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[Re]Verse Pitch contest wraps

Monday, May 6, 2019 by Tai Moses

Social entrepreneurs Anjali Sridharan and Mike Strong took winning honors – and a prize of $10,000 each – in the fourth annual [Re]Verse Pitch Competition, which ended Tuesday, April 30. The contest asked competitors to think up innovative ways to upcycle the raw waste materials from five Austin industries and use them to create new products or business ventures. The press release announced that “Sridharan’s winning pitch was to repurpose polycarbonate plastic dye-cut sheets from HID Global to make affordable eyewear with a new company, POLYMart. Strong’s team, re:3D, will be adding to their 3D printer business to launch Design by re:3D using the same plastic waste to make specialty furniture, art and other unique items …. Judging was based on business viability, sustainability impact, economic impact and social impact, along with effectiveness of pitch delivery.” Read about the finalists and the winners and learn more about this iconic Austin competition at reversepitch.org.

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