Techstars: Satisfaction Guaranteed

By Yoav Lurie on September 17, 2014

Few things build as much confidence in a prospective buyer as a money-back guarantee. Not only because she can rest assured that she could get her money back if she were to be unsatisfied; but, more importantly, she knows that the vendor is so confident in his product that he’s willing to stand behind it […]

Dinosaurs, corporations, and the changing utility business model.

By Kat on September 15, 2014

How to explain gaps in a fossil record? The theory of punctuated equilibrium – first proffered by paleontologists Niles Eldridge and Stephen Jay Gould in 1972 in response to a puzzling absence of transitory dinosaur fossils – suggests that evolution does not occur gradually over long periods of time (phyletic gradualism). Rather, punctuated equilibrium holds […]

Simple Energy’s Startup Space

By Kat on August 11, 2014

TechStars recently did a 1-minute video on Simple Energy’s amazing office space and how our mission of motivating people to save energy has been weaved into the office culture.

Why Simple Energy is backing Tom Christie’s Django REST Framework on Kickstarter

By Kat on July 22, 2014

Today, we backed Tom Christie’s Django REST Framework Kickstarter at the Platinum level. I’m Kit La Touche, a web developer here at Simple Energy. I’m going to talk a little bit about why this was worth it to us. At Simple Energy, we’ve been transitioning our core web stack to Django, for the increased reliability, […]

Milton Hydro Is Partnering With Simple Energy To Drive Energy Conservation Through Community Engagement

By Kat on July 15, 2014

Boulder, CO (July 14, 2014) – Milton Hydro, in partnership with Simple Energy, will deliver a social benchmarking program to residential customers in Milton, Ont., beginning later this July. Funded by the Ontario Power Authority’s Conservation Fund, the Milton Community Energy Challenge will demonstrate how a community engagement program can deliver behaviour-based energy conservation. Customers […]

Investor-owned utilities are going online for public support

By Kat on July 8, 2014

“We Stand For Energy“, an internet-based media campaign, recently launched to help build support among the public and policymakers for a projected $90 billion spend by investor-owned utilities (IOUs) on grid modernization, cleaner energy resources, energy efficiency and more. By encouraging dialogue through the “We Stand For Energy” online campaign, IOUs hope to make the case […]

Simple Energy bikes, hikes, and runs for charity.

By Cara Jo Miller on May 2, 2014

When we’re not motivating utility customers to save energy, the team at Simple Energy is expending our own energy on the beautiful trails of Boulder, Colorado. We have runners, hikers, bikers, climbers, and triathletes. There’s no shortage of vertical and horizontal miles being logged. May 1st marked the start of Simple Energy’s participation in the […]

What to do With Your Recruitment Budget (aka The Great Lip Dub of 2014)

By Yoav Lurie on February 18, 2014

Yesterday, I posted about why recruiters are a waste of money. Instead of wasting your money on recruiters I suggested that companies invest in their own brand and culture. Imagine the great things you could do with all that money going to ineffective recruiters! Last week, we at Simple Energy did just that: Our own […]