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 2019 Competition is getting started! If your’re interested in competing, the Opening Pitch Event is your first step.

Opening Pitch Event
Tuesday, February 26 | 6-8pm
Capital Factory, Voltron Room | 701 Brazos St.

If you're planning to compete for an Innovation Prize: You are required to attend this event to move on in the competition, and it is especially important that you RSVP so we can get in touch with more details on how the competition works!

We are always looking for technical advisors and business mentors 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!

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 be a [Re]Verse Pitch Material Supplier and pitch your industrial scrap, byproduct, or other waste stream with unrealized value to social entrepreneurs!

Announcing the 2019 Material Suppliers
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  • The Austin Winery: White and red wine grape skins

  • HID Global: Poly-carbonate dye-cut plastic sheets

  • JOSCO Products: Polyester napkins

  • Texas Oncology: Styrofoam coolers and freeze packs 

  • Travis County: Office chairs

If you are a business looking for solutions to your byproduct, scrap, or other waste challenges, the City of Austin has programs and services to assist you. Please contact recyclingecodev at austintexas dot gov for more information.

Innovation Prize Sponsorship Opportunities

The [Re]Verse Pitch Competition will be seeking to supplement the Innovation Prize with in-kind services that will support the new start-up(s) and/or expanding companies who win the competition. Sponsorship details are coming soon, but feel free to contact us in the meantime if you’d like to start the conversation now!