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
Repurposing: Vinyl street banners & mesh plastic bags
Repurposing: Vinyl street banners, mesh plastic bags, & fabric samples
Repurposing: Vinyl street banners
Repurposing: Inedible Canned Goods
2016 MATERIAL SUPPLIERS
Each location of this national chain produces over 1,000 mesh plastic bags a month from produce deliveries.
City of Austin Transportation Department
The City's Street Banner Program leads to the accumulation of approximately 300 32"x90" vinyl banners every year, or about 6,000 sq ft of material per month. The department also has open-weave nylon or polyester net over-the-street banners available for reuse.
Austin Creative Reuse
Austin's non-profit creative reuse center is able to collect 100s of fabric sample books of discontinued fabric from interior design firms and decorators every month.
Central Texas Food Bank
The Austin area's regional food bank receives some food that is not fit for human consumption and currently has to throw away around 30,000 lbs of inedible canned goods per month.