Registration is open for an information session on the City of Austin’s Challenge Studio led by Lance McNeill, Program Administrator. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss the program and get your questions answered.The Challenge Studio is an intensive 9-month program that forms and supports a team of entrepreneurs as they solve challenge areas outlined in the City of Austin’s Strategic Direction 2023 plan.
The goal of the Challenge Studio is to create a new business whose products and services result in a local public benefit.
Applicants must have a passion for solving the specified challenge, some relevant experience or skillset, and an entrepreneurial spirit. The City of Austin will provide workspace, customized learning programs, coaching, and technical assistance.
Five entrepreneurs will be selected for each challenge area:
- Food Security and Nutrition: Improving Food Access
- Environmental Quality: Zero Waste