With 22 participants, this was the second-highest attendance in ReBoot’s history. Sessions covered various essential aspects of setting up a business.
Returns resale has become an $800 billion market, and for a person with space to store product, the opportunity for extra income could be substantial.
Eighteen participants completed all the sessions. These new entrepreneurs learned how to focus their business ideas, seek customer validation, and present their business to potential investors.
Pitch competitions are really a forcing mechanism, to give entrepreneurs a reason and a deadline to polish their pitch. And as they work through making their pitch better, they’re also working through important business questions about what problem their product solves, for which customer, and how they’ll go to market.
The fall 2022 startups tackle how to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, empower decentralized organizations, increase solar energy, and more.
The Crossroads Idea Competition is our way of shaking the idea tree. We know that a lot of folks—some entrepreneurs, some wanna-preneurs—are quietly noodling on a new idea and wondering, “Could this really work? Is there a market for this?”