SAN DIEGO, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ecoATM, the award-winning San Diego start-up known for its commitment to the environment and its innovative retail kiosks that buy back and recycle consumer electronics, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the GoingGreen Global 200 winners. Inclusion in the GoingGreen Global 200 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. ecoATM was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.
ecoATM and the GoingGreen Global 200 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn's GoingGreen Silicon Valley event on September 27, 2011, at San Francisco City Hall in San Francisco, Calif
This two-and-a-half-day executive event features CEO presentations and high-level debates on the most promising emerging green technologies and new entrepreneurial opportunities
"Picking this year's GoingGoing Global 200 was a very competitive process, as literally dozens of great greentech companies are emerging out of the pack, raising big money, and gaining significant market traction," says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "This year's winners clearly represent some of the highest-growth opportunities we've seen in the private company marketplace and underscore that many of the greentech sectors VCs have been betting on are booming."
The GoingGreen Global 200 winners were selected from among thousands of domestic and international greentech technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and greentech industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2011 list.
A full list of all the GoingGreen Global 200 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at: http://www.aonetwork.com/AOStory/Announcing-2011-GoingGreen-Global-200-Top-Private-Companies.
Based in San Diego, Calif., ecoATM (www.ecoatm.com) is the first company to create an automated self-serve kiosk system that uses patented, advanced machine vision, electronic diagnostics, and artificial intelligence to evaluate and buy back used electronics directly from consumers for cash or store credit. ecoATM's eCycling stations provide a convenient trade-in solution that:
- electronically and/or visually inspect virtually any consumer electronic device,
- connects consumers in real-time with a broad worldwide secondary market to ensure best pricing, and
- pays consumers immediately in cash and/or store credit, and
- automatically administers trade-in / trade-up promotions for retailers and manufacturers.
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn's preeminent executive event series includes the Silicon Valley Innovation Summit, OnMedia, OnHollywood, Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, OnMobile, and GoingGreen Silicon Valley. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.
Media Contact: Anita Giani ecoATM, 650-743-0870, firstname.lastname@example.org
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