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Making dreams come true, right here in Central Texas.

In 2022, Austin FC and Q2 Holdings Inc. are bringing back the 2022 Austin FC Dream Starter Competition, which is presented by Q2 in collaboration with DivInc, an Austin-based nonprofit.

The second annual business initiative invites Austin entrepreneurs from underrepresented groups to apply and compete for $100,000 in “Dream Starter” funds to accelerate their entrepreneurial venture.

From the initial applicant group, five (5) finalists were selected to participate in a Pitch Contest on Wednesday, June 8, at Q2 Stadium. Each finalist’s presentation will be evaluated by a diverse group of representatives from Austin FC, Q2 Holdings Inc., and other executives from the Austin entrepreneurial community. The Austin FC Dream Starter Competition winner will be announced to the public and honored with a check presentation during halftime at the Austin FC vs. FC Dallas match on Saturday, June 25.

In 2022, Delbert Crawford, Owner of Changing Lanes CDL School LLC, was selected as the second winner of the Austin FC Dream Starter Competition, presented by Q2.


For a complete list of terms and conditions about the Austin FC Dream Starter Competition, click here.