Food+City Prize Sponsors

As part of The University of Texas at Austin College of Natural Sciences, The School of Human Ecology seeks to improve quality of life through research into and education on basic and enduring human experiences across time, place and life circumstances.

The Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) at The University of Texas at Austin is responsible for the efficient transfer of university discoveries to the marketplace for the benefit of society.

The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship (Rice Alliance) is Rice University’s nationally recognized initiative devoted to the support of technology commercialization, entrepreneurship education and the launch of technology companies.

Founded in 2010 in Austin, TX, Snap Kitchen provides healthy, handmade meals for busy people. Snap was established on the principle that real food should be convenient and delicious, and they live for making healthy meals that people will be excited to eat.

RWR Legal is a full-service “Legal Consultancy” business law firm, helping our clients navigate the legal landscape to best achieve success. They are a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated Law Firm and  are focused on entrepreneurs and executives alike for startups and emerging companies.

Companies selected into the SKU accelerator participate in a one-of-a-kind 14-week program that serves an MBA and all-star network platform for your business. During the course of the program, founders and your leadership teams attend organized classes, in-depth breakout discussions and problem-solving sessions, meeting face-to-face with SKU Mentors every Tuesday for 12 weeks.

MassChallenge Texas is part of the MassChallenge global network of zero-equity startup accelerators. Headquartered in the United States with locations in Boston, Israel, Mexico, Switzerland, Texas and the United Kingdom, MassChallenge is committed to strengthening the global innovation ecosystem by supporting high-potential early stage startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world. To date, 1,495 MassChallenge alumni have raised more than $3 billion in funding, generated more than $2 billion in revenue and created more than 80,000 total jobs

MILLER Imaging & Digital Solutions (Miller IDS) offers the broadest scope of imaging, printing and document management products and services in Austin for the visual communications, architectural, design and construction markets.

Copia makes food more accessible to people in our community by redistributing surplus food to feed people in need. By reducing food waste, Copia saves money and resources, minimizes environmental impacts, and most importantly, moves toward a world where everyone has enough to eat.

Dyanmo’s investing activities tend to focus on early-stage technology businesses that have the potential to transform commerce and trade with a concentration in what we dub “logistics technology” that encompasses supply chain and transportation.

BiTHOUSE GROUP Inc. is the second-generation company of Strategic Diversity Group Inc., which was founded in 2007. @BiTHOUSEGROUP is a boutique innovation data protection firm, business-development cultivator, innovation scout, mentorship and strategic partnership firm inclusive of diversity and inclusion milestones in order to ensure brand awareness, market adoption and customer engagement.

Madelinne Grey aims to capture your personality in an image. Showcasing what makes you YOU is what she does best. Her work shows emotions, real intimate moments and tells a story. You won’t find cringe-worthy clichés, plastic-looking brides or gimmicky editing, but rather honest photography that shows you for who you are.

<pDoorDash is a technology company that connects people with the best in their cities by empowering local businesses and, in turn, generating new ways for people to earn, work and live. We started by facilitating door-to-door delivery, but we see this as just the beginning of connecting people with possibility — easier evenings, happier days, bigger savings accounts, wider nets and stronger communities.