Opportunity Green
Green Business Startup

2009 Finalists


Ecovative Design works with nature to replace unsustainable plastics and foams with natural composites. Using innovative new materials and radical new technologies, their products perform at least as well as current state-of-the-art synthetics, but at a lower cost to both you and the environment. The OG09 attendees were allowed to either text in or Twitter their favorite company for this “People’s Choice” award.


Balqon Corporation designs, develops and distributes advanced transportation solution for industrial and commercial applications. We work with our global manufacturing partners to develop innovative product solutions to address material handling and transportation needs of our customers worldwide.

BIXI is Montréal's new public bike system. It's the bike that's really an alternative means of urban transport. Accessible to everyone, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, three seasons of the year, from May to November.

BottleStone is a beautiful, new green surface material made of 80% post-consumer recycled glass and provides a green alternative to stone slabs offering the same warm aesthetics of natural stone materials. The company makes beautiful products from recycled waste glass-- a innovative green building material that requires no further processing before use.

Brad's Raw Chips informs people, young and old, of the benefits of eating raw and local foods. The company is dedicated to making eating chips healthy and enjoyable.

BTTR Ventures has created a unique, closed loop production model that converts tons of coffee ground waste into a valuable, nutritious product: gourmet, specialty mushrooms. BTTR Ventures then not only donates a percentage of its profits back to the local community which supports them, but also uses its own waste, the post-mushroom coffee grounds, and turns it into premium, nutrient-rich compost for local farms. They hope to revolutionize the standards for resource management in communities.

CleanFish is committed to promoting great tasting, sustainably produced, authentic artisan seafood. They believe that fish you can trust begins with people you can trust and combine respectful practices in wild catch with the products of responsible harvest of artisans. CleanFish seeks to provide consumers with top quality fish that are sustainably farmed and caught and hopes to spark a return back to healthy oceans and regenerative ecosystems.

Double Helix Tracking Technologies develops affordable, DNA-based solutions to verify the origin of timber and wood products. They seek to help customers exclude illegally harvested timber from their supply chains by verifying supplier declarations of origin and detecting fraud.
Ecovative Design is passionate about sustainability and works with nature to replace unsustainable plastics and foams with natural composites. Using innovative new materials and radical new technologies, our products perform at least as well as current state-of-the-art synthetics, but at a lower cost to both you and the environment. Ecovative strives to make truly sustainable products smart and affordable.

Energy Hub is the consumer face of the Smart Grid, helping homeowners reduce energy consumption and save money. EnergyHub produces smart, simple, and cost-effective energy management tools that strengthen the relationship between consumers and utilities and solve the energy problems of today and tomorrow.
Green Box is a completely redesigned pizza box that features a top that breaks down into 4 serving plates and a bottom that folds into a storage box that actually fits into a fridge! The Green Box was designed to improve outmoded, outdated, and wasteful food packaging that has otherwise remained unchanged for the past thirty years.

Greensulate is a leader in designing, installing, and maintaining living green roofs and walls. Their work not only provides staggering environmental benefits in urban settings but also provides beautiful design alternatives to the part of architecture that is generally ignored. Greensulate collaborates on those LEED projects where sustainability is seen as an economic, enviromental and aesthetic opportunity to be seized. They work to make the world greener and cleaner, one roof at a time.

Healthy Vending helps unite man and nutrition (h.u.m.a.n.) by placing premium healthy vending machines across the globe and giving 10% of proceeds back to charitable causes that fight obesity and malnutrition. The h.u.m.a.n. team changes the world by making healthy eating more convenient than ever, revamping the large, struggling vending industry, and forging a bond of self-help philanthropy that allows people to help others by helping themselves.

Kopali Organics is a mission-driven company, founded to bring the most purely delicious, naturally nourishing, and healthful food produced in the most fair, compassionate, and sustainable ways possible. Kopali connects small organic farmers with the growing market of shoppers who care where their food comes from and how it is grown.
Levant Power has developed and patented a novel, green technology that can improve a vehicle's fuel economy by harvesting wasted energy in the suspension.
Novomer is pioneering a family of high-performance green plastics, polymers, and other chemicals to meet rising needs. With proprietary catalytic technology and a world-class scientific team, Novomer's groundbreaking technology allows carbon dioxide and other renewable materials to be cost-effectively transformed into polymers, plastics, and other chemicals for a wide variety of industrial markets.
Powerzoa Cube is a smart plug that fits between your appliances and wall outlets. The cubes measure your energy usage and send data to a personalized website where you can schedule appliances to turn on and off automatically to save electricity, lower energy costs, and help the environment.
Project FROG makes the most technologically advanced, energy-efficient building systems on the planet. Employing innovative clean technology across the construction spectrum, Project FROG aims to transform the building industry by creating new standards for healthy buildings that significantly reduce energy consumption and materials waste.

RecycleMatch connects waste streams and under-valued resources with potential users of the resources to help create new revenues and savings for participating companies while at the same time positively impact on the environment. Their goal is to create an industrial ecosystem in which the use of energy and materials is optimized, waste is minimized, and there is an economically viable role for every product of a manufacturing process.

Regen creates personal and home electronics that are powered by light. They believe that leaping forward toward solar-powered electronics should not require stepping back from performance, design, and enjoyment. In addition to making beautiful electronics, they ultimately aim is to make useful, self-powered products accessible to the greatest number of people possible.

Roofray is a solar array modeling service and community determined to help consumers evaluate solar for their home or business and to create greater awareness for solar overall. Roofray hopes to play an important part in the compelling lean-forward environment that is innovative and wholly useful.

SRS Energy develops and manufactures premium solar roofing tiles designed to seamlessly integrate with traditional roofing products. With innovative product development and comprehensive support, SRS Energy empowers roofing manufacturers to brand and sell solar upgrades to produce stylish and simple solution for sustainable residential and commercial roofing.

Touch collaborates with emerging designers in creating hand-made products, rather than mass-produced. Our goal is not only to make products that are beautiful, but good for the environment and those who make them. Touch is the result of just doing what they love, from the hands of designers to the artisans and finally to you!

Wattbot has the vision to be the most objective, comprehensive, and trusted clean energy advisor available, empowering everyone with the tools they need to take action and declare their energy independence.
WitriCity envisions a future in which wireless electricity makes everyday products more convenient, reliable, and environmentally friendly. This plan includes cell phones, game controllers, laptop computers, even electric vehicles capable of re-charging themselves without ever being plugged in. The WitriCity team hopes to make this future a reality, developing wireless electricity technology that will operate safely, efficiently, and powerfully over long distances.