ECO12 Update: Wirtschaftswoche, ClimatePartner, Startups, Speakers and Laing playing live

Ecosummit 2012, our third international Smart Green Business Conference for startups, VCs, corporates and utilities, makes fantastic progress: We confirmed 36 speakers, 15 sponsors, 18 partners, 45 jury members and 24 award nominees. New ECO12 Media Partner is the leading German business weekly Wirtschaftswoche. ClimatePartner sponsors our carbon offset to make ECO12 climate neutral. 5 startups are ECO12 Silver Sponsors and join our startup demo area. And we signed the Berlin-based electronic a capella band Laing to play live at the ECO12 Award party on 22 March. Many good reasons to buy your ticket or (re)consider sponsoring our Smart Green Business Network and Conference.

To groove you into the week(end) we embed the wonderful video of the ECO12 live act Laing performing their song “Sehnsucht”.

New ECO12 Gold Sponsor is Ecomobilité Ventures, a new French fund which invests in sustainable mobility startups and is financed by the 4 corporates SNCF, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Orange and Total. The Managing Partner Fabienne Herlaut presents the fund at ECO12 and looks forward to meeting the best mobility startups. The first 5 startups have taken advantage of our special silver startup package which includes 2 ECO12 tickets, talk, stand and online logo. Advanced Plasma Power, WeSustain, Entelios, Greenpocket and Sunfire populate our demo area and are ready to share the space with more ambitious startups.

The ECO12 Award is growing up and the Facebook voting is a lot of fun. We nominated 24 startups from 6 countries and expect many more applications until 1 March 2012. Our international expert jury features 45 judges whose individual votes will be aggregated to identify the winners of the €15K prize money. We are grateful if you spread the word and motivate more smart green startups to apply for our award.

The Internet users have been good to us during the last couple of weeks voting for their favourite startups and checking out our conference and blog: since launch of, we now have 32K Unique Visitors from 151 countries and 157K Pageviews coming via 814 traffic sources. Moreover, Ecosummit TV on Youtube received over 19K Videoviews while we enjoy the support of 680 Facebook fans and 1.200 Twitter followers.

ECO12 Speakers include Michael Linse (KPCB), Bart Markus (Wellington), Urban Keussen (E.ON), Marie-Anne Brodschii (Veolia), Peter Fath (centrotherm), Kurt Kaltenegger (ABB Technology Ventures), Stephan Rieke (SolarFuel), Carl Berninghausen (Sunfire), Thomas Goette (Greenpocket), Stephan Mey (Agnion), Laurent Giai-Minet (EnOcean), Thibaud Le Séguillon (Heliatek) and Alexander von Frankenberg (High-Tech Gründerfonds). The first version of the ECO12 Agenda will be published in early February 2012.

To participate please buy your ECO12 ticket for €990,00 incl. 19% German VAT (€832,00 net).

We wish you a productive and efficient time and look forward to seeing you on 22-23 March 2012 at ECO12. May the smart green force be with you!

Kind regards from Berlin,

Jan Michael Hess, Ecosummit Founder, and Team

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