Cities Can Pitch Too
Entrepreneurs are used to pitching their business idea to investors, partners, & anyone in their elevator. In 2015, the City of Austin decided to turn the tables with the [Re]Verse Pitch Competition, a social innovation program to help turn materials that are currently leaving local businesses, non-profits, and institutions as waste into raw materials for social enterprise. Come learn how pitching to entrepreneurs can replace traditional approaches to problem-solving in local government.
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- How can cities harness the power of entrepreneurs to solve urban challenges?
- How did an Austin, TX prize challenge bring together non-profits, higher ed, the private sector, and the public sector to find ways to reuse waste?
- How can cities effectively get involved in the ideation phase of the business cycle?
- Kerry O'Connor, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Austin
- Daniel Kietzer, Programs Manager, United States Business Council for Sustainable Development
- Robert Olivier, Founder, GrubTubs, Inc
- Emanuel Ibarra, Program Manager, UT Austin Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship
Natalie Betts , Program Manager, City of Austin
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