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Tuesday, October 6 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Energize People's Lives | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Gridmates is the world's first internet platform designed to end energy poverty. Gridmates is crowdfunding of energy units where a user can give or donate units of energy to a person who cannot afford to pay for energy.

The event will provide a short description of the Sharing Economy ecosystem and how it can be implemented in the Energy sector. A relaxed atmosphere with beers and drinks. The founder George Koutitas will tell his story on how he left Greece and Europe and moved to Austin Texas to launch his startup. 

Then participants will be asked to be part of the world's first community powered by crowdsourced energy. 

Each participant can donate $5 or 10kWh of energy to Gridmates pilot project in East Austin. It is called Community First Village and it is a 27 acres community of 240 microhomes that provide shelter to 240 homeless people of Austin!

Our mission is to bring 40 participants and raise $200 of energy that is equal to 81 DAYS of FREE energy to a resident of Community First Village.

The event will Energize the life of Community First Village for 81 Days!

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by HiredNetSpendIBM BluemixCapital Factory and Techstars. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!  

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George Koutitas

CEO & Cofounder, Gridmates
Dr. George Koutitas is co founder of Gridmates and the architect of the Gridmates concept. His vision is to mobilize electricity through transacting units of energy. Gridmates was founded to expand on and execute this vision and create the world’s first cloud platform that enables peer-to-peer energy sharing. Dr. George Koutitas is a serial entrepreneur and academic in Computer Science with more than 5 years experience in the Smart Grid... Read More →

Tuesday October 6, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Capital Factory, 16th Floor 701 Brazos St. Suite 1601, Austin, TX 78701

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