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Blossoming of Energy, Part II

This is part 2 in our coverage of Blossom, a St. Louis energy startup, cofounded by Washington University alumni Joe Gardner and Chris Mertens, two tinkerers who want to rethink the current energy business model. We spoke with the two following their partnership announcement with iNeighborhoods to allow city residents to exchange renewable energy. This is part of a smart cities initiative aimed to make urban centers more sustainable, economic viable, and inclusive. They call it: “Smart City Data Exchange – Connecting Neighborhoods Through Energy” Links: https://www.blossom-iot.com/ iNeighborhoods Innovation Districts https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smart-city-data-exchange-connecting-neighborhoods-through-energy-tickets-59248102670# —————– If you like A Bit Cryptic podcast and […]

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Blossoming of Energy, Part I

This is part 1 in our coverage of Blossom, a St. Louis energy startup, cofounded by Washington University alumni Joe Gardner and Chris Mertens, two tinkerers who want to rethink the current energy business model. They also want to restore power and control back to the consumer while preparing society for a renewable energy future. They talk us through: -how not getting the college internships led them to experiment and build smart gadget solutions for businesses and customers. -their fateful meeting with ex-Boeing engineers on an encryption that had broader implications for the exchange of data between sensors, between people, […]

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