5 types of metrics – Health, Wealth, Earth, Equality, & Trust – are frequently ignored in financial reports & by traditional stock analysts. These metrics are seen as “soft” when they actually relate to “hard” value.
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As Founder and Editor in Chief of a blog about green business marketing, I’m intrigued by social entrepreneur success stories and have been engaging in conversations with successful triple bottom line businesses on secrets to success. Of the many green businesses that have crossed my desk at Green Marketing TV, I love the story of … Continued
Last month at the White House’s Science, Technology, and Innovation Summit for Global Development, UnderSecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property David Kappos launched a novel program created by the USPTO called the Patents for Humanity Challenge.
What’s life like for female entrepreneurs in the male-dominated tech industry? Find out, in our report from a SXSW panel moderated by Kara Swisher.
A running theme at this year’s SXSW that we deliberately sought out was the Access Economy. I had a chance to talk to Alex Stephany, COO of a UK startup called “ParkAtMyHouse.com”. The self explanatory URL is simple – allow people to make extra money by renting out excess parking space they might have at their residence. I sat down briefly with Alex, to learn more.
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you know that “collaborative consumption” is all the rage. Housing, transportation, service, or old clothing — they’ve all got peer-to-peer marketplaces. What challenges is the industry facing? What problems do you have to solve to be successful?
As part of our report on The Airbnb of Anything: The Growth of P2P Markets, we wanted to talk to a young company in the collaborative consumption space about the challenges they’re facing, and the strides they’ve made. Introducing SideTour, a peer-to-peer marketplace for authentic experiences.
Wifi, like cars, has an enormous untapped capacity that until recently had no viable way to be shared with others. KeyWifi is readying to launch a web based service that will allow people to safely share and rent their excess capacity to others. The implications are tremendous.
The Fisker Karma, a high performance luxury plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, broke down in the parking lot of Consumer Reports before they could conduct quality tests on it.
If you hang out in tech circles for more than five minutes, you’ve no doubt heard of Moore’s Law. It’s the idea that the number of transistors that can be placed inexpensively on an integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years (with a corresponding increase in computing power). Right now, $1000 buys you the computing power of one mouse brain. By 2050, the same $1000 will get you the computational power of every human brain on the planet.
Therein lies our salvation?
Greenstart is a San Francisco-based startup accelerator focused on helping entrepreneurs build successful companies at the intersection of cleantech and IT. So far its offer to entrepreneurs included mentorship, assistance with product design, legal help, introduction to investors and $25,000 in seed funding.
Perhaps the first step in the morphing of our electric delivery system into a more democratic enterprise is the adaption by a number of leading utilities, of internet-based social media, to engage more actively with their customer base.