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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Got Greenbucks to spare? - Goto Thinking Green with Al Gore Oct 15

On Wed. Oct 15, 2008 Al Gore will be in Stockholm at the Thinking Green seminar. If you have got 2995 SEK (approx. $450) to spare you can listen to him.

Preliminary agenda;
Location, Factory at Nacka Strand, Stockholm

Date: Oct 15

18:00 Opening
18:05 Mingle with Green friends VIP
18:30 Meet Al (VIPs only)
19:10 Sweden environmental minister from government, Andreas Carlgren will speak
19:40 Al Gore speaks
21:30 Q & A
21:40 Closing

My first comment on reading the ad earlier today, weird ad, poor website, ZERO info about "who is a VIP??, the select few, proud and only or? And, even though I still can read Swedish perfectly, I think information about an event like should also be provided in English plus with map of location and information about the place. Now they assume everybody know or you have to call them or google around for awhile...

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

PlugandPlayEXPO 2008 - Get Exposed for funding

This is an excellent opportunity for startups in or who can be present in Silicon Valley next Thursday. The Sunnyvale based PlugandPlayTechcenter For those of you who do not know who these people are; PlugandPlayTechcenter is a Silicon Valley business incubator company with buildings in Sunnyvale and Redwood City. The building in Sunnyvale where this event will take place next Thursday, September 25th, 2008 is housing about 120 startups.

According to PnP staff, an average 4 of the EXPO presenting companies have received term sheets after getting “EXPOsed” at each of our events.

Keynote speakers will be Scott McNealy, Chairman and Co-Founder of Sun Microsystems and Tim Draper, Founder and Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson.

Agenda Fall 2008
11:30am – 12:45pm Registration, Networking and Lunch
12:45pm – 1:00pm Welcome / Introductions
1:00pm – 1:15pm First Keynote Speech - Scott McNealy (Sun Microsystems)
1:15pm – 2:00pm "Extreme Pitching" 20 companies
2:00pm – 3:30pm Exhibition
3:30pm – 4:15pm "Extreme Pitching" 20 companies
4:15pm – 5:00pm 3 Power Point Presentations + Awards
5:00pm – 5:15pm Second Keynote Speech - Tim Draper (DFJ)
5:30pm – 8:00pm Reception / Cocktail

Please feel free to contact Ryan Stevenson (email to ryan at or visit website to register. Last day to register is September 19th, 2008.

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Meet Strands - A recommender engine based social media service

I have started using Strands. They have an interesting approach to use rating of information and a recommendations suggested about hot topics of interest for you. Too early to tell for me the usefulness of this service, I got some issues adding service feeds from different sources, so I will follow with more comments later once I have more data. Strands is an interesting company covering social media products, mobile products and financial products all with the recommender based software engine as a base for the products.

I would suggest start using and see how well it will work for your needs. See to follow me on Strands.

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Twitter Grader - New tool by Hubspot for twitter stats

Hubspot has released a new tool Twitter Grader that easily lets you check your twitter activities to see how you grade. Check it out, instant results. See Since I am not such a super twitterer, my stats were just 59 out of 100. Nice little tool, another one adding to the popularity of Twitter. See screenshots below;

You can also follow them on Twitter,
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Friday, September 12, 2008

Snapping with Snappr - QR Codes everywhere

Here's a new service most people I think have not used. Snappr allows you to easily create QR codes for your personal information, websites, blogs or whatever info you would like to get digitally coded with the standard QR code. This is an easy to use site allowing you to create QR codes for different information that you can download and distribute. See screenshots below of home page and my site:

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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The return of GoingGreen - Top 100 Winner List

The Top 100 companies have been named by the AlwaysOn organization. The companies will be honored at the GoingGreen event at the beautiful Cavallo Point (just before Sausalito on the other side of Golden Gate bridge) on Sep 15-17. I attended last year's event but I will not be able to that this time. I can recommend this event to anybody interested in new high-tech companies and green tech.

Overall Winner

Synthetic Genomics


Amyris Biotechnologies***Category Winner***
Biofuel Box
Greenfuel Technologies
Mendel Biotechnology
Range Fuels
Sapphire Energy

Clean Energy

CoalTek***Category Winner***
AltaRock Energy
Bloom Energy
General Compression
GreatPoint Energy
Luca Technologies
Mariah Power
Nordic Windpower

Clean Manufacturing and Clean Products

GlycosBio***Category Winner***
Artificial Muscle
EoPlex Technologies

Energy Efficiency and Energy Management

Silver Spring Networks***Category Winner***
Albeo Technologies
BPL Global
Carina Technology
d.light design
Eka Systems
Greenbox Technology
Ice Energy

Energy Storage Systems

Premium Power***Category Winner***
Angstrom Power
Deeya Energy
Mobius Power
ReVolt Technology

Green Automobiles and Transportation

EcoMotors***Category Winner***
Better Place
Fisker Automotive
PML Flightlink
Tesla Motors
Transonic Combustion
Venture Vehicles

Green Materials, Green Buildings

Serious Materials***Category Winner***
ARXX Building Products
Integrity Block
Perform Wall

Green Nanotech and Synthetic Genomics

Genomatica***Category Winner***
Codon Devices

Resource Recovery and Waste Management

Ze-Gen***Category Winner***
EnerTech Environmental
Lehigh Technologies

Solar Energy

BrightSource Energy***Category Winner***
Energy Innovations
Konarka Technologies
Signet Solar
Solar Systems

Water Technology and Water Management

AbTech Industries***Category Winner***
Agua Via
Bio Pure Technology
HydroPoint Data Systems
Microvi Biotech

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Friday, September 05, 2008

Twiggit - Marriage made in heaven?

I have started using Twiggit a new handy feature combining the power of Digg and Twitter. Easy to register your digg and twitter ids, choose whether you only want to update twitter with articles you submit or always update twitter. Reminded me right away when I saw my surprise twitter post from 56 days ago, that I have not submitted an article in Digg for quite some time. See screenshots below. Twiggit does Digg for Twitter just as easily as Twitterfeed does blogpost for Twitter. I like it, check it out. Also, you can follow Twiggit on Twitter,

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