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Crowdsourcing Smart Grid Tech – Backed With Cash

Two of the biggest challenges of being a start-up – particularly one competing in the red hot green industry – is getting noticed, and getting funded. And unless you’re selling “sexy” solar panels – or designing a line of “sustainable” bikinis – drawing attention can be tough. And getting funding for your innovative ideas can be even tougher. That’s why competitions – like GE’s Ecomagination Challenge – are vital to eco entrepreneurs: they promote and fund some of the world’s best and brightest ideas for sustainability.

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Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.

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