Water-Energy Nexus: A Connection That’s Driving Innovation

Venture Well

For World Water Day, we spoke with three ventures operating at the water-energy nexus to learn how they're addressing strains in both resource systems. The post Water-Energy Nexus: A Connection That’s Driving Innovation appeared first on VentureWell.

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Facilitating AccelVT Energy 2019 Cohort

Paul G. Silva

I often talk about how startups are the ones out there saving the world. This summer I have the delight of facilitating the newest cohort of the AccelVT Accelerator.

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A Sneak Peak at Some LA Startup Energy

Both Sides of the Table

Have a quick view below for what is in store at our Upfront Summit – a little bit of LA startup energy and creativity. You disappeared? What the fork happened to you? And what’s up with this crazy new blog design? Well … more on that next week. I will tell more.

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A Mental Model for Prioritizing Your Startup's Energies

Tomasz Tunguz

I’ve playing with a new mental model for early-stage startups: a pendulum. This pendulum oscillates between the limiting factors of the business at different stages. There only two limiting factors in this mental model: product and go to market. At the moment a startup is founded, the business is product limited. You can’t do much without a product. After the company establishes product market fit, the pendulum swings to go-to-market.

i2E Inc. and the George Kaiser Family Foundation co-lead a $4 million investment in Tulsa-based THG Energy Solutions

Innovation 2 Enterprise

THG Energy Solutions, LLC, is an innovative software-as-a-service energy data and technology provider. and the George Kaiser Family Foundation recently co-led a $4 million Series A investment round in THG Energy Solutions, LLC, a Tulsa and Austin-based provider of energy management and demand response technology serving multi-facility clients throughout North America. About THG Energy Solutions, LLC. May 21, 2019.

Why I’m Turning Over a New Leaf & Refocusing My Energy

Both Sides of the Table

Why I’m Turning Over a New Leaf & Refocusing My Energy was originally published in Both Sides of the Table on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. This election has been hard on our country.

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What Will Happen In The 2020s

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

climate crisis crypto economics employment entrepreneurship Food and Drink hacking energy hacking finance policy Politics Science VC & TechnologyIt’s 2020. Time to look forward to the decade that is upon us. One of my favorite quotes, attributed to Bill Gates, is that people overestimate what will happen in a year and underestimate what will happen in a decade. This is an important decade for mankind.

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[CyberX in Yahoo Finance] CyberX Sponsors SANS Webinar on Defending Energy Utilities from Cyberattacks

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The post [CyberX in Yahoo Finance] CyberX Sponsors SANS Webinar on Defending Energy Utilities from Cyberattacks appeared first on OurCrowd.

[NanoLock in PR Newswire] NanoLock Security Joins with Mekorot to Deliver Cyber Protection for Water and Energy Utilities

OurCrowd

The post [NanoLock in PR Newswire] NanoLock Security Joins with Mekorot to Deliver Cyber Protection for Water and Energy Utilities appeared first on OurCrowd.

[Virgin Hyperloop One in Indian Web2] Virgin Hyperloop One claims to offer Most Energy-Efficient System for Mass Transportation

OurCrowd

Transport tech firm Virgin Hyperloop One (VHO) on Friday said Hyperloop system is poised to be the most energy-efficient mode of mass transportation globally.

Funding Friday: A Window Pane Solar Panel

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Solar energy is not easy to adopt. climate change crowdfunding hacking energyI saw this project earlier this week and backed it immediately. But I have found that once you start, you get into it and keep going. This might make it easier for some to start down that path.

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Smart Thermostats

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I really like the area of networks, platforms, and protocols that will allow us to efficiently manage our energy consumption. hacking energyMy colleague Dani sent me this chart last week: I believe this is more or less a proxy for smart wifi-enabled thermostats in the US.

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A Resilient Grid

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

NY State has been pushing in this direction for years now under the leadership of Richard Kauffman, Chairman of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The state has deregulated the energy markets, they have created substantial incentives for property owners to build out renewable (solar/battery/etc) capacity in their buildings, and they have put forth a vision of an energy grid that is not reliant on any one entity to stay up.

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[Virgin Hyperloop One in Cheddar] Virgin Hyperloop One Commits to Becoming the World’s Most Energy Efficient Mass Transit Option

OurCrowd

In conjunction with Climate Week NYC, Virgin Hyperloop One (VHO) announced Friday that it is working to become the world’s most energy efficient form of mass transportation.

[Virgin Hyperloop One in Auto.com] Virgin Hyperloop One Claims to Offer Most Energy-Efficient System for Mass Transportation

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Smart Home Data Aggregator?

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

We can manage our energy consumption and much more with a lot more precision and intelligence now. climate change hacking energyThe devices in our homes are getting smart. That is awesome. But I find myself logging into one app to get data on my thermostats, another to get data on my security system, another to get data on my solar panels, and another to get data on my electric vehicles.

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Faculty Spotlight: Nordica MacCarty from Oregon State University

Venture Well

Nordica MacCarty from Oregon State University is helping students invent sustainable household energy systems for developing communities. . The post Faculty Spotlight: Nordica MacCarty from Oregon State University appeared first on VentureWell.

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New York’s Climate and Community Protection Act

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

climate change hacking energy policy Politics Uncategorized CCPAThe lawmakers in Albany have passed legislation known as the Climate and Community Protection Act (CCPA) and it is sitting on the Governor’s desk awaiting signature. There is plenty of debate on whether CCPA is good policy or bad policy.

how startups can lessen their environmental footprint

Venture Well

From using renewable energy sources to minimizing packaging waste, early-stage innovators can find ways to lessen their environmental footprint. The post how startups can lessen their environmental footprint appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators sustainable design

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Dandapani Discusses Focus, Harnessing Entrepreneurial Drive, Parenting and Purpose

Entrepreneurs' Organization

As soon as we control where awareness goes we control where energy flows. As soon as we control where energy is flowing we control what is manifesting in our life. I need to be able to harness my drive and better manage my energy. Drive consumes energy.

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Misk 500 MENA Accelerator Celebrates First Demo Day

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The energy in the room in Riyadh, on May 13th, was palpable. Its been one week since the Misk 500 Batch 1 Demo Day and we’re still smiling. The 19 companies were on FIRE and rose to the occasion to give the best versions of their pitches.

No Shenanigans

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Like most things that are incredibly valuable, values are not easy to get right, but they are worth investing a lot of time and energy in. I was talking to a friend today about company values and how important they are but also how lame so many of them are.

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Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Energy is infectious. Be sure that your energy helps, not hinders, and purposefully inspires people to deliver.

An update on YC China

Y Combinator

The energy and talent in China is an amazing force. In the summer of 2018, Qi Lu joined Y Combinator to help create YC China, a localized version of our U.S. program. As we worked to establish YC China, we had a change in leadership. With this, our strategy changed back to our tried and true approach of supporting local and international startups from our headquarters in Silicon Valley.

What is a Starter?

Co Starters

Is it really helpful to spend so much energy defining the distinctions between the glorified startup with its claim to disruptive innovation or the scalable technology venture versus the slow-growth small business or sole proprietorship?

Q4 2019 Applications Now Open

TechStars

Techstars Energy Accelerator in Partnership with Equinor (Oslo). The Heritage Group Accelerator Powered by Techstars is digging into technologies across construction, materials, environmental and recycling, and energy and refining.

Congrats to a Former Student Making The World A Better Place

Paul G. Silva

Her social venture is organized and dreams like a high tech silicon valley startup – but all of that energy is directed to doing good, at scale. So much food goes to waste in our country every year. So many people are hungry. It is literally cheaper to throw food away than to give it away… until now. A few years ago I had the honor of mentoring Maria Rose Belding when she and her partners at Means Database were in the Valley Venture Mentors startup Accelerator.

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Lesa Mitchell joins The Heritage Group Accelerator Powered by Techstars to help startups disrupt legacy enterprises

TechStars

Specialty Chemicals & Energy: Special chemical products across a range of lubricants, solvents, fuels and other specialty chemicals; energy generation including battery technology.

Are CSR and Sustainability the New Magnets for Top Talent?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Energy consultancy, Geo Green Power , says they have seen a surge in businesses making the move to more sustainable energy options. The number of businesses contacting us for energy consultancy is growing year on year. Written by Annie Button. .

2019’s Top 10 Business Leaders in Sustainability

Impact Hub

Each area contributes to its vision of a planet that runs entirely on green energy. The business’ sustainability strategy zones in on green energy using approaches like phasing out coal use and using wind and solar power.

Soul Care for the Ecosystem Builder

Co Starters

Entrepreneurs are very needy people, and nonprofits are always going to take all the energy you have to give,” suggests Cecilia Wessinger. Shining a light on burnout among entrepreneurs and the people who support them. Burnout is not a new topic for the business world.

Five Years of Transformation

Co Starters

They have a lot of energy, excitement, talent, passion?—?resources, Everywhere we go there’s a suppressed energy just waiting for an outlet to be expressed. By Enoch Elwell, CO.STARTERS Founder & Visionary.

B2B Game Changers: How to Discover a Distinct Advantage and Become a Market Leader

Entrepreneurs' Organization

To create an innovative product that generates a high return on investment, B2B companies will need to make strategic choices on where to focus their energy. It’s essential to choose where to focus your energy, resources and budget.

Navigating the Stages of Community Growth

Co Starters

The context and trajectory of the emerging trends were recognized, and efforts were focused on timely interventions that played off of the particular moment of focused excitement and energy. A Model for Starting and Sustaining an Entrepreneurial Community. By Enoch Elwell.

LaunchPad Lift Spotlight: Shower Stream Aims to Reduce Water Waste, One Shower at a Time

TechStars

this problem could waste two trillion gallons of water, one trillion kWh of energy and $50B annually. The company aims to reduce water and energy waste without disturbing the customer’s experience and provide analytics on the savings.

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USV’s Climate Thesis

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Leap is an API for connecting smart devices to the energy markets. My partner Albert wrote a bit about how USV is investing in the climate/sustainability sector today. The high-level summary is “not very differently than we have and are investing in other sectors” At USV, we like certain businesss models, go to market approaches, and product types and that won’t change as we add climate/sustainability to our focus areas of wellness, knowledge, and capital.

You can have two Big Things, but not three

A Smart Bear

More often, there’s just one that receives the majority of the energy, and the rest suffers. Forget work/life integration for a minute. How much time do you have, regardless of partitioning?

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A Look Ahead to Techstars Startup Weekend in 2020: More Connected than Ever Before

TechStars

Quite simply, we want to bring together the incredible passion and energy from across the network to increase our impact on critical challenges. As we get ready to ring in 2020, we’re thrilled to announce some exciting new additions to our Techstars Startup Weekend programs.

[Engie in Financial Review] Interventions push up power bills: Engie

OurCrowd

The chief executive of French-owned energy group Engie has warned that an increasing amount of ”ad-hoc” intervention by the federal government is a bad sign for investors sizing up energy investments in Australia and will also lead to higher power bills.

Incumbent and Insurgent: Adding Value Together

TechStars

Today, global energy corporation Equinor and startup Crux OCM are working together to test Crux OCM’s software, which functions as an “autopilot” for oil and gas control room operators.