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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 in new social enterprises.

Join us for a virtual presentation to meet the material suppliers, learn more about these materials, network with other [RE]verse Pitch participants, and new this year - learn how you can source your own material.

This event is free and open to the public, but your RSVP is requested. Attendance is strongly encouraged to compete for an Innovation Fellows Prize.

2021 Material Suppliers

- Austin Community College: Used markers, pens, pencils

- Austin Creative Reuse: Decorator fabric samples

- Austin Creative Reuse: Architectural samples

- Fierce Whiskers Distillery: Spent distillers grain slurry

- Fierce Whiskers Distillery: Flammable distillation byproduct

Want to compete for an Innovation Fellows Prize?

Do you have an idea of how you could put one or more of these products to use in a profitable business? Join us! This event is the first step in competing for an Innovation Fellows Prize!

New this year: Up to four teams will be chosen as [RE]verse Pitch Innovation Fellows, receiving cash and in-kind prizes valued up to $8,500 each including a four month accelerator program from April - July 2021.

NOTE: If you're planning to compete for an Innovation Fellows Prize attendance at this event is strong encouraged, and it is especially important that you RSVP so we can get in touch with more details on how the competition works! Your Intent to Compete Application will affirm you attended this event or watched the recording.

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.

[RE]verse Pitch material supplier event

Virtual event
United States