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Sustainable Energy Demos & Drinks (Sponsored by Microsoft)

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With spring comes thoughts of buds and blooms and nature, so Tech in Motion thought it would be only appropriate to theme our May demos and drinks around environmentally-friendly startups. Three of our demoing companies are housed in Coalition (, who has generously agreed to host us again. Come out for some food and drink and check out the amazing advances our demoing companies are making in the field of sustainable energy!

Digital H2O (
Digital H2O is an oilfield intelligence company focused on developing software solutions for the end-to-end management of water in oil and gas operations. Our technology leverages advanced data aggregation techniques and sophisticated analysis to uncover new economic opportunities and reduce the lifecycle cost of managing water for numerous stakeholders across the oil patch – land men, E&P operators, and service companies, as well as financial investors.


Root3 Technologies is building the next generation Energy Management System leveraging Big Data and Cloud Technologies and using a SaaS business model. Root3 evaluates variables such as thermal and electric loads, energy prices, equipment efficiencies, and energy storage capacity. Utilizing Root3 services of Diagnose, Balance, and Elevate, engineers understand site performance faster and at a deeper level than previously possible, and can better manage reliability and budget goals. Consider the university you attended, the airport you transit, or the factory that makes steel or even your vitamin pills - they are our customers.

ANDalyze (

ANDalyze offers products for testing water contamination using catalytic DNA technologies. The company has developed a methodology for detecting and quantifying chemical levels based on the recent discovery of the catalytic properties of DNA. This technology and product is a universal platform that offers simple, fast, inexpensive and reliable detection of trace metals and other target chemicals. Current product line includes sensors for lead, uranium, mercury, cadmium, copper and zinc.

Verde (

Verde offers subscription LED lighting to small business, which is free LED and florescent lighting retrofits in exchange for a small monthly subscription that is lower than the monthly energy savings. With over 10,000 energy efficient bulbs upgraded since our pivot from software into actual lighting retrofits in late 2013, Verde hopes to continue to grow our environmental impact in 2014.

Green Grease Environmental (

Green Grease Environmental likes to define itself as Grease 5.0. Offering traditional grease collection services, GGE guarantees that every single drop collected is converted into biofuels. Using an intuitive back end system that optimizes routes and regularly updates restaurants on their Co2 offset report, the grease business is finally catching up with technology. Servicing over 300 Chicagoland establishments including O'hare airport, McCormick place, Merchandise Mart and the One Off Hospitality Group, GGE is looking forward to more expansive growth in the coming months.

A heartfelt thank you to our sponsors, Workbridge Associates (, Jobspring Partners (, Microsoft ( and Startup Institute ( for their generous financial support.

And thanks again to Coalition ( for hosting Tech in Motion! Coalition provides space for companies seeking the open space that co-working provides, or the independence of private offices, both benefiting from regular networking and educational events.

Startup Institute (

Startup Institute is the #1 career accelerator, helping individuals gain the skills, mindset, and network to succeed in jobs at startups. We cultivate human capital for high-growth companies.

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Microsoft's Internet Explorer (

Rethink the web. Come see (and touch!) how Microsoft reimagines exploring the internet with IE11, now in Xbox One and Windows 8.1. Plus who knows… once you #MeetIE, you might get something extra ;)

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