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Indian Social Entrepreneurs, Apply For Google Impact Challenge In India!

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 […]

August 12th

Westly Group Announces 150 Million Cleantech Fund

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.

April 5th

Independent Learning Through a Hole in the Wall

  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 […]

March 28th

Google’s Global Impact Awards Supports Non-Profit Tech Innovators

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.

January 3rd

SURGE Accelerator Accepting Applications for Energy Software & IT Startups

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.

October 15th

WWF Switzerland Tropical Forest Challenge: Social Entrepreneurs Apply Now!

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.

September 10th

Urban Prototyping San Francisco: Design For Public Space Contest. Apply now!

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.

August 13th

Vestas Supplies New Wind Farm in Mexico

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.

July 20th