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 raw materials for new or expanding social enterprises. Competitors work with mentors & advisors to develop repurposing business ideas and compete for Innovation Prizes to help start this new venture.
During the opening pitch event, you will hear from businesses and institutions consistently generating or collecting by-product, surplus or otherwise underutilized materials streams in Austin, Texas that could be put to higher and better use. Come to learn more about these products, meet the material generators, and network with other [Re]verse Pitch participants. This event is free and open to the public, but your RSVP is requested. Attendance is mandatory to compete for an Innovation Prize.