City of Austin

2020 [RE]verse Pitch Competition

2020 [RE]verse Pitch Competition

Austin, TX event series to turn valuable raw materials leaving businesses & non-profits as waste into foundations of new social enterprises.

Challenge Overview

The [RE]verse Pitch Competition, through a series of events and innovation prizes, inspires social entrepreneurs in Austin, Texas to help solve local zero waste challenges. 

Please note: This challenge is only open to individuals and businesses in Austin, TX who attended the opening pitch event on Feb. 10th.

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.

If you have questions about this competition, please email

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Free Workshops from the Social Entrepreneurship Learning Lab (SELL)
Our friends at the Social Entrepreneurship Learning Lab are putting on TWO free workshops geared specifically for [RE]verse Pitch Competitors. Please register at the links in Forum Posts.

Learn more about SELL here:
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Workshop Facilitator - Ask Sam from SELL Anything!
Sam Lin, Program Director with the Social Entrepreneurship Learning Lab, will be facilitating both workshops and now is your chance to ask him anything!
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