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SXSW Eco StartUp Showcase selects PlanetReuse Marketplace powered by InvenQuery

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August 21, 2012
PlanetReuse Marketplace powered by InvenQuery was selected as one of the 15 semifinalists that will present at SXSW Eco Startup Showcase presented by Austin Technology Clean Energy Incubator and Austin Energy.

Spotlighting innovation and entrepreneurship, the Startup Showcase is a one-day venture capital pitch competition exhibiting the best of cleantech startups from around the world.

Sarah Backhouse of Future360, will give a tour of clean technology innovation as the 15 semifinalists, handpicked by the Startup Showcase Advisory Board, compete before a live audience of venture investors, potential clients and a panel of Startup Showcase Judges, comprised of cleantech investment experts from top firms across the country.

This inaugural competition will take place on October 4, the second day of SXSW Eco, and includes exclusive networking opportunities for the participants as well as a conference-wide Awards Reception. Join us at SXSW Eco this year!

Here is a list of the amazing 15 Semifinalists:
ActualSun
CEFCO Global Clean Energy
iLumi Solutions Inc.
Kiverdi, Inc.
KleenSpeed Technologies Inc.
Nexus eWater
NuMat Technologies, Inc.
Omni Water Solutions
PlanetReuse
Plovgh
Pvilion
Radiator Labs
Sourcemap
Staxxon LLC
ZETA Comminities

Best of luck to all of the Semifinalists!

Sustainable Brands 2012 - PlanetReuse Marketplace

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July 03, 2012

In June, we attended the Sustainable Brands Conference in San Diego, CA. This conference brings together major brands who care about their impact on environment and society. PlanetReuse participated in the conference's Causeway Initiative that aimed to promote partnerships between not-for-profits or social enterprises with large companies to bring a positive, social and environmental change. PlanetReuse presented alongside organizations such as Sierra Club, Forest Stewardship Council, and World Wildlife Fund and urged companies to source reclaimed materials for new projects and to deconstruct for reuse.

PlanetReuse Marketplace powered by InvenQuery was selected as a finalist in the Sustainable Brands Innovation Open competition. PlanetReuse Marketplace was one of six companies chosen from more than one hundred applicants to pitch its business concept to a panel of judges. After an initial round of presentations PlanetReuse Marketplace was included in the top four companies and given the opportunity to present on the main conference stage. You can view our four-minute pitch before a live audience here.

We would like to congradulate the winner of the Innovation Open, Ecofiltro, a social enterprise that sells low cost water filtration systems in the third world. Learn about Ecofiltro's impact.

Participation in Sustainable Brands '12 and the Innovation Open provided an excellent opportunity to meet many other aspiring entrepreneurs that are doing amazing things, spread the word about building materials reuse and introduce major corporations to a variety of reuse possibilities.


PlanetReuse Begins Beta Testing New National Online Platform for Reuse Centers

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January 13, 2012
Since 2008, PlanetReuse has been expertly matching commercial materials with designers, builders and owners to save projects money, serve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) efforts and sustain the planet. PlanetReuse is now expanding its services to make use of reclaimed building materials more commonplace in the residential construction market.
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PlanetReuse has begun testing its proprietary InvenQuery technology platform, a web- and mobile app-based system that offers real-time inventory, point-of-sale and e-commerce serviced tailored for the reuse center industry. Formerly called PlanetRestore, the InvenQuery technology platform will power PlanetReuse Marketplace, an online store to debut later this year, that will help reuse centers make reclaimed and surplus building materials instantly accessible to homeowners nationwide.

Currently, reuse centers sell less than 5% of their inventory online. If you are a reuse center interested in learning more about InvenQuery and PlanetReuse Marketplace (coming soon), please contact us at raeann@planetreuse.com.

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