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January 28, 2015 15:41 ET

Eco Sustainable Initiative Launches EcoDepot on Kickstarter

Funding Will Launch Online Marketplace Featuring Eco-Friendly Products and Services

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 28, 2015) - San Diego-based Eco Sustainable Initiative, Inc. (ESI) has launched a Kickstarter campaign for ESI EcoDepot™, an online marketplace that sources eco-friendly local (and discounted) products and services.

According to Michael Nasim, co-founder and chief operations officer, EcoDepot will qualify products and services via its Green Grade standard.

"In essence, we'll be providing a trusted online marketplace while simultaneously building networks of environmentally conscious providers and consumers," said Nasim. "EcoDepot will help streamline the process of finding green products and services and promoting sustainability."

Nasim added that funds raised from the Kickstarter campaign (goal is $75,000) will help finish mobile and desktop apps that guide consumers with search and product navigation for EcoDepot; they'll also be provided with tools to view their own carbon footprint so they can monitor and measure the impact and benefits of their green purchasing.

Nasim is a seasoned tech entrepreneur with more than 20 years experience in developing, selling and marketing emerging software/hardware technologies, including mobile and wireless communications. He co-founded Trilinx, a 3D local positioning startup and owned Digital Electronics, a hardware/software consulting firm. Nasim has both a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Kansas.

Capsule bios for ESI's other co-founders:

Francesco Dorigo is a business entrepreneur with 30+ years experience in business development and marketing. He founded Advance Greywater Recycling Systems where he developed and built a smart appliance that recycles greywater for residences and industries. Dorigo also founded Fax Plastics. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics and electronic engineering from Cal State University Northridge.

Graham Wilson has a 28-year track record in business development, marketing and sales for large technology companies. Most recently he headed up sales for Active Network's Endurance division. Wilson has run businesses in the United Kingdom, Belgium and the Netherlands. He holds an economics degree from The London School of Economics.

For more information on EcoDepot, log on to www.esiecodepot.com, call (760) 845-7300 or send an email to info@esiecodepot.com.

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