SXSW Eco collaborates with outside organizations to provide additional sessions complementing our curated programming.


[RE]verse Pitch Competition presented by Austin Recycling Economic Development Program

Entrepreneurs are used to pitching their business idea to investors, partners, and anyone they might share an elevator ride with. In this competition, the tables turn. The [RE]verse Pitch Competition is a social innovation program to help turn valuable raw materials that are currently leaving local businesses, non-profits, and institutions as waste into the foundation of new social enterprises. Sign up to get involved today. Click here to learn more.

Bloomberg BNA Policy Action Series

Bloomberg BNA is back for 2016 to curate a special four panel track of programming at SXSW Eco. The Policy Action Series will host in-depth discussions from industry experts that have been hand-picked by Bloomberg BNA to highlight valuable data and spark conversation about programs and policies. Take a look at the programming lineup.

Cleantech Open Finalist Pitches

Cleantech Open is a global accelerator for early-stage cleantech startup companies. Come hear this year’s finalists from the Southeast and South Central regions pitch their businesses, combining profitability with sustainability.

Take Meaningful Action: C02 Reduction for a Cooler Climate Presented by Cool Effect

For 2016, we are partnering with the Cool Effect to curate a session about how effective carbon reduction projects can make a tangible impact on climate change for businesses and individuals alike. The panel discussion will break down the complex world of carbon credits and projects. Attendees will walk away understanding what exactly a carbon reduction project is, the extensive vetting process to determine these projects are providing a proven impact, how the funds not only reduce carbon pollution from the atmosphere, but also have an impact far beyond by saving lives, helping the local community and much, much more.