Austin's Reverse Pitch
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 raw materials for new or expanding social enterprises.
Competitors work with mentors & advisors to develop repurposing business ideas and compete for Innovation Prizes to help start this new venture. February - April 2019. Link
Techstars Impact Accelerator
Techstars Impact backs for-profit, mission-driven founders building tech to solve social & environmental problems. The program is based in Austin, an emerging leader in bridging tech & social innovation. The fund is backed by notable LPs Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s AIP Private Markets Team & Impact America Fund. We invest $120k into startups from around the world who believe solving pressing social & environmental problems can sit hand-in-hand with building a successful company. Link
UT ATI Circular Economy
The ATI Circular Economy Incubator links entrepreneurs with academia, industry, and government to solve global challenges in design and reuse. Through customized and deep engagements, we work across Texas to co-design, pilot and test circular economy technology and business model innovations. Link
WeWork Creator Awards
WeWork is committed to supporting innovative projects and the people behind them. This global competition is open to entrepreneurs, performers, startups, and non-profits -- anyone who emodies our mantra, "Create Your Life's Work" Link
Impact Hub Austin has partnered with Google, Chase, Capital Plus Financial, BuildFax and Noble Capital to find new and innovative solutions to tackling our city's affordability crisis.
This Fall, Impact Hub Austin will be running its second Affordability Accelerator uniting the civic, tech, and real estate industries to convene around sustainable solutions to Austin's growing affordability crisis. But we know affordability in Austin is not defined solely by a reduction in housing costs. For the majority of Austinites, housing and transit costs are their largest monthly expenses and in our second accelerator, we are also interested in innovative ideas that address the intersection of transit and housing. Link