We accelerate science and technology-based solutions to the most pressing environmental and social challenges
Foster early-stage startups offering science and technology-based solutions for environmental and social issues
in Austin's innovation ecosystem
Tarmac TX is a founding member of the Circular Economy Global Network, the world's first network of startup accelerators focusing on the circular economy.
Why we do what we do
Austin, Texas has become an increasingly robust tech hub, enjoying the emergence of exciting new startups. Additionally, with a focus on the circular economy and zero waste, the city creates exciting expansion opportunities for the local recycling and reuse sector to attract, retain, and grow businesses, non-profits, and entrepreneurs in the zero waste industry in order to create well-paying local jobs, attract investment, and support the necessary infrastructure for a resilient circular economy in Central Texas.
Tarmac TX believes that science and technology can more effectively address our fast-growing community's biggest environmental and social issues. But we also know first-hand that such challenges cannot be solved by one person alone. Social entrepreneurs need the right support to fulfil their mission.
What we do
Tarmac TX equips environmental and social entrepreneurs with the necessary skill sets and connections, and helps them access funding to reach their intended impact. Going through Tarmac TX, social entrepreneurs refine their offering, test their solution in the marketplace, cultivate relationships with the right partners, mentors, and investors to grow their venture and thus maximize their social and/or environmental impact.
Tarmac TX is an equity-free, 4-month acceleration program based in Austin, Texas. A powerful partnership between San Francisco-based nonprofit organization INCO US and St Paul, Minnesota-based 3M Company, Tarmac TX enables talented entrepreneurs to grow and amplify their impact through:
Classes & Workshops
Tailored classes & workshops to acquire the skills you need
One-on-one mentorship to get guidance and feedback
Networking & Events
Access to a local network & events to gain visibility
Free co-working space for your founding team
Access to our global network of partner accelerators in 35 countries
The Circular Economy Global Network
Access to a network of circular economy accelerators in 11 countries
Our 2018 Edition
Here is the impact of our third edition:
social ventures supported
hours of classes
community showcase events