Many organizations have waste products that have more economic potential than being sent to the landfill. If your organization is one of them, you have probably found yourself looking in the dumpster and shaking your head. Entrepreneurs across Austin are looking for new business opportunities with a positive social impact.

Do you hope they would decide to find a business solution to your waste challenge? Apply to pitch your industrial scrap, byproduct, or other waste stream with unrealized value to social entrepreneurs! Simply create a short video or photo slideshow showing the material, and answer the questions below to apply. 

Applications accepted until December 1st!

Name *
To be eligible for [Re]Verse Pitch, the material must be controlled by the applicant in a location within the City of Austin or the Austin ETJ.
Is someone from your organization available to pitch the material at an event in Austin, Texas on January 17, 2018? *
If there are entrepreneurs interested in repurposing your material, is your organization willing to work with them during and after the [Re]Verse Pitch Competition (i.e. staying in open communication with the entrepreneur, providing material samples, etc.)? *

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! Attend our kick-off event on November 7th and pre-register as a competitor on HeroX.

We are looking for creative, technical, and business advisers to help our 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.