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July Newsletter from The SF East Bay New Tech Meetup: GE & the $200 million ecomagination

From: Mia D
Sent on: Monday, July 19, 2010 11:27 PM

GE: $200 Million ecomagination July Newsletter

GE ecomagination

Hi Everyone!


Hope you are all having a wonderful summer and enjoying the great sunshiny weather!

A big shoutout and welcome to all our new members and in case, you're wondering why you haven't heard anything from your friendly EB New Tech organizer, it's because we were taking a brief hiatus to regroup (and enjoy some much-needed downtime)

However, the break is now officially��over and we're coming back with a bang - ie. an amazing offer��from GE, who is EB New Tech's sponsor for the next few months. Here are more details and don't hesitate to holler if you have any questions or need more information.

Stay tuned for more offers and details for our next Meetup is coming up soon!!




Here's your opportunity to become part��of��GE's global transformation! One way to participate is through the GE ecomagination Challenge: Powering the Grid, announced on July 13 by GE, leading venture capital firms, as well as Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired magazine. The challenge is an open call for breakthrough ideas and technologies that will help create a smarter, cleaner, more efficient and economically viable grid, and to accelerate the adoption of smart grid technologies. Collectively, GE and its venture capital partners have committed $200 million to help bring these new ideas to market.

The challenge, which runs through September 30, is open to technologists, entrepreneurs, start-ups, students and groups like yours from across the globe. It's open to anyone aged 18 years or older and all legally formed entities. Read all the details here and submit your ideas at

GE wanted to ensure that you were among the first to learn about this extraordinary opportunity. Entries will be evaluated as candidates for both a potential future commercial relationship as well as for a $100,000 innovation award.

There are three categories for submission:

  • Challenge 1: Create Power - Renewables
  • Challenge 2: Connect Power - Grid Efficiency
  • Challenge 3: Use Power - Eco Homes/ Eco Buildings

The challenge is open now at, and you can read the full press release here. Get your family and friends involved - members of the general public will be able to view streaming video of the entrants presenting their ideas and vote for the idea that they believe will have the most impact on the smart grid of the future.

Join the conversation on Twitter too at @ecomagination.

  • Use the #ecochallenge hashtag to talk about the challenge specifically
  • Use the #ecomagination hashtag to talk about all ecomagination topics
By using these hashtags GE and its partners hope to connect the discussion between your Group and the larger ecomagination community.

The opportunity to change the world is in your hands, so join the challenge, submit your ideas, vote for the most promising teams and help change the way the world uses energy in powerful new ways.


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