The Game Developers Conference Online kicks off in Austin

Today, the Game Developers Conference Online kicked off at the Austin Convention Center. The conference, which runs through Thursday, features keynotes by John Vechey, co-founder of PopCap Games, author Neal Stephenson and David Calvo, creative director at Dofus creator Ankama. In addition, the conference has panels, round-table discussions and an Expo with 78 exhibitors. The […]

TEDxSanAntonio to feature tech entrepreneur G.P. Singh

The organizers of TedxSanAntonio selected Gurvinder Pal “G.P.” Singh, founder of San Antonio-based Karta Technologies, as one of its speakers for next weekend’s event. Singh now serves as CEO of Paras Capital Management. He will speak on his “Entrepreneurial Journey: From Expert Technologist to Servant Leader.” Singh started Karta Technologies in his garage and sold […]

Omni Water Solutions wins the Clean Energy Venture Summit in Austin

Want to win at the Clean Energy Venture Summit or the South Central Cleantech Open in Austin? It helps to have a solution. Omni Water Solutions won the Clean Energy Venture Summit. The Austin Technology Incubator, Austin Energy and Pecan Street Consortium sponsored the event. Omni Water Solutions pitched its portable water treatment system in […]

Watch the livestream for the first SXSW Eco in Austin

Austin-based South by Southwest launched a new conference, SXSW Eco this year. The environmentally focused conference kicked off Tuesday and runs through Thursday at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Austin. The conference features speakers from the the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Siemens Corp., Hewlett Packard, World Hunger Relief, […]

At #BlogathonATX no one left hungry

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Ideal Power Converters seeks to expand its Austin manufacturing plant

Paul Bundschuh presented an update on Ideal Power Converters at the 2011 Clean Energy Venture Summit in Austin. The company makes power supply devices for solar and wind power generation. It is seeking $3 million in funding to expand its manufacturing plant in Austin. IPC received a $1 million award from the Texas Emerging Technology […]

Smart Office Energy Solutions to compete in the CleanTech Open nationals

Smart Office Energy Solutions, based in Houston, is the only Texas company going on to compete in the CleanTech Open nationals, held in San Jose in November. Bryan Hassin, CEO of Smart Office Energy Solutions, says the company’s software, hardware and services package can reduce a building’s energy consumption by 25 percent. Smart Office Energy […]

Austin-based clean tech startup seeks to make lighting more efficient

Rekha Bangalore, founder and chief technology officer of NanoThermo, developed a heat dissipation technology for Light Emitting Diodes, known as LEDs. The company’s composite nanomaterial fits into existing and new light fixtures and improves efficiency by 20 percent. That makes the LEDs last longer.  The company will also work with light fixture manufactures to create […]

Ethernet inventor wants to network startups to solve the world’s energy crisis

A network of entrepreneurs will solve the energy crisis. That’s the belief of Bob Metcalfe, professor of innovation at the University of Texas at Austin, founder of 3Com and co-inventor of Ethernet, a networking standard which links computers. “The biggest lesson of the Internet that applies to energy is it was not built by incumbents […]

As China’s power consumption grows, GE invests in clean energy to meet future demand

The tremendous drive toward clean energy exists because of increased demand for fossil fuels from China and the developing world. “I’m not a clean energy guy, I’m an energy guy,” said Kevin Skillern, managing director of venture capital for GE Energy Financial Services. He spoke to several hundred people attending the second day of the […]