Vapur at Opportunity Green

The Opportunity Green Conference, Sept. 22 to the 24, was a great success! Vapur was the official water bottle of the event, which of course meant every attendee received a complementary Anti-Bottle in their Swag Bag!

Beyond seeing our Anti-Bottles in action, we also had a blast seeing the purpose of Opportunity Green come to life. This conference consisted of variety of companies from all different niches collaborating together over this three day period in hopes of creating a cleaner, greener world. We enjoyed hanging out with all of our eco-friendly companions at the conference, including our partners: 1% for the Planet and ColorWest!

Jason Carginan, Co-founder of Vapur, was a guest speaker during Opportunity Green’s Friday speaker session. During his presentation, Jason unveiled the three winning designs from the Thirst for Design Competition for the first time to a public audience. The attendees absolutely loved these new designs for the Artist Series of Anti-Bottles. Everyone, especially us, cannot wait for their release in 2011!

From Dwell on Design to the Thirst for Design Competition, we’ve thoroughly enjoyed our lasting partnership with Opportunity Green. A special thanks goes out to Karen Solomon, Mike Flynn and their entire team of staff and volunteers for putting on this amazing event. We are greatly looking forward to participating in the 2011 conference!

Vapur is going to Opportunity Green!

Vapur is attending the largest green business conference in Southern California: Opportunity Green! This event attracts over 800 attendees, ranging from Fortune 500 executives to new innovative start-up companies just breaking into the industry. The conference will take place next week, September 22 to September 24, at Los Angeles Center Studios.

Over this three day period, Opportunity Green will highlight exciting new trends happening in the green scene, foster collaborative sustainable efforts and introduce a variety of speakers from groundbreaking industries, such as BMW DesignWorks, Dwell and VAPUR! Jason Carignan, Co-founder of Vapur, will be presenting on Friday’s speaker panel. We also have our fingers crossed that Vapur makes it as a finalist in Opportunity Green’s “Top 25 Innovative Green Business Start-up Awards”.

Everyone who attends the conference will be receiving a FREE Opportunity Green-branded Vapur Anti-Bottle. Don’t forget to come by the Vapur booth, #10, to get 10% off when you order online at vapur.us and see the wining designs from the Thirst for Design competition!

While we are at the conference, be sure to look at our Facebook page for updates & photos!

Drops of Hope: Haiti

On Jan. 12, 2010, Haiti was rocked by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake. Haiti, one of the poorest nations in the Western Hemisphere, has a population of over nine million. With this large disparity in wealth, compared to other countries, and a high density population, this massive quake caused a devastating amount of destruction.

Since January, volunteers from Calvary Community Church have made multiple trips, helping the Haitians build two reservoirs in the community of Lamothe, Haiti. Those reservoirs provide clean accessible drinking water to a community of over 7,000 people. This is a small yet vital step towards re-building the country. In order to fund future clean water projects in Haiti, efforts now turn to selling the Drops of Hope: Haiti Vapur Anti-Bottles. 100% OF THE PROCEEDS GO TO PROVIDE CLEAN WATER FOR HAITI. Water is the source of life, so Vapur and Calvary will work together to help bring new life back into this country torn apart by natural disaster.

Since the launch of the Drops of Hope: Haiti campaign on September 12, an outstanding $10,000 has already been made to help fund this project.

If you would like to join Vapur and Calvary in their efforts, please contact haitirelief@calvarycc.org or call 818-575-2220. To read about this group in action, click here.

To read more go here: vapur.us/haiti

Vapur Announces Winners of Thirst for Design Competition

Winning Designs to Appear on Limited Edition “Artist Series” Launching in 2011

September 9, 2010

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ — Vapur Inc., makers of the VAPUR® Anti-Bottle ™, a foldable, flexible, reusable eco-friendly water bottle, is pleased to announce the winners of its “Thirst for Design” competition. The contest, facilitated by the online creative collaboration platform jovoto, invited artists from around the world to submit graphic designs to appear on Vapur’s new “Artist Series” of Anti-Bottles scheduled for release in 2011.

The Thirst for Design contest began in July with the goal of uncovering fresh designs for a series of limited-edition Anti-Bottles. During an eight-week run, nearly 300 artists from around the world submitted 1,000 designs to be selected for one of three limited-edition “Artist Series” bottles. The winners were chosen from 27 finalists by a distinguished panel of judges known for their creativity and commitment to the environment including Lara Deam of Dwell Magazine, Karen Solomon of Opportunity Green, William Schwartz of TapIt, Laurenz Schaffer of BMW DesignWorks, Jonathan Greenblatt of Allforgood.org,Matthew Lloyd of Method Home and HDTV Design Star Antonio Ballatore.

“We are thrilled with the outcome,” said Jason Carignan, Chief Design Officer and Co-Founder of Vapur. “The Anti-Bottle is like no other — it’s where form meets function and where beauty and utility meld together — so our winning designs needed to reflect that unique sensibility. The number of entrants and the quality of their work far exceeded our expectations.”

Each international juried winner will see their designs grace the 2011 limited-edition “Artist Series” bottles. The winning designs will be celebrated at the upcoming Opportunity Green Business Conference 2010 in Los Angeles, which takes place September 22-24. The winners are:

-David Herbst, 24, of Germany, for his “Bottle Inhabitants” design
-Marcel Weik, 30, of Germany, for his “Aqua Libre” design
-Waqar Hassan Syed, 24, of Pakistan, for his “Thirsty” design

“Our winners were chosen for their iconic, original designs, which exhibited a level of creativity consistent with the Vapur brand,” Carignan said.

In addition to the juried winners, the jotovo design community selected six additional winners via an online forum designed to showcase entries and allow the public to rate their favorites. Online community members posted more than 11,000 ratings and more than 2,600 comments on the site.  These six additional winners will receive a cash prize and recognition throughout the design world for their talents. They are:

-Leonardo Gonzalez, 27, of Venezuela, for his “Water is Fun” design
-David Herbst, 24, of Germany, for his “Bottle Inhabitants” design
-Thorsten Kuss, 35, of Germany, for his “Fantastic Tap Water” design
-Harpreet Padam, 31, of India, for his “World Changers Collection” design
-Jorge A. Garcia Razo, 25, of Mexico, for his “Relation Between Plants and Water” design
-Yorik Illescas, 34, of Guatemala, for his “Small World” design.

Vapur is looking forward to the launch of the “Artist Series” and were thrilled to create a platform for the talented designers from around the world.  The collection – truly functional pieces of art – will appeal to eco-minded and all trendsetters who recognize these useful necessities are also sought-after accessories.

Vapur was so impressed with the outcome of  the competition that the company has decided to license several additional designs beyond the “Artist Series.” They will become part of a new collection of Anti-Bottles featuring an array of patterns and graphics slated for release next year.

The winning designs for the 2011 “Artist Series” will be showcased online here. The winning community designs can be seen here. For additional information and to view the full Vapur line, please visit vapur.us.

About Vapur Inc.

Founded in 2009, Vapur Inc. are the creators of the Vapur Anti-Bottle, a foldable, flexible, reusable, eco-friendly water bottle designed to make bottled water obsolete. The Anti-Bottles are highly durable, freezable, dishwasher-safe and BPA-free, and can be rolled, folded or flattened when empty. Led by a passionate team of professionals, Vapur is committed to designing eco-responsible, innovative products that make clean tap water infinitely portable, readily available and ethically sustainable. In keeping with the commitment to sustainability, Vapur gives a portion of all sales to water-related and environmental causes. For more information, visit vapur.us or follow Vapur on Twitter attwitter.com/vapur.

For press information, please contact:

Cheryl Roth, organicworks PR, (212) 253-0474 or Cheryl@organicworkspr.com

Erin Brunner, organicworks PR   (212) 253-0474 or Erin@organicworkspr.com

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Thirst for Design Competition Winners!

WE HAVE OUR WINNERS!

The hardest part of the Thirst for Design competition was selecting the winners. Lucky for us, our esteemed panel of judges made the process of narrowing down almost 300 submissions and over 1,000 individual designs much easier! Now, the votes are in and the top 3 designs have been selected! Follow this link to see the 3 winning designs for the limited edition “Artists Series” of Anti-Bottles. These designs will be coming to life in 2011!

In addition to the Artists Series winners, the jovoto designers have also chosen 6 “Community Winners,” who won cash prizes based on votes cast by jovoto community.