What is the Circular Economy?

A circular economy is a regenerative system in which resource input and waste, emission, and energy leakage are minimized by slowing, closing, and narrowing energy and material loops. This can be achieved through long-lasting design, maintenance, repair, reuse, re-manufacturing, refurbishing, recycling, and up-cycling. This is in contrast to a linear economy, which is a "take, make, and dispose" model of production.

Resources refer to money, time, and/or materials. Business models generally consist of: share, loop, optimize, exchange, regenerate, or virtualize (see Resolve Frameworks).

What is a Techstars Startup Weekend?

Techstars Startup Weekend is designed to be the most effective platform for growing your new business from the ground up over the course of a weekend. A key facet of the weekend - and a central value for participants - is the spirit of complete collaboration, buy-in, and ownership.

Techstars Startup Weekend is designed to get you going, FAST. Your local organizers will set up the ideal environment for you to be successful and learn as much as possible in just 54 hours.

Just one example of the issues that we will be working through this weekend. Is anyone up for a Circular Economy Video Fest? Join us to watch this film and others as we also grow our understanding and learning of what is the circular economy, and what is the linear economy? What constitutes regenerative vs. degenerative.

Click on the button below for more videos on 'the Story of Stuff', and What is the Circular Economy.

A big shout out to our Platinum sponsor for the event: Austin Resource Recovery and Natalie Betts at the City of Austin Recycling Economic Development Program. Check out our Food and Beverage sponsors here.

Introduction to Startup Weekend Circular Economy

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