I’m here at the introductory talk at the Discover Brilliant conference. The focus of the three-day event is on those areas where entrepreneurial energy and profit overlap with lower environmental impact. Everyone is here to figure out who’s making money, who’s investing where, and what the next big tech will be.
The vibe is refreshingly different from the usual green conference — much more lively, lots more optimism, much less guilt.
I’ll be posting updates periodically over the next three days.
Update [2007-9-17 9:38:49 by David Roberts]: This is kind of interesting: she says that as of today, energy, building, transportation, and business systems are the focus of cleantech entrepreneurial energy. Over the next 5-15 years, though, other systems will rise in importance, particularly water, food, and health systems.