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2020 [Re]Verse Pitch - Opening Pitch Event

Monday, February 10, 2020 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM) (CST)


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. 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.

2020 Material Suppliers

Austin Creative Reuse + IIDA: Decorator fabric samples

HID Global: PVC/PET die-cut plastic skeleton sheets

Gold Rush Vinyl: Scrap PVC waste from vinyl record production

Travis County: All-purpose polyvinyl chloride (PVC) sandals

UT Austin Resource Recovery: Composite wood furniture

Want to compete for an Innovation 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 Prize! Check out the Competitor Expectations here.

This year features two categories:

  • Seed Stage
    • For: Entrepreneurs proposing a new venture designed specifically for [Re]Verse Pitch or with very young companies/non-profits that have not yet received revenue.
  • Growth Stage 
    • For: Existing businesses or non-profits that can make use of a [Re]Verse Pitch material. Growth Stage is for post-revenue entities.

Come to learn more about these products, meet the material generators, and network with other [Re]Verse Pitch participants.

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!

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.

Thank You to Our Event Partners

Rowling Hall
Rowling Hall, 300 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Austin, TX 78701 United States
Event Contact
Mel Martin
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