Are you an entrepreneur interested in starting a business that has a positive social impact? A non-profit professional interested in a creative way to diversify your revenue and/or offering direct job training to their clients? Be a competitor!

The 2018 Competition is already underway, but sign up below for updates to get notified about future competitions and events!

All eligible 2018 Competitors should have received a password to enter the competition on HeroX. Competitors were required to attend the opening event on January 17th. If you believe you are eligible to compete and did not receive a password, or had extenuating circumstances interfere with your ability to attend the January 17th event, please contact natalie dot betts at austintexas dot gov ASAP. We will consider such requests on a case-by-case basis.

We are still looking for technical advisors to help our 2018 competitors refine their business ideas and get ready to pitch at the final event. Interested in volunteering your time & brainpower to help create the next great social impact business? Get in touch!

Innovation Prize Sponsorship Opportunities

The City of Austin is seeking to supplement the Innovation Prize with in-kind services that will support the new start-up(s) and/or expanding companies that win the [Re]Verse Pitch Competition. 

We are especially seeking donations of:

  • Co-working space rental
  • Storage space
  • Legal services
  • Accounting services
  • Counseling services
  • Transportation (i.e. truck rental)
  • Software subscriptions
  • Relevant memberships

But feel free to surprise us with an in-kind prize not on this list!

Customized Prize Sponsorship Opportunity

In addition to supporting the main Innovation Prize, organizations are invited to propose their own in-kind prize and criteria for consideration by the project team.  Examples include prizes for the best idea for a specific material or the idea that best advances a goal of the organization or company.

In-Kind Event Services Sponsorship Opportunities

In addition to prize sponsorship opportunities, there may be opportunities to support the [Re]Verse Pitch Competition event through providing in-kind event-related services such as food, beverages, banner or signage printing, etc.

All sponsorship proposals will be reviewed for approval to ensure no conflicts of interest and alignment with the event mission. 

Please click here to view sponsorship recognition levels and logistics information.