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A talk with Dean Kamen | MassDevice.com

In entrepreneur, Science on July 8, 2009 at 12:56 pm

A talk with serial innovator Dean Kamen | MassDevice.com | MassDevice – Feature.

July 8, 2009 by Brian Johnson

The inventor of the DEKA arm, the iBOT, the Segway (and others) on healthcare reform, the contrast between the pace of innovation and its adoption by society and how he’d like to be remembered.

Dean Kamen is rarely at a loss for words. In fact, the man is rarely at a loss for anything.

At a recent conference at Boston University, Kamen, 58, took up more than triple his allotted time for a keynote speech

But what else would you expect from the man who, in his spare time, decided to create a “Super Bowl of Science,” because he was tired of seeing pro athletes treated as kings while more and more American kids rejected science outright. Kamen’s pet project, “FIRST: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology,” once held in his Manchester mill building, is now held annually in a packed Georgia Dome; every winning team gets to visit the president of the United States.

KPCB – Greentech Portfolio Companies

In cleantech, Energy, entrepreneur, Environment, greentech, investment, Sustainable, Technology, technology transfer, Venture Capital on July 5, 2009 at 9:43 pm

KPCB Greentech companies: Altarock Energy Inc, Altra Biofuels, Amyris Biotechnologies, Ausra, Bloom Energy, Fisker Automotive, GreatPoint Energy, Hara Software, Lehigh Technologies, Lilliputian Systems, Mascoma Corporation, Miasole, RecycleBank, RPX Corporation, Silver Spring Networks, Inc., Verdiem

Vinod Khosla, Risk Junkie

In angel Investor, cleantech, Energy, entrepreneur, Environment, greentech, investment, Sustainable, Technology, Venture Capital on July 5, 2009 at 1:11 pm

Here’s a link to our segment where Khosla explains why he believes ethanol—not hybrids and plug ins—are the answer to getting us off oil for good and here’s a link to the broader segment we did where he rebuts all my arguments about why cleantech won’t be the next big driver of Valley returns. He says that “clearly” ten Googles will be created from this opportunity, because it’s not really about solar, wind or biofuels, it’s about totally re-architecting the infrastructure of society.

via Vinod Khosla, Risk Junkie.

The Top 100 Networked Venture Capitalists

In Venture Capital on July 5, 2009 at 12:43 pm

The Top 100 Networked Venture Capitalists.

Do venture investors with the biggest and best networks end up producing the best returns? An academic paper from a few years ago by Yael Hochberg, Alexander Ljungqvist, and Yang Lu titled “Whom You Know Matters: Venture Capital Networks and Investment Performance” (embedded at the bottom of this post) suggests that is the case. They looked at historic venture returns and found that “better-networked VC firms experience significantly better fund performance,” as measured by how many of the companies in their portfolios exited via an IPO or acquisition.

Khosla Ventures Top 5 Keys to Green

In cleantech, entrepreneur, Environment, greentech, investment, Sustainable, Venture Capital on July 5, 2009 at 12:39 pm

Khosla Ventures Top 5 Keys to Green.

Khosla Ventures Top 5 Keys to Green

selkerlead.net A smart interview with Ford Tamer, a partner from the top clean-tech venture capital firm, focused on the values and principles he uses at Khosla Ventures to guide investments and build winning and successful green companies.

Inventing Green » Green Tech Map

In cleantech, Energy, entrepreneur, Environment, greentech, Science, Sustainable, Technology on July 2, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Green Tech Map

American Green Technology Historical Registry
A map of places of historical interest in green technology. Find wind, solar thermal, solar photovoltaic, hydrokinetic, and geothermal projects from the past — and learn about America’s fossil fuel history as well, beginning in Petrolia, Pennsylvania, where Edwin Drake sank the world’s first oil well.

Stimulus Packages a Boon for Efficiency – Green Inc. Blog – NYTimes.com

In cleantech, greentech, investment on June 28, 2009 at 9:44 pm

Stimulus Packages a Boon for Efficiency

By James Kanter

via Stimulus Packages a Boon for Efficiency – Green Inc. Blog – NYTimes.com.

Energy efficiency and energy management companies and projects have benefited the most from the global effort to stimulate economies over the past eight months, according to the banking giant HSBC.

NYK Super Eco Ship 2030: How ships will look like in the future

In cleantech, Energy, entrepreneur, Environment, greentech, Sustainable, Technology on June 28, 2009 at 9:36 pm

NYK Super Eco Ship 2030

It looks like a vessel straight out of Star Trek, but it’s going to be a real ship soon(ish). Japan-based Nippon Yusen KK (NYK) is developing a “green” container ship that emits 69% less CO2 than existing models. The so-called NYK Super Eco Ship 2030, which is currently in design stage, will be 353-meters long and mainly powered by fuel cells.

via NYK Super Eco Ship 2030: How ships will look like in the future.

Overview – Gigaton Throwdown

In cleantech, Energy, Environment, greentech, Sustainable, Technology on June 26, 2009 at 2:39 pm

Gigaton Throwdown: The Gigaton Throwdown Initiative Team has spent the past 18 months evaluating what it would take to scale up clean energy aggressively so that it has a major impact on job growth, energy independence, and climate change during the next 10 years. We now see two possible worlds for 2020 and beyond.