Greenstart kills its accelerator program for something better. The premier cleantech accelerator is going for the kill and has transformed itself into a venture capital + design firm that will offer its startups a full range of services aimed to create better value and impact.
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Mexico’s most important cleantech competition officially launched nearly a month ago, and after over 30 hours of business training in seminars and workshops, the 128 green entrepreneurs presented their business models during the first elimination round.
There is a growing consensus that entrepreneurs will be the force behind economic, social and environmental development this century. There are hundreds of thousands of budding entrepreneurs with world-changing ideas that need the right platform and training to take off. An organization called the Unreasonable Institute aims to help these audacious gen-next entrepreneurs take flight!
Intensive training, effective collaboration, international exposure, and expert guidance from the world’s best ensure that the ventures they work with take flight.
Skyline Solar, a manufacturer of High Gain Solar (HGS) arrays, is a company to keep your eye on. Not only is Skyline beginning to generate a good amount of traction in the media including Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, Reuters,CNET and as well as several renewable energy publications, but their system was innovative enough to attract $24. […]
It’s an occupational hazard that I attend numerous entrepreneurial panel discussions, technology-related networking events and start-up pitch sessions each month. Somehow, although I shouldn’t be by now, I am always surprised about how few women take up the entrepreneurial challenge. I frequently wonder why. So far, I haven’t come to any satisfying conclusions. So, I […]
[youtube= http://www.youtube.com/v/1etQC2-Vg_s&hl=en&fs=1] I really enjoy How To Change The World,a practical blog for impractical people. Now tell me, doesn’t that ring a bell with all green entrepreneurs? Here’s an excerpt from a recent post, actually a series of videos Guy has on The Art of Raising Venture Capital. Good tips for ecopreneurs! Related Posts: How […]
In my last post I talked about the pitch-to-pitch, that is, how to even get a potential investor to listen to your pitch for funding your green business. In this post, I’m going to assume you have a good plan for networking and outreach to venture capital firms and/or angel investors. The next question is […]
In past posts, we’ve covered how to write a business plan and even how to pitch a professional investor such as a venture capitalist. However, there is a missing step between those two activities, which an Ecopreneurist reader wrote in to ask about, and that is: How do you even get an investor to return […]
Fast money and fast movers. These are the phrases that come to mind when entrepreneurs talk about venture capital as a potential source of funding. But what if the flow of funds slowed down…way down? The Next Generation of Sustainable Capital The Investors’ Circle spring conference attempted to answer that question during a lively breakout […]
First of all, don’t worry about the business plan. I realize that sounds like crazy advice coming from a business consultant. However, I have seen too many entrepreneurs stalled or stressed when trying to write up a business plan when the plan really is not the critical issue. Many green business ventures that would be […]
As Joshua S. Hill wrote in our sisterblog Planetsave.com, on January 31, 2008, over 1500 universities and other organizations across the country participated in an all day teach-in about global warming solutions. Under the title “Focus the Nation”, each participating organization held a wide variety of trade-show-like fairs, panel discussions, public debates, presentation of research, […]