Can Crowdfunding Help Cleantech Ride the Big Data Wave?
Monday, January 27, 2014
“Big data is a coming wave of ’green gold,’” says Nick Eisenberger of Pure Energy Partners.”Information technology will be the most powerful tool to address resource challenges in our lifetime.”
Eisenberger was speaking at the Markle Foundation offices in New York, where Agrion, which bills itself as the global network for energy, cleantech and corporate sustainability, convened an impressive roundtable to talk about advances in funding new ideas and uncovering innovation for energy and sustainability.
Moderated by Peter Gardnet of Breaking Energy, the panel featured, in addition to Eisenberger, Benjamin Healey of Connecticut’s Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA), Richard Robertson, Solar Energy Business Development Manager with GE Ventures, and Dr. Jon Roberts of the Clean.Data.Project.