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November Sponsor “Inspire”

November 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

As the LSFM’s November sponsor, Inspire is on a mission to educate members of the Chicago community about their right to choose clean power for their homes and businesses. Everyone who becomes an Inspire member will receive a $10 gift card to Emporium Logan Square. You can find them at the LSFM Indoor Season on  November 19! Read below for more information about Inspire.

LSFM: How did you start Inspire?

Inspire: The ​traditional ​energy ​market ​is ​antiquated ​and ​dominated ​by ​government-sanctioned ​monopolies. ​They have ​no ​true ​incentives ​to ​innovate ​and ​offer ​renewable ​forms ​of ​power ​or ​smart, ​energy ​efficient technologies. ​

After ​spending ​his ​career ​building ​commercially-driven ​energy ​businesses, ​Inspire’s ​CEO, ​Patrick ​Maloney, set ​out ​to ​tackle ​these ​problems ​head ​on—creating ​what ​the ​’Utility ​of ​the ​Future’ ​should ​look ​like. ​He realized ​that ​companies ​like ​Lyft, ​Airbnb ​and ​Netflix ​were ​inherently ​successful ​because ​they ​use technology ​to ​provide ​new ​and ​better ​ways ​for ​consumers ​to ​experience ​our ​world. ​By ​applying ​a ​similar lens ​to ​the ​energy ​industry, ​Inspire ​is ​able ​to ​develop ​consumer ​technology ​products ​that ​completely reshape ​the ​outdated ​utility ​model.

LSFM: What is your mission and vision at Inspire?

I: Our mission is to create a connected movement of people towards a brighter energy future. Our vision is a modern world where every home and business is a smart one, powered by clean energy.

LSFM: What makes Inspire stand out from other alt energy start-ups?

I: Disrupting ​the ​one-size-fits-all ​utility ​model, ​Inspire’s ​groundbreaking ​smart ​home ​subscription ​combines personalized ​clean ​energy ​plans ​with ​best-in-class ​smart ​devices ​for ​one ​straightforward ​monthly ​price. This ​model ​represents ​a ​fundamental ​shift ​in ​the ​traditional ​payment ​mechanism ​for ​energy.

LSFM: How does someone sign up for Inspire services?

I: All of our enrollments at the farmers market are done with tablets so that the user experience is easy and quick. You can also sign up online at helloinspire.com

LSFM: Why does Inspire believe in making an investment in producing a resilient local food system, and how does that relate to your objectives?

I: By supporting localized food systems, we’re reducing harmful GHG emissions that would be put into the atmosphere by the transport and mass production of foods grown and imported to cities.


November 19, 2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Indoor Farmers Market
2363 N. Milwaukee Av.
Chicago, IL 60647 United States
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