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Powershift and Funding Cleantech with Frugal Innovation

A Presentation by Alex Mednick

AlexMednick1 25 12Alex will set the stage for his presentation by showing a short but very moving video that was created ten years ago during a World Environment Day called Powershift. Following the video, he will lead a discussion on the funding available to clean tech startup companies including the Frugal Innovation concept that was introduced in the last EGG meeting as well as presented live recently at PARC.

Please join us for this interesting session.

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Thursday Morning Meeting, September 10, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am
Free, No reservations required, but it would be appreciated if you register on our Meetup site.

Saratoga Federated Church, Richards Hall 20390 Park Place, Saratoga, CA 95070
Enter on west side, corner of Oak Place and Saratoga-Los Gatos Rd (Hiway 9).

About the Presenter

Alex Mednick is a technology and environmental professional with an extensive background in computer science, finance, green building and environmental planning. Alex has been a leader in a number of organizations, including Sustainable Silicon Valley, the Green Building Council in Monterey Bay and Silicon Valley, Acterra, and most recently the EcoGreen Group of Silicon Valley. He is always looking at how best to collaborate in bringing forth innovative green technologies and concepts to the marketplace in the areas including sustainable transportation, health, cell phones,  community development, web tools, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.

Greentech Income Generation Workshop, Continued

Presentation & Exploration by Alex Mednick

For this workshop, we will focus on water and energy relationships and how to monetize and provision services that we can provide. We will look at who are the people and organizations that are involved in water and energy now or may be in the future. This includes water and energy companies, government organizations, plumbing contractors, and architects, who have a vested interest in our projects. The Grey Water issue will be a key area of concentration - how to work with these professionals and organizations to find and complete projects. To enable more effective participation, you should bring your laptop and any printed material such as, brochures, magazines, articles, and pamphlets that may help you.

Come join us for this special EcoGreen Group meeting.

Thursday Morning Meeting, August 13, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am
Free, No reservations required, but it would be appreciated you registering on our Meetup site.

Saratoga Federated Church, Richards Hall 20390 Park Place, Saratoga, CA 95070
Enter on west side, corner of Oak Place and Saratoga-Los Gatos Rd (Hiway 9).

About the Presenter

AlexMednick1 25 12

Alex Mednick is a technology and environmental professional with an extensive background in computer science, finance, green building and environmental planning. Alex has been a leader in a number of organizations, including Sustainable Silicon Valley, the Green Building Council in Monterey Bay and Silicon Valley, Acterra, and most recently the EcoGreen Group of Silicon Valley. He is always looking at how best to collaborate in bringing forth innovative green technologies and concepts to the marketplace in the areas including sustainable transportation, health, cell phones,  community development, web tools, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.

Greentech Income Generation Workshop, Part 2

There are many income opportunities in the areas of green technology. This workshop will focus on how to generate income from a Green Tech Project. We will explore various ideas and perform some online research to investigate what it takes to implement a project.  This workshop will continue with examining 1 or 2 Green Tech Projects in detail to identify:

1. What is the local Problem - scope, severity, factors, causes?
2. What are possible solutions?
3. Who is involved in the solutions - organizations, customers, partners, government bodies?
4. What funding is available?

Again, bring your laptops and any relevant news  articles, brochures, links, etc. and be ready to dive in deep.

Here is an article on the Water Project we discussed as an example, Let's Filter Seawater

Read more: Greentech Income Generation Workshop, Part 2

Greentech Income Generation Workshop

There are many income opportunities in the area of green technology. This workshop will focus on how to generate income from a Green Tech Project. We will explore various ideas and perform some online research to investigate what it takes to implement a project. We will answer questions such as:There are many income opportunities in the area of green technology. This workshop will focus on how to generate income from a Green Tech Project. We will explore various ideas and perform some online research to investigate what it takes to implement a project. We will answer questions such as:

  • What idea or concept are you passionate about?     
  • Can you make a Project from this idea?     
  • What are your possible sources of funding?     
  • How can you match your Project with a funding source?     
  • Who are your customers and partners?     
  • What agreements must you work out so that you will be compensated?

To enable more effective participation, you should bring your laptop and any printed material such as, brochures, magazines, articles, and pamphlets that may help you. Come join us for this special EcoGreen Group meeting.

Read more: Greentech Income Generation Workshop

Greening Our Investments

 

world handsOur investment choices can have a broad impact socially and environmentally. Financial Advisor Toby  Cooper will explore the origins, development, and benefits of “socially responsible” (aka, sustainable, ethical, or green) investing, including a nod to 18th Century Quakers, Dr. Martin Luther King, and anti-war activists of the Vietnam war era. He will discuss how investors can achieve their financial goals while aligning their invested dollars with their inner values. He will demonstrate how sustainable investing has found its place in the mainstream investor landscape today. Finally, he will discuss how sustainable investment decisions will interface with “2015 Year-Ahead” investment forecasts from leading Wall Street analysts.

Come join us for an interesting evening and explore how your investment choices can make a difference. 

Read more: Greening Our Investments

Through the Green Door Marketing

A Presentation by Beverly Turner

LED Bulb 5We will put together a million dollar industry, selling appropriate green products to a range of industries. We will identify the specific industry needs, the type of products that are available, and develop an inexpensive, targeted business plan.

 

 

 

Thursday Morning Meeting, April 17, 2014 8:00am - 9:30am
Free, No reservations required.

Saratoga Federated Church, Richards Hall, 20390 Park Place, Saratoga, CA 95070
Enter on west side, corner of Oak Place and Saratoga-Los Gatos Rd (Hiway 9).

About the Presenter

Beverly Turner is involved with Internet Marketing in the Food and Beverages Industry.

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