ConnectGen is developing renewable energy and energy storage projects across North America. As our existing infrastructure ages, it is vital to tap into our country’s endless resources and develop projects that will provide long-term, cost-effective, clean energy solutions. As our existing infrastructure ages, it is vital to tap into our country’s endless resources and develop projects that will provide long-term, cost-effective, clean energy solutions. Our mission is to build clean electricity generation and storage infrastructure to enable a sustainable energy future. Successful project development requires substantial and widespread participation from a diverse group of entities and stakeholders. ConnectGen strives to establish and maintain close relationships with landowners, communities, local and state officials, customers and suppliers and deeply values stakeholder input and involvement. At ConnectGen, we take our commitment to bettering America’s energy future seriously. ConnectGen used green building principles when designing its office space, which is LEED Gold certified by the US Green Building Council. In addition, the ConnectGen office space is located in a building which itself is LEED Gold Certified.
Saildrone is a US business that designs, manufactures, and operates a fleet of the world’s most capable, proven, and trusted uncrewed surface vehicles (USVs). Predominantly powered by wind and solar, Saildrone USVs have a minimal carbon footprint and are equipped with advanced sensors and AI technology to deliver critical data and intelligence from any ocean, at any time of year. Solutions include maritime domain awareness, ocean data, and ocean mapping. Saildrone operations and data collection services are encrypted and secure. Saildrone is the world’s leading collector of ocean related in situ data via uncrewed vehicle, above and below the sea surface. Government, scientific, and commercial organizations around the globe rely on Saildrone to deliver the critical information they need—when they need it. Saildrone is headquartered in Alameda, CA, in a former Naval Air station hangar with direct access to the waters of San Francisco Bay. Our measurements and observations, from above and below the ocean surface, provide intelligence and insight for subjects ranging from maritime security, to mapping, to earth system processes such as weather forecasting, carbon cycling, global fishing, and climate change. All of which have a tremendous impact on humanity Saildrone designs, manufactures and operates the world’s most capable, proven and trusted USVs. Saildrones are wind and solar-powered autonomous surface vehicles which make cost-effective ocean data collection possible at scale. We collect critical marine data, delivered in real-time, from any of our oceans, at any time of year. We are building the world's largest high-resolution ocean data sets, working with governments and private companies around the globe. Saildrone's patented wing technology was born from 10 years of R&D in pursuit of the land speed record. The company is headquartered in Alameda, CA, and backed by The Schmidt Family Foundation, Social Capital, Capricorn’s Technology Impact Fund, Lux Capital, Exor Seeds, and Horizons Ventures.
Charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. Since charity: water was founded in 2006, we’ve been chasing one ambitious goal: ending the global water crisis. And while the water crisis is huge, we’re optimistic. We know how to solve the problem, and we make progress every day thanks to the help of local partners and generous supporters. If we work together, we believe everyone will have access to life’s most basic need within our lifetime. Facing a problem as big as the water crisis requires an incredible team. We’re grateful to have some of the most innovative and committed leaders guiding our organization. After a decade of indulging his darkest vices as a nightclub promoter, Scott Harrison declared spiritual, moral, and emotional bankruptcy. He spent two years on a hospital ship off the coast of Liberia, saw the effects of dirty water firsthand, and came back to New York City on a mission.