SXSW Eco Austin: Cleantech Startup Pitch Competition. Apply Now!

The SXSW Eco Startup Showcase presented by Austin Technology Clean Energy Incubator and Austin Energy is a one-day venture capital pitch competition exhibiting the best of cleantech startups from around the world. We are accepting applications for the Showcase through July 13. Turn the spotlight on your clean technology innovation and entrepreneurship, Startup Showcase at the SXSW Eco in Austin promises to be a great stepping stone for your cleantech venture. Then, our Advisory Board, made up of cleantech investment professionals from top firms across the country,…

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Green Machine: Saint-Gobain's NOVA Innovation Competition Taps American Startups in Green Construction

Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building materials company, has partnered with the U.S. Green Building Council – Northern California Chapter (USGBC-NCC) to co-present the company’s NOVA Innovation Competition. The startup competition rewards startup greentech and cleantech businesses around the world offering innovations in sustainable products, advanced materials, high-efficiency building solutions, clean technology and renewable energy sources with cash prizes and access to partnership opportunities with Saint-Gobain.

Build up your Start-up Potential: Compete in the Leading Startup Innovation Competition, Deadline June 30th- Apply here

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Crowdfunding Platform: Bitponics Simplifies Hydroponic Gardening for Urban Areas

“Too many people are afraid to grow their own food.”, says Amit Kumar, founder, Bitponics and, “Even more folks cannot due to limited land and space resources.” Bitponics was founded by Amit Kumar and Michael Doherty to help with just that.
The two Californians who grew up growing their food and working home gardens, missed plants and growing vegetables when they moved to urban New York City. Amit dabbled in hydroponics for two years and met future partner Michael (who was probably doing the same things during that time!) at a drop-in class at NYU. They had similar interests and ideas-that hydroponics (growing plants without soil, using a nutrient-rich medium) and software is a win-win combination.

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Crowdfunding Platform: Swap-O-Matic Aims to Become A Mascot of The New Sharing Economy

The Swap-O-Matic is a vending machine that allows users to swap and trade, rather than buy. It’s currently located at Ample Hills Creamery, an ice cream shop in Brooklyn, NY. Each of the donated items in the machine is free and there is no charge for using the Swap-O-Matic – just simply sign up with your email. The Swap-O-Matic is a great way to remind people how important it is to reuse and share the items they have, and inspire others to do the same. Help us to fund this project, make the Swap-O-Matic better, and spread the machines and message even farther!

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Crowdfunding Platform: Fracking Puts Colorado's Organic Farmers Under Seige

We should be growing our own food! All of us should; as a society why did we stop? Our agricultural construct is a problem everyone refuses to acknowledge because we like bananas in Colorado or we want oranges in the winter. We don’t think about the fact that those tropical fruits came from…well, the tropics. Importing and exporting and transporting food is expensive, especially because it’s something we need daily and always.
want to share a video with you that’s very special to me and everyone who worked on it because it marks the beginning of an incredible journey. This is the first teaser we put together for Holy Terror; before gas drilling was even an issue in the North Fork Valley. We fell in love with an inspirational tale on a breathtakingly beautiful farm in the Rockies:

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Green Mortgages: Save Money and The Environment

You may have considered going green as good for the environment, but it can also have a huge positive impact on your finances. If you’ve never drawn a direct comparison between eco-friendly home improvements and better mortgage rates, now is the time to do so.

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US DOE: Calling Developers to Create Apps For Energy and Win Big!

The Energy Department’s first ever Apps for Energy competition challenges the American developers and the tech community to build apps that help consumers get the most out of their utility data, save money and energy.

Cleanweb is booming and is a promising way to save energy at a scale that is pertinent today to fight climate change, rising power rate and power shortages. How can you get on the cleanweb bandwagon? Developer competitions like the Cleanweb Hackathon are a perfect platform.

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