New for 2013, Startup Springboard features early stage impact companies that, like the Startup Showcase, were selected by the Startup Central Advisory Board.
Presented by J. M. Ornstein, this exhibition-style event will feature teasers and demonstrations from selected startups from around the world. Meet with company representatives one-on-one to learn more about their revolutionary technologies.
Meet the Emcee: Christopher Römer
Christopher founded ORRO.CO, an advisory services and events company with a focus on emerging markets and sustainability topics. He recently hosted a main event for the UNEP's 2013 World Environment Day in Mongolia and represents the interests of the country's first Wind Park. He holds an MBA from CEIBS (Shanghai) and a BA from Middlebury College. Christopher is excited to moderate the SXSW's Startup Springboard and looks forward to networking with other entrepreneurs.
Restoring A Conservation Land Ethic.
A Loan Fund to creatively finance young agrarians’ return to open working landscapes. Blazing the way to long-term environmental stewardship with impact investing.
Smart Energy and Water Conserving Solutions.
Ecoscape Solutions is an innovative smart irrigation system that uses numerical methods on measurement data to optimize watering schedule.
Effortless Energy makes home energy efficiency the no-brainer it ought to be.
Effortless Energy provide software as a service and innovative financing options that make it easier for contractors, utilities and financiers to serve homeowners better in a one-stop-shop model at zero cost to homeowners.
Eat less. Give more. Go Halfsies.
Halfsies is an innovative approach to reducing food waste and hunger endorsed by Huffington Post, Good, Forbes, USA Today, TOMS blog and CNN.com.
Food is Life, The Revival is a Movement.
To promote native/sustainably grown foods through a series of dinners and videos on how to find, prepare, & consume these products in their cities.
Work with the Sun.
Solar System is an intuitive online tool that identifies the solar potential of a community by mapping the feasibility for every rooftop and providing a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis. Mapdwell fosters engagement, education and action towards sustainable goals.
Sustainable Bambú Charcoal–clean retort technology
Maya Bamboo LLC, producer of sustainable bamboo charcoal products, operates in partnership with bamboo plantations to provide clean retort technology.
The Connected-Device App Engine!
Meshify SaaS product delivers to customers market-ready, scalable apps on web and mobile for internet-connected electronic devices within 30-90 days.
Eco products that deliver economic results.
The Towel Saver System™ is a sensor that helps hotels avoid washing unused guest towels, saving $160 per room annually and over 1,000 gallons of water.
Renewable energy products accessible to everyone.
Helping people improve their lives after dark and stay connected, regardless of access to -or lack of to- electricity and lighting infrastructure.
Lean on us.
SegUrWay is an app driven, Segway sharing, urban mobility company focusing on the “Last Mile” problem. You can think of it like Car2Go with Segways.
Measure and offset you carbon footprint.
Sembraire is a Community for the environment, winning WAYRA Peru in 2012, we are a senior team expert in management, technologies and marketing.
US grown, commercial textile colorants.
Stony Creek Colors’ US grown natural colorants are green and easy replacement for synthetic dyes currently used in the commercial textile industry.
Nature’s substitute for scarce resources.
ARPA-E Funded to increase biofuel energy output, novel Synshark approaches to photosynthesis are changing science and protecting endangered resources.
Startup Springboard Presenter: J. M. Ornstein
J. M. Ornstein is a London-based clean technology commercialization firm. They identify platform technologies that could constitute the foundation of a new startup. They ‘license-in’ original technology and structure a new enterprise around this technology through seed capitalization and commercial leadership. The Company specializes in cleantech that is currently being developed by non-profit research institutions and entrepreneurial scientists, benefiting partners with J. M. Ornstein’s commercial resources and global reach. For more information please go to: www.jmornstein.com.