[Re]Verse Pitch Competition

An Event Series in Austin, Texas for Social Entrepreneurs Where We Pitch To You


[Re]Verse Pitch 2018 Kick-Off: November 7, 2017

Competition dates for Year 3 coming soon!

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.

Read up on the 2016 ideas on HeroX!

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)

Winner: GRUB

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!

2016 Finalists

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.

Bard Sustainability MBA Team- Austin Cubed- Street Banner Line

Repurposing: Vinyl street banners & mesh plastic bags

Charles Bradbury- Pulp Fashion

Repurposing: Vinyl street banners, mesh plastic bags, & fabric samples

Gabriel Rocha- ACL Survival Bags

Repurposing: Vinyl street banners

Melissa Meyer: GRUB

Repurposing: Inedible Canned Goods

Quinault Childs- GrubTubs: Table to Farm

Repurposing: Inedible canned goods

Re:3D- 3D Printing from Post-Consumer Waste

Repurposing: Mesh Plastic Bags

Rowan Rodriguez- [RE]Charge

Repurposing: Vinyl street banners

Team E- Austin’s Local Tarps

   Repurposing: Vinyl street banners