Idea Blob - is where entrepreneurs and small business owners can share and grow their business ideas – and have a chance to win $10,000 towards fulfilling them. Great ideas are generated every day by people all across the country, and now these ideas have a place to live and grow. Eligible individuals can submit their business ideas to ideablob.com, and based on votes from the online community – which includes other innovators as well as friends, family, colleagues, associates, teachers and mentors –one idea every month will win $10,000. As individuals take part, their business has the potential to grow right along with it.
Designer's Accord Web Community - This beta community is a source for designer's to share and discuss materials, case studies, techniques for measuring environmental impact, life cycle analysis and other resources. It's broken down by topic with sections in the product, package and service design fields.
Energy Hub - technology start-up company that aligns the interests of utility companies and consumers. They give consumers the ability to monitor and control their home energy use, reduce their electricity consumption, and save money. They give utilities the ability to better manage peak loads, extend demand response to residential customers on a wide scale, and engage their customers in the process. By combining information with automation, EnergyHub's system reduces home electricity usage by up to 20%.
Design Green Now- A series of FREE panel discussions exploring the integration of innovative tools in the greening of consumer products. These sessions inspire and empower emerging designers to build a sustainable future NOW! They are currently organizing DGN 2009 events in NYC throughout April. For speaker recommendations in the categories of Energy, Waste or Materials or interest in sponsoring one of our events email: firstname.lastname@example.org