[Re]Verse Pitch Competition
An Event Series in Austin, Texas for Social Entrepreneurs Where We Pitch To You
October 11-December 6, 2016
Entrepreneurs are used to pitching their business idea to investors, partners, and anyone they might share an elevator ride with. In this competition, the tables will turn. The [Re]Verse Pitch Competition is a social innovation program to help turn valuable raw materials that are currently leaving local businesses, non-profits, and institutions as waste into the foundation of new social enterprises.
Competitors work with mentors & advisors to develop repurposing business ideas and compete for Innovation Prizes to help start this new venture.
Innovation Prize Winners
Congratulations to our 2016 Winners!
Grand prize: $10,000 plus five co-working days at WeWork
Winner: Grub Tubs
Second place prize: Spot in the 2017 FastForward entrepreneur training program and 2017 Small Business Festival pass ($750 value)
People's Choice Award Honorable Mention
Winner: Austin Cubed
Innovation Prize Supporters
Competition Co-Working Space Supporter
Competitor teams and mentors are making use of idle restaurant space to work on their ideas during the competition, thanks to Switch CoWork!
Congratulations to the 2016 finalists! Click on the finalist names below to see their entries, and join us on December 6th to see the final pitches.
Repurposing: Vinyl street banners & mesh plastic bags
Repurposing: Vinyl street banners, mesh plastic bags, & fabric samples
Repurposing: Vinyl street banners
Repurposing: Inedible Canned Goods