The judges for the Austin FC Dream Starter Competition, presented by Q2 and in collaboration with DivInc, have made their decision.

Anthony Gantt, Founder and CEO of At Ease, is the winner of the Inaugural Austin FC Dream Starter Competition!

Gantt was one of five Austinite entrepreneur finalists for the Inaugural Dream Starter competition: Adrianna Cantu (Revealix), Gantt, Roman Gonzalez (Gardenio), Beth White (MeBeBot), and Hope Young (Biomedical Music Solutions).

7.2 Dreamstarter winner

Cantu, Gantt, Gonzalez, White and Young all presented their ideas during The Pitch Contest on June 10 at Q2 Stadium, from which one winner was chosen to receive $100,000 to jumpstart and/or accelerate their new business venture.

For The Pitch Contest, held at the Q2 Field Club in Q2 Stadium, each finalist presentation was evaluated by a diverse selection of representatives from Austin FC, Q2 Holdings Inc., DivInc and other executives from the Austin entrepreneurial community.

Launched in May 2021, the Dream Starter competition will occur annually and recognize local entrepreneurs from underrepresented groups whose ingenuity and vision enrich the whole Austin community.

Every year, half a million service members relocate with little to no help to decrease the intense stress that comes with moving. At Ease is changing how federal travelers (civilian & military) look for temporary lodging arrangements during relocation moves and temporary travel.

At Ease provides active-duty military members, their families, Department of Defense employees, military contractors, and federal employees with traditional and alternative accommodations which meet Federal regulations.

At Ease’s booking platform distinctively addresses the needs of our travelers with unprecedented ease-of-use, reimbursement transparency, and reliability. The Platform diversifies accommodation listings on its all-exclusive distribution channel. For the federal traveler seeking vacation rentals to hotels, At Ease povides accommodations that will allow their family to have more room with more privacy, at an affordable price. Using the At Ease booking platform puts them At East knowing their expenses will be reimbursed.

Having to move multiple times a year can be terribly disorienting and stressful. At Ease simplifies the transition process and helps those who serve and protect us, feel at home.

At East also provides great benefits for partners who list their properties on the platform. In particular, by hosting our heroes, these partners are seeing increased revenue.

Congratulations to Anthony Gantt of At Ease!