 30, 2012. Challenge winners will be endorsed by WWF Switzerland and provided global visibility, networking and capacity building opportunities.
Innovative for-profit solutions with a positive impact on tropical forest biodiversity are needed for the benefit of the planet and the people. On behalf of WWF Switzerland, Ennovent manages the Tropical Forest Challenge, to find the best for-profit solutions in 3 categories: ideas, startups and companies. Ennovent accelerates innovations creating a sustainable impact on low-income people.
Calling designers, architects, artists, makers, coders, activists — lift your city UP! Do you see the public realm as a canvas? Do you have a design or technology project that could transform the way people experience the city? Bring your projects to life at San Francisco’s Urban Prototyping (UP) Festival – you’ll get a materials stipend, a downtown street exhibition, and a chance to change cities forever through your work.
Grupo Dragon recently placed an order for 28 wind turbines from Danish manufacturer, Vestas, for the new Los Altos wind farm in Jalisco, Mexico. Los Altos will be Mexico’s largest wind project after the one in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.
The project will have a total capacity of 50.4 MW, and is expected to reach completion by the second half of 2013.
Even though the Rio+20 Conference has been deemed a failure in the media the last few days it should be mentioned that some positive changes are happening. United Nations just announced on the conference this Thursday that more than $50 Million of new renewable energy investments from the private sector have been made.