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Calling all resourceful entrepreneurs

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 by Nora Ankrum

The [Re]Verse Pitch Competition is back for its second year, inviting entrepreneurs to compete to come up with the best way to turn discarded materials into a new product or service. Participants’ ideas will apply to the following local businesses and organizations, which have each chosen a material that needs a new use: In-N-Out Burgers (mesh plastic bags), Austin Creative Reuse (fabric sample books), Livestrong Foundation (yellow wristbands in out-of-date packaging), Central Texas Food Bank (inedible canned goods), Half Price Books (books, records and other media) and the Austin Transportation Department (vinyl street banners). The first-place winner gets a $10,000 innovation prize, and the runner-up gets to participate in the 2017 FastForward business accelerator and training program. The competition begins Oct. 11. More information is available here.

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