Anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams form organically around the ideas and those that have the most popular votes or team members carry on past Friday night. Each team must have at least three people.
If you have an idea that you would like to put forward, please submit below. Startup Weekend makes it clear that no one owns a particular idea or product when the weekend is done. You can however be associated as a champion of the idea, and as the person providing the leadership for that particular idea. You may get people thinking in advance about what are good ideas, so that they may find you and join your group during the weekend. Here are just a few ideas to get you thinking!
Hard Goods for Refugees
We have nothing like this in Central Texas, yet are projected to have so many refugees from extreme weather events, or other reasons. How can we help people that want to downsize, get their materials to the right people? Patrick Van Haren
Help with Downsizing
Downsizing is very difficult for people without a community or the right equipment. It often prevents them from moving to an appropriate size home. How could volunteers organize to help people get their surplus stuff to the right places? What is the recycling hierarchy for hard goods? Patrick Van Haren
Jester Hall at UT now offers students re-useable plastic take out trays for their food. How can we organize this for farmer's markets or community food centers? What would it take and can we do this in a closed loop community? Does it result in less food waste, packaging waste? Patrick Van Haren . See Durham NC's Green to Go website.