Are you or your company dedicated to green chemistry and engineering and have a potential solution for one or more of our planet’s most pressing issues? Consider applying to the Green Chemistry Institute’s Business Plan Competition, where finalists will get the chance to now only win some money, but to also get training on business […]
Lack of access to freshwater is a major touchpoint of our times, as we require it for drinking, washing, and a wide variety of industrial processes, and one of the biggest challenges facing nations in arid regions is supplying fresh potable water in a cost-effective and energy-efficient manner. Because the largest source of water for […]
The Artha Venture Challenge, a national competition run by impact investment portal, the Artha Platform aims to find the most ambitious, early stage social entrepreneurs in India.
Future360 spoke with Bill Weihl, Sustainabilty Guru at Facebook. Facebook partnered with the Cleantech Group for the “Cleantech Goes Social” Competition. Weihl spoke of Facebook’s role as a platform for people to solve sustainability problems.
Plastic Pollution Coalition announced that it is accepting applications for Think Beyond Plastic, a contest for entrepreneurs working on products, services, materials and infrastructure solutions that result in a measurable reduction inplastic pollution. Deadline for submissions is March 18, 2013.
Hackathons have brought software developers, programmers, and even venture capitalists together to collaborate intensely on a software project with a given data set over a short period of time – usually 2-5 days – since 1999.
Currently, with the support of social entrepreneurs and do-gooders, hack-a-thons are not just for techies. Instead, data sets are supplied for social problems like water distribution in India or energy efficient solutions in New York City or stopping the worldwide spread of Malaria or HIV/AIDs.
The Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship (APTE) Summit is an annual conference at Ohio State that is completely put on by students whose mission is to inspire and empower individuals to fight poverty by using entrepreneurship and innovation. The summit is scheduled for February 9, 2013.
As resources deplete and city populations rise, we need to re-think how our cities are designed and inhabited for future citizens to thrive. Rather than focusing on deficits, IDEAS CITY 2013, a festival created to examine this topic and effect change, will encourage an exploration of the resources or “untapped capital”, that may be under-recognized or underutilized. The 2013 […]
The Feast has partnered up with NBC Universal to present the Rev Up Change Challenge. What’s at stake? $25,000 for one world-shaking change maker and a slot to speak at The Feast Conference 2013.
Later this month, the innovative organizations behind Hawaii’s clean energy revolution are hosting a business accelerator to help find, fund, and support clean energy solutions in the Aloha State. Ready to head to the tropics and pitch your project? Hawaii is ready for a clean energy future and is looking for you. Hawaii’s Energy Excelerator: […]
Ennovent and WWF Switzerland announce the winners of the Tropical Forest Challenge in two categories, company and startup. Launched in May 2012, the WWF Switzerland Tropical Forest Challenge is a global initiative managed by Ennovent on behalf of WWF Switzerland to discover the best for-profit enterprises from around the world that have a positive impact on the conservation of tropical forest biodiversity.
The LaunchHouse Accelerator program, also known as LHX, is set to present ten exciting technology based companies to the investment community at the LHX Showcase Day on Wednesday, November 28, from 4-9pm. The ten teams preparing to graduate from LHX were exposed to a range of topics including concept validation, revenue modeling and customer acquisition. The integration of customer development, first-class mentors and speakers from around the country helped to take these companies to the next level.
On November 8th and 9th, the Cleantech Open 2012 Global Forum was held in San Jose, CA. In this “Golden Globes” of Cleantech, the latest in national and international entrepreneurs, members of the investment community, corporate partners, the cleantech community, and like-minded business leaders were brought together for the mutual goals of launching successful cleantech companies.
Acterra, an environmental non-profit organization located in Silicon Valley, CA, is accepting applications for its 2013 Business Environmental Awards. All businesses and public agencies located in the following Bay Area counties are eligible to apply: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz County. Non-profits may also apply if environmental work is not their central mission.
This year’s categories are: Environmental Project, Environmental Innovation, Sustainable Built Environment, and the Acterra Award for Sustainability.
GreenStart is a force to be reckoned with – a digital technology force for good, that is. Good which disrupts, democratizes and improves nearly every aspect of life on earth. With a focus on energy and transforming the way humans generate, transport, consume, and buy energy is the challenge GreenStart has chosen to tackle.
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 […]
Last month, Cleantech Challenge Mexico honored the competition’s eight finalists during its award ceremony held in Mexico City. The winner of the completion took away MX$250,000 in cash, while the eight finalists were eligible for up to US$30 million in venture capital investments.