Grow Inc | Date: 2011-02-24
Plant roots are moved by various means and sometimes exposed to air within a clean room system of plant production. A tub and lid system of plant containment and plant care may be integrated into a rack system which may be contained within a clean room environment devoid of bugs, environmental deviations, pollution and other contaminates found in a typical organic system of the prior art.
Grow Inc | Date: 2015-01-20
A closed loop system for generating energy is described herein. The closed loop system can include a solar collector, a tank, and the combustor. The solar collector can collect electromagnetic energy from a light source including, the sun. This electromagnetic energy can be transported from the solar collector to the tank via a light guide. The tank is illuminated with electromagnetic energy and biomass grows in the tank. The biomass is transported to the combustor and burned to generate heat energy. This heat energy can be used to generate electricity.
News Article | July 11, 2015
UPDATE: Congratulations to Andrew Soro, the winner of our exclusive GROW 2015 Getaway. NOTE: Some entrants were found using bots to artifically collect upvotes, which violates the integrity of this giveaway. These entries were not considered. ORIGINAL: The GROW Conference is heading back to Whistler for their 6th annual event on August 19 through 21 with over 700 attendees. Hear leaders from Shopify, Slack, Evernote, Jawbone, Mastercard, Under Armour, and more discuss how design, customer experience, and seeing the invisible are shaping the future of business. Techvibes is giving away an exclusive GROW 2015 Getaway and entering is as simple as commenting. What do you win? How do you enter? Comment on this article below, stating why you simply must be at GROW 2015. The comment with the most upvotes wins. The contest runs from Friday, July 10 to Friday, July 17, closing at midnight PST. Part conference, part camp, and part community, GROW explores the future of innovation, growth and entrepreneurship and unites leading tech entrepreneurs, investors, executives, and creatives from Silicon Valley and across North America who are passionate about what’s next. The fine print: Hotel room must be used August 19 – 21, 2015 and room is non-transferrable. Winner must be 19 years or older. One comment per person please.
News Article | July 18, 2015
Landing the right partners or distribution channels is what differentiates fast growth companies from slow growth ones. At Shopify, we know how critical that is to the success of a business—tech or otherwise. As head of developer relations at Shopify, I look at dozens of new SMB products every week so we can add value and help our 165,000 merchants sell more products. Working with third-party integration partners brings value to our merchants and in turn Shopify becomes a distribution channel to help grow your business. Getting on board with multiple platforms and distribution channels is, in most cases, the best strategy to build your user base. But the difference between acquiring 100 users and a 100,000 users through platform integration is about your ability to build relationships with the decision makers behind that platform. And what better way to help you do that, than on stage at GROW in front of those exact people. Shopify is hosting the Under the Radar event at GROW Conference and have brought together our friends and partners from companies like Hootsuite, and Intuit, plus investors from Bloomberg Beta and CRV; to meet product companies looking for distribution partnerships like us. Products that catch my attention are creating new and exciting ways for small business to get discovered and sell more products. We are always looking for innovative approaches to social advertising, optimizing email marketing and SMS, analytics, logistics and creating new channels for sales. Hootsuite is interested in companies that emphasize customer engagement and Intuit is excited by companies pushing the limits of time tracking, inventory management or job costing. And our investor friends are interested in finding the next big thing. Ten companies will be selected to present to the entire GROW audience on the main stage. Then four will be selected to move on to the final event. And one company will be awarded with the “On the Radar” title, an opportunity to meet the panel members one-on-one and be featured in the Shopify Partners Blog. We are interested in meeting companies from the following categories: Atlee Clark will be speaking at this year’s GROW Conference, happening August 19-21 in Whistler, BC. To hear her speak, tickets are available, here.
News Article | August 11, 2015
The countdown to the annual GROW Conference is on. The complete schedule is live and attendees can start booking their outdoor activities. For the last couple years Techvibes has named five people that you should meet at GROW and everyone—including the folks on the list—loved it. So we're doing it again this year. Here are five people you should look out for at the GROW Conference in Whistler next week. When startups ask for media pitching advice I always tell them to aim high. And you can't get much higher than the Globe and Mail in Canada. Look out for Silcoff before or after he interviews Roger Hardy of Shoes.com. Silcoff recently published Losing the Signal: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Blackberry. Canadian tech darling Shopify is sponsoring GROW's Under the Radar showcase and Finkelstein will be a judge for the pitch competition. Freshly IPO-ed Shopify has had a market cap north of $3 Billion and Finkelstein, along with Founder Tobias Lütke, have been riding this unicorn. Hired by Apple at the ripe old age of 15, Williams went on to be a VC for Mike Milken & Larry Ellison's fund at 20. Now Founder at BetterCompany, Williams recently raised $7 million for his social platform centered around employees' work day and is an active angel investor. Switzer leads Product Innovation, M&A, Strategic Alliances & Financings at Hootsuite and in the last 4 years he has built and launched 4 new products, acquired 8 companies and raised over $200 million. Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes recently told The Globe and Mail he’d like to take the company public, so you'll want to introduce yourself before Switzer gets even busier. Slack is the world's fastest startup to reach a $2 Billlion valuation. Butterfield is a home grown Vancouverite and will be interviewed by fellow Canadian, and Shyp CEO, Kevin Gibbon at the end of day two. The "Founder to Founder" interview promises to be worth waiting for as Butterfield is refreshingly honest and down-to-earth for someone on a rocketship.