SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Out of hundreds of premiere companies in the Americas, BreezoMeter has been hand-picked to join 11 ventures to participate in the inaugural Unreasonable Impact US program. Unreasonable Group and Barclays, a global financial services company, has selected BreezoMeter, leading air quality data provider, because they have demonstrated through their business model that they are well positioned to build 500 jobs in the emerging green economy within the next five years.
Unreasonable Impact is a global partnership between Barclays and Unreasonable Group focused on mentoring growth-stage ventures that have the potential to employ thousands of people in industries that solve major environmental and societal problems.
BreezoMeter is tackling a $1.7 trillion problem - air pollution. According to the World Health Organization, air pollution is the single biggest environmental health crisis we face today. The company is making the invisible visible by providing actionable, highly accurate, and location-based air quality data, which can be integrated into any device or technology, such as smart home products, health & fitness mobile apps, real estate websites, car dashboards and more.
During the two-week Unreasonable Impact program, BreezoMeter will receive mentorship from business experts and successful entrepreneurs on how to scale their model. Mentors include Hunter Lovins president of Natural Capital Solutions and Time Magazine Hero of the planet for 2009, Tom Chi co-founder of Google Glass and Google's self-driving car, and Steven Berkenfeld, managing director at Barclays, among many others.
The program will take place 70 miles outside of NYC at Cedar Lakes Estate, and include two exhibition events in NYC where BreezoMeter will showcase their innovation along with the 11 additional participating ventures. Keynote speakers at these events include George Kembel, founder of the Stanford D. School and Joe McGrath, CEO of Barclays Americas.
"In the past two years BreezoMeter has grown exponentially. Thanks to our partners and customers, more than 50M people have access to our air quality data worldwide, through various products," says Ran Korber, CEO of BreezoMeter. "In order to grow like this, we've invested further in our core IP: our employees. Last year we opened our North America office and nearly doubled our total employee count. Unreasonable Impact is exactly the kind of program that we need now, as it will provide us the tools and knowledge to keep growing as a company and continue to reach towards the 3 billion people who live in highly polluted areas. It is remarkable to have the support of such incredible institutes as Barclays and Unreasonable Group in our mission to help improve global health and quality of life."
"Scale ups are fundamental in driving economic growth," explains Joe McGrath, CEO of Barclays Americas. "It's an honor to partner with Unreasonable to create an accelerator program in the U.S. to help alleviate unemployment and grow the green economy. By supporting ventures that have scalable solutions to some of the world's greatest challenges with our resources and mentorship, we will not only help to address significant societal and environmental issues, but we will also be facilitating in creating the jobs of tomorrow."
Daniel Epstein, founder and CEO of Unreasonable Group explains, "Within the next four years, it is estimated that we will need 212 million new jobs to accommodate current unemployment and projected job loss due to new industries. By partnering with Barclays to support entrepreneurs like BreezoMeter who have developed scalable solutions to the world's greatest challenges, we will not only scale up technologies that address significant societal and environmental issues, but we will in turn be accelerating the creation of millions of new jobs."
For more information about Unreasonable Impact, visit http://www.unreasonableimpact.com.
BreezoMeter is a big data company that delivers real-time, up to streel-level, air quality data worldwide. With over 50M users in 28 countries, it's the world's trusted provider. BreezoMeter's advanced features such as pollution heat-maps, health recommendations and others, help businesses to engage better with their customers, increase product value and become part of the user's daily routine. BreezoMeter's data is integrated into Smart Homes, Automotive, Mobile, Real Estate, Health & Fitness, Smart Cities and more. BreezoMeter is proud to work with: AccuWeather, Current (powered by GE), Cisco, Motorola Solutions, Veolia, LifeMap Solutions, and Dyson.