Powering Your Home was Phase II of the GE ecomagination Challenge, a $200 million innovation experiment where businesses, entrepreneurs, innovators and students shared their best ideas on how to improve our energy future. Phase II of the ecomagination Challenge focused on home energy with an open invitation for innovative ideas about capturing, managing, and using energy in the home.
GE teamed up with some of the best-known venture capital firms, including Emerald Technology Ventures, Foundation Capital, KPCB and Rockport Capital, to help back the most promising ideas.
Take a look through the Ideas and see what innovators from all around the world have to offer.
We’ve teamed up with some of the best-known venture capital firms, including Emerald Technology Ventures, Foundation Capital, KPCB and Rockport Capital, to help back the most promising ideas.
Carbon Trust provides specialist support to business and the public sector, helping them cut carbon emissions and save energy. At the same time, Carbon Trust helps new low carbon technologies get to market faster.
Emerald Technology Ventures is a global leader in clean technology venture capital. Founded in 2000, Emerald is a pioneer in the rapidly emerging clean-technology sector and is focused exclusively on innovative technologies in energy, advanced materials and water.
Every partner at Foundation Capital has been an entrepreneur. They have served as CEOs, executive managers and technologists – each with a compelling idea that ultimately resulted in real-world experience directing a company to success. Foundation is a venture capital firm where purpose and people count.
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers offers qualified entrepreneurs access to the firm’s portfolio of companies and associations with global business leaders. These relationships are the foundation for strategic alliances, partnership opportunities and the sharing of insights to help build new ventures faster, broader and with less risk.
RockPort Capital is a leading venture capital firm that partners with clean-tech entrepreneurs around the world. They collaborate with management teams to foster growth and create value, building innovative companies that bring disruptive technologies and products to the 21st century.