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Sustainable Greenovations at Startup Weekend Seattle

March 3rd, 2014

Seabeck Systems LLC

This February Seabeck Systems was one of nine sponsors for Seattle’s first sustainable edition of Startup Weekend: Seattle Greenovations.

We had a blast at this high-energy event, and we were proud to support critical thinking around stewardship of planet earth. In 54 hours about 100 attendees pitched 35 ideas, then formed 11 teams to tackle startup ideas for ride shares, water quality, air quality, energy conservation, animal welfare, recycling and more.

Team WaterNation, February 2014. (From Left to Right: Carolyn Yang, Will Xu, Maryam Lopes, Peter Loos, Aaron Smith.)

Team WaterNation, February 2014. (From Left to Right: Carolyn Yang, Will Xu, Maryam Lopes, Peter Loos, Aaron Smith.)

Peter Loos participated on the five person WaterNation team, featuring Carolyn Yang’s “Lab in Vial” startup idea. Members gathered data online and on the street to vet their idea for citizen-based water quality reporting. With the help of coaches, the team was able to invalidate their original idea halfway through the weekend, change direction, and generate a revised business concept to present on Sunday night.

In addition to taking a mini startup journey, Peter Loos shook lots of hands, shared many thoughtful conversations, and ate fresh local foods. He was impressed with the active, inclusive vibe, and enjoyed this chance to work with a unique group of motivated professionals. Peter’s tips for future Startup Weekend attendees: plan an extra day of sleep before and after the event – you will need it.

If you missed Greenovations, that’s okay: Seattle hosts four Startup Weekends in 2014, and Seabeck Systems will definitely sponsor again. To find an event near you visit the Startup Weekend event page.

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