Energize People's Lives
Gridmates is the world’s first internet platform designed to end energy poverty. Gridmates is crowdfunding energy units where a user can give or donate those units to a person who cannot afford to pay for bills, such as electric bills.
The event will provide a short description of the Sharing Economy ecosystem and how it can be implemented in the Energy sector. A relaxed atmosphere with beers and drinks. The founder George Koutitas will tell his story on how he left Greece and Europe and moved to Austin Texas to launch his startup.
Then participants will be asked to be part of the world’s first community powered by crowdsourced energy.
Each participant can donate $5 or 10kWh of energy to Gridmates pilot project in East Austin. It is called Community First Village and it is a 27 acres community of 240 microhomes that provide shelter to 240 homeless people of Austin!