ThinkEco Wins Global Cleantech Cluster Association 2013 Later Stage Award For cleantech success in Lighting/Energy Efficiency ThinkEco honored at Corporate Cleantech Venture Day in Lahti, Finland

NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ThinkEco, Inc., who provides technology and services for utilities and businesses, is proud to announce that it has won the Best in Lighting/Energy Efficiency for the Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) 2013 Later Stage Award.  The GCCA's Global Top 10 Winners represent the best of the association's nearly 50 member clusters and over 10,000 member companies. The GCCA Global Top 10 Winners were selected by 22 cleantech venture capital and private equity investors and serial entrepreneurs, who collectively manage over $3.5 billion in global clean technology investment. This year's awards were organized by the Finnish Cleantech Cluster.

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The 2013 Global Top 10 award reflects ThinkEco's success and market position as an energy efficiency company in the $163.1 billion global cleantech industry.  It also indicates ThinkEco's unique innovations are making a positive contribution to the green economy.

"Economic research demonstrates clusters are critical for regions fostering their technology centers, and they are paramount to the success of building green economies," said Nina Harjula, GCCA Co-Founder and Finnish Cleantech Cluster Manager  "The 2013 winners are both successful technically, strategically and regionally. It is an honor to highlight them and we wish them continued success."

ThinkEco was nominated for the GCCA Later Stage Award by the New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Resilient Economy (NYC ACRE) in May 2013.

The Global Top 10 were selected out of the 10,000 companies represented by the GCCA's nearly 50 member clusters.  In total, 160 companies were nominated by clusters as leading in their regions. That number was later narrowed to the Global Top 30 Semi-Finalists using the Keystone Method™, a business and venture development tool developed by GCCA Head Judge Dr. Peter Adriaens and CleanTech Acceleration Partners at the University of Michigan.

"ThinkEco has built a global presence by partnering with the best networks, utilities, investors and businesses to develop cost effective energy efficiency solutions that fully engage customers while providing cost savings and minimal intervention," said Jun Shimada, CEO of ThinkEco, Inc.  "We thank all of our partners for their collaboration to help us win this award."

A full list of all the GCCA Later Stage Award 2013 Global Top 10 Finalists can be found at: http://www.globalcleantech.org/2013-winners/

About ThinkEco, Inc.

New York City-based ThinkEco, Inc. is a leading provider of easy-to-use energy efficiency solutions for homes and businesses. ThinkEco's patented technology platform enables cloud-based applications powered by intelligent algorithms and featuring an attractive and customizable customer user interface with which partners can integrate. ThinkEco has been running the award-winning coolNYC Program; a demand response initiative targeting window air conditioners, which are one of the largest active loads during NYC summers. For more information, visit www.thinkeco.com or follow the company on Twitter @ThinkEco and Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThinkEco.

About NYC ACRE

NYC ACRE is a critical nexus for innovators to connect and develop new technologies essential to meet both city and state energy and environmental goals, as well as the demands of climate change adaptation and mitigation.  The New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Resilient Economy (NYC ACRE) helps clean technology and renewable energy companies in New York City grow, advancing the city as a role model for a low-carbon future while also creating jobs.  NYC ACRE is dedicated to growing an ecosystem of entrepreneurs, international companies, and innovative local businesses that provide solutions to climate and energy issues in NYC. For more information about NYC ACRE, please visit www.nycacre.com.

About the Global Cleantech Cluster Association

Global Cleantech is a non-profit association, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.  that creates conduits for companies to harness the tremendous benefits of international cleantech cluster collaboration in an efficient, affordable, and structured way.  Global Cleantech provides a gateway for established and emerging cleantech companies to gain exposure to potential investors, new markets, influential networks, innovative technologies and best practices.  GCCA was founded by the Finnish Cleantech Cluster, swisscleantech, Technica Communications and Watershed Capital Group. For more information about Global Cleantech, please visit www.globalcleantech.org.

SOURCE ThinkEco, Inc.



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