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Green Chemistry Business Plan Competition

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 […]

March 9th

Why Facebook Likes Cleantech

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.

March 29th

Fighting Faeces and Flies at Ghana Hackathon

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.

January 21st

Have An Innovative Solution for a Future City? Register by Jan 18 for StreetFest

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 […]

January 16th

Hawaii Cleantech Incubator Accepting Submissions for Next Round of Funding

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: […]

January 10th

Ennovent Announces Winners of the WWF Switzerland Tropical Forest Challenge

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.

December 17th

LaunchHouse Accelerator Gears Up For Showcase Day

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.

November 26th

CleanTech Open Winners 2012 Highlights

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.

November 20th

Call for Applications: Acterra’s 2013 Business Environmental Awards

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.

November 19th

GreenStart’s Fall 2012 Demo Day Launches 4 Cleantech Companies

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.

November 14th

Cleantech Challenge Mexico Names Its Winners

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.

October 28th