At the final event, the [Re]Verse Pitch finalists will pitch and compete for the Innovation Prize. Join us to find out who will be receiving Innovation Prizes to start a new social enterprise!
This event is free and open to the public, but your RSVP is requested.
2020 [RE]verse Pitch Finalists
Two Innovation Prizes of $10,000 will be awarded to the top finalists. Audience members will also have a chance to vote for their favorite idea to receive the People’s Choice Award honorable mention.
LoFi Recycling Systems by Samantha Panger and Destin Douglas
Repurposing vinyl record scraps from Gold Rush Vinyl into indoor pots and planters
reCASE Project by Taylor Henderson and Bill Balliette
Repurposing decorator fabric samples from Austin Creative Reuse / IIDA and vinyl record scraps from Gold Rush Vinyl into iPhone cases
Rescued Originals by Kristin Gust, Andy Elliot, and Elizabeth Sanford
Repurposing decorator fabric samples from Austin Creative Reuse / IIDA into pet beds
Terra Helmets by Aadhikesh Boopalam, Seniru Kottegoda, and Collin McCloskey
Repurposing decorator fabric samples from Austin Creative Reuse / IIDA, vinyl record scraps from Gold Rush Vinyl, and plastic sandals from Travis County into shareable helmets
What is the [Re]Verse Pitch Competition? 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 turn.
The [Re]Verse Pitch Competition helps 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. Learn more here.
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