The [Re]verse Pitch Competition, through a series of events and an innovation prize, inspires social entrepreneurs in Austin, Texas to help solve local zero waste challenges.
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 foundation of new social enterprises. Materials leaving these organizations and entering the waste stream is the problem we're trying to solve and we're pitching to you, the social entrepreneurs of Austin, to help create a solution!
Competitors work with mentors & advisors to develop repurposing business ideas and compete for Innovation Prizes to help start this new venture.