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2015 [Re]Verse Pitch Winner
The winners of the 2015 [Re]Verse Pitch Competition

Are you an entrepreneur looking to make a social impact? Here’s a great opportunity for you. Participate in the [Re]Verse Pitch Competition and help solve both an economic and environmental challenge.

Here’s how it works – Local companies and institutions will pitch their surplus and byproduct materials and you, the entrepreneur, will work alongside a team of mentors to create a business idea and compete for the top Innovation Prize to start your new venture. The first place winner will receive $10,000!

These are the materials that will be up for grabs:

  • In-N-Out Burgers – Mesh plastic bags
  • Austin Creative Reuse – Fabric sample books
  • LIVESTRONG Foundation – Yellow wristbands in out-of-date packaging
  • Central Texas Food Bank – Inedible canned goods
  • Half Price Books – Books, records, and other media
  • City of Austin Transportation Department – Vinyl street banners

You can sign up to compete here>>

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