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Reduce Your Utility Use with Sol Vista  

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How much would you pay to reduce your utility use by 1420% per year? That astronomical reduction is exactly what The Bernstein Companies have realized since they became Sol Vista’s first client in 2010. Sol Vista enabled The Bernstein Companies to leverage a $25,000 investment in efficiency measures into annual savings of $300,000 and a… Read more »



Jason Aramburu Is Priming Edyn For A Big Future

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The New York Times recently reported about Edyn, a smart garden system that monitors and tracks environmental conditions. But it goes well beyond that as Edyn’s founder, Jason Aramburu, is trying to tackle the problems of drought and the global food shortage. The soil sensor and water valve devices are topped by solar panels, and… Read more »


Medyear’s Documentary on HIV/AIDS in Africa Highlights Software’s Ability to Affect Social Change

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On Monday, NYC-based startup Medyear released a short documentary on the social stigmatization of HIV/AIDS in South Africa, and how mere access to privacy tools can significantly improve the treatment of those dealing with the virus. Aside from highlighting the social impact that startups can continue to make on a global scale, the documentary is also revealing… Read more »


WattB Wins Top Prize at Dept of Energy’s Apps for Energy Contest

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On Wednesday, Alexandria, VA-based energy startup, WattB, took home first prize at the Dept. of Energy’s Apps for Energy contest, a competition aimed at discovering the most innovative apps to help individuals, organizations, and communities make informed decisions about their energy use. The company placed first-place overall for their entry of WattBuddy, an app that gives people the… Read more »



Train Hard and Raise Funds for Charity with Frundraise

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Charity – you can either contribute money or take some of your precious time and donate it. But how many people can support charity events regularly? Wouldn’t it be great if you were able to back the charity events for your favorite causes while doing what you do regularly? Frundraise is a Colorado-based website that allows runners, cyclists,… Read more »


“Entrepreneurs Will Look at Silicon Valley And See Sell-outs” Says Investor Chamath Palihapitiya

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Venture capitalist and former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya took the Collision Conference main stage and quickly shared a major concern that Silicon Valley is becoming predictable.  The founder of the investment company, The Social+Capital Partnership, said today that investors “need to be passionate.” During his interview on stage, Palihapitiya was adamant about investors losing passion, and especially the… Read more »


Gabe Klien, Nathan Daschle, Adrian Fenty Join Phone2Action’s Advisory Board

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Phone2Action yesterday announced that former DC Mayor Adrian Fenty, Senior VP of Political Communications for Clear Channel Communications and cofounder of Ruck.us Nathan Daschle, and senior visiting fellow at the Urban Land Institute Gabe Klein, have joined the company’s board of advisors. “These leaders have led some of the country’s most innovative businesses, governments, and… Read more »



Give Back to Earth with 10 Eco-Friendly Crowdfunded Projects

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It’s Earth Day! And what better way to give back to our beautiful planet than by doing our part. Let’s start recycling those Starbucks cups, and turning off the lights, and if you are too lazy to go plant a tree, how about contributing to an eco-friendly project? We created a short list of crowdfunded projects… Read more »


eMerge Americas Techweek Wants You To Win $30K

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Editor’s Note: This post is sponsored by eMerge Americas Techweek. We thank them for their support. To learn more about Tech Cocktail’s sponsored content programs, please contact us. eMerge Americas Techweek wants you to sign up to the Emerge Americas Hackathon for a chance to win $30,000 in prizes. The hackathon will  take place May 2-4 (starting with… Read more »


Charitweet Wants to Make Donating Less Annoying

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Making a donation to your favorite charity to support a cause you’re passionate about should be a seamless process, right? For some reason, sometimes it’s not. The process can be tedious, and not as spontaneous as people’s willingness to give. Charitweet is an online platform that uses the short and easy concept of Twitter to make donations… Read more »



RoundPegg and Pathfinder Solutions to Offer Low-Cost Culture Development Tools for Nonprofits

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On Wednesday, RoundPegg, a Boulder, CO-based company that offers tools focused on highlighting a company’s culture, announced that it has formed a partnership with Pathfinder Solutions to offer those same services to nonprofit organizations at discounted rates. “We believe our communities are greatly enriched by the work of cause-focused organizations, and that it is important for RoundPegg to… Read more »