GigaOM Announces Green:Net 2010 LaunchPad Winners

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Ten top startups leveraging information technology to positively impact climate change will present on stage at Green:Net 2010 next month.

Choosing ten winners from the pool of applicants was no easy task, but these companies and products are some of the brightest upstarts that will be using computing, software, the web and mobile to make business more sustainable and to help fight climate change

GigaOM today announced the winners of the Green:Net LaunchPad, a high-profile competition that recognizes the 10 best companies or products using IT to fight climate change. The winners were selected from the Launchpad applicants who submitted for a chance to present on stage at Green:Net 2010, the only industry conference that examines how the tools created for the Internet, computing, and technology industries will be crucial for fighting climate change.

Companies honored as LaunchPad winners will get a chance to present their business models on stage at Green:Net 2010. The winners of the 2nd Annual Green:Net Launchpad competition are:

  •     Building Solutions - software used for testing home energy efficiency
  •     Carbon Voyage - web site enables users to compare travel options based on both cost and environmental impact
  •     ecoATM – ATM-style eCycling stations for pricing, buy-back, trade-in and recycling of used consumer electronics and mobile phone
  •     EcoDomus – building information management software incorporating building information models, 3D modeling, and real time sensors
  •     ecoVouch - free web based application for iPhone that helps you find eco-friendly products and services around you
  •     energics – algorithms for developing the next generation of the smart grid
  •     GE – the company plans to announce an innovative new product for energy efficient backup power
  •     People Power – open-source home energy-management software/gadget
  •     Soneter – innovative meter technology to measure water consumption
  •     Vecarius – energy harvesting and scavenging systems that aggregate and combine energy for efficient reuse in internal combustion engines

All of the Green:Net LaunchPad winners have developed innovative technology that leverages information technology — the web, mobile devices, wireless networks, software and computing — to fight climate change in some way.

“Choosing ten winners from the pool of applicants was no easy task, but these companies and products are some of the brightest upstarts that will be using computing, software, the web and mobile to make business more sustainable and to help fight climate change," says Katie Fehrenbacher, Editor of Earth2Tech and organizer of the Green:Net conference.

Winners will present their companies live on the Launchpad at Green:Net 2010 on April 29. The one-day conference, which is held in San Francisco at Mission Bay Conference Center, draws thought-leaders from the fields of information technology, venture capital, greentech, media, and public policy from around the world.

The cost of the conference is $495, with groups of five or more receiving discounted rates. For more information about Green:Net 2010 or to purchase tickets, visit http://events.earth2tech.com/greennet/10/.

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