Monday, July 26, 2021

Upcoming Event July 28, 2021: Virtual Pitch Competition Spotlighting Local, Circular Businesses



City of Austin to host virtual pitch event spotlighting local, circular businesses 

WHAT: 

Join the City of Austin's Economic Development Department and Austin Resource Recovery for the first Circular Austin Showcase. This is a virtual pitch event for local businesses – known as 'circular' businesses – focused on reuse, zero waste, and/or sustainability.  

The Circular Austin Showcase is an opportunity for circular businesses to reach potential investors, attract new audiences and showcase their business models to like-minded individuals and business owners. According to the 2020 Austin Recycling Economic Impact Study, circular businesses support over $1 billion in local economic activity and over 6,300 jobs, all while helping Austin reduce waste to reach its zero waste goal by 2040. 

 

WHO: 

Austin Resource Recovery 

Austin Young Chamber 

City of Austin Economic Development Department  

Ten businesses will participate in the showcase to pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win $3,000 in prize money and connect with potential investors. The companies pitching are: 

  • Biochar Filter Socks* 

  • Black Lives Veggies 

  • DV Designs* 

  • Lola's Classic Babies* 

  • Pink Sugar LLC 

  • Terra Golf 

  • Royal Jelly Bee Co. 

  • Reuseful Earth* 

  • Review Technology 

  • Re-Mat 

*Winners of the City's 2021 [Re]verse Pitch Competition 

 

WHEN: 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021   6 – 8 p.m.  

 

WHERE: 

Virtual- This event is free and open to the public; registration is required to attend.  

Attendees will have a chance to hear company pitches, join networking sessions, and learn about Austin's circular economy. Register to attend the July 28 Circular Austin Showcase.  

For more information, visit austintexas.gov/circularshowcase. The Circular Austin Showcase is a collaboration between the City of Austin and the Austin Young Chamber

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