Mar 10, 2014

Ideas Exchange

Here’s a good FYI for our North Shore startup community:

Ultra Light Startups is trying something new for the next Future Energy (April 9 in New York). They’re giving a $100 cash bounty to the 8 people who refer the 8 startups that are selected to present at this event. Here's the type of startups they’re looking for:
Industry: Anything in energy/cleantech space - solar, wind, biofuels, energy storage, oil/gas technology, mobility, etc.
Stage: Early stage - ideally raised less than $1 million in VC and not too much public exposure. Academic research projects are probably too early though.
Technology: Hard science is preferred - materials, devices, chemicals, etc. Usually these come out of universities or government labs.
Geography: Companies should be headquartered in the Northeast US - from Maine to Virginia, west to Ohio).
Anyone is eligible for this bounty. All you need to do is have the startup apply on this form and mention your name in the "how did you hear about us" field. For each of the 8 startups that are selected as finalists, we'll give $100 cash to their referrers.

Sep 30, 2013

Next Forum: Oct 2 with Something Gud

Something GUD has done the research and found the best local, small businesses who treat their employees like family, believe in sustainable practices, and make the highest quality products. It's a smart business model that supports the slow food movement.

Join us at the next Sustainability Forum on Wed. Oct. 2, at 8 a.m. featuring Founder & CEO Colin Davis of Something Gud.

We promise it'll nourish your mind.

All welcome. Free for North Shore Technology Council members. Otherwise it's $10 for coffee and great networking.

Aug 12, 2013

Summer Update. Next Forum Sept 4

Hope you all are enjoying this beautiful New England summer. We certainly are making the best of this nice weather here. Including lots of kayaking.  And from Essex to Gloucester its nice to get out and see new wind turbines at work.

kayaking off Ipswich MA

There's a good Forum coming up Wed., Sept. 4, with GXT Green. This company is working to create strategies and products to help businesses fulfill economic and sustainability objectives. They've also developed a new product that promises to offer a new answer to the "paper or plastic" question.
As always, let us know if you'd like to get involved or have good info to pass on. This is an open Forum.

May 30, 2013

Forum June 5: What's the Market for Energy Efficiency?

Coming up at the next Sustainability Forum on Wed., June 5. We'll tackle an important issue for our business & tech North Shore membership:

Energy Efficiency: Markets in the Making, Order or Chaos?

Chris Davis, most recently Vice President, Global Strategic Alliances at Schneider Electric, will lead an open discussion on what is an “Energy Management Life Cycle”.

Topics include:

  1. What are its key elements?
  2. How do the pieces fit together, how are energy savings achieved?  
  3. What older and new, emerging technologies are in play?
  4. Who are the key animators, both local and global companies hoping to get their piece of the action? 

Chris’ mission is to enable enterprises, corporations, and institutions to respond profitably to today’s energy, sustainability, environmental, and economic challenges through smarter energy solutions and business transformation that deliver triple bottom line impact – people, planet and profits. He has over 25 years of professional experience in consultative solution selling and sales management, business development, strategic alliances, commercial marketing, and general management. His experience spans smart cities, smart grid, and smart buildings, green IT, renewable energy, and factory automation and plant management.

All welcome to attend.

See the left sidebar for directions to our morning Forum. Pre-register here at North Shore Technology Council or at the door.  The Forum is free for members of NSTC and $10 for others.

May 16, 2013

Breakfast with Sec. Sullivan: MA Exec. Office of Energy & Environ

Sustainability Forum members, please be advised that you have spearheaded this month's Business Breakfast of the North Shore Technology Council featuring: Secretary Richard Sullivan of the Massachusetts' Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

NSTC Sustainability Forum Secretary Sullivan
Secretary Sullivan will provide an overview of the State's efforts and objectives to our select North Shore audience. It should be a good opportunity for interaction, too.

We are counting on Sustainability Forum members to make a BIG showing. This promises to be a great event, and we want to demonstrate the North Shore’s commitment to energy, environment and innovation.

Bring a friend.  There is a $30 discount off our regular price for first time attendees.

Register here at Or contact by email.

Apr 24, 2013

May Day: Next Forum May 1

We cover a lot of global issues and clean technologies here at the Forum. But did you know that in 2003 the Ipswich River was designated one of the “10 Most Endangered Rivers in America”?  The Ipswich is a critical resource. It’s also one of the most beautiful features of our region.

Our next Forum features guest speaker Wayne Castonguay, Executive Director of the Ipswich Watershed Association.

Water is global challenge. Locally, the Ipswich River watershed is home to 160,000 of us here and includes about 21 towns here on the North Shore. It provides drinking water to 335,000 people and thousands of businesses in 14 communities here. It’s a vital resource to us.

The Ipswich River Watershed Association is an advocacy organization that serves as the voice of the river and works to ensure that sure there is enough clean water for people and nature. As executive director, Wayne works in many areas of water policy, management and sustainability. Wayne has a BS in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology and an MS in Oceanography and lives in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

Everyone's welcome to join us and network with our business and technology members.

When:        Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Coffee begins at 8 a.m.; presentation at 8:20.

Where:       100 Cummings Center, Conference Room 221E, Beverly MA             

RSVP:        Forum meetings are free to members of the NSTC; $10 for non-members. All are encouraged to register here at