Students from Eastside Memorial High School Develop New Business Model to Deal with Wood By-products

Over the last four weeks, the Austin Materials Marketplace and Austin Resource Recovery has had the pleasure of working with a group of ~20 students from Eastside Memorial High School through the Skillpoint Alliance's Velocity Prep Program. Students were tasked with developing a holistic business solution for wood by-products generated by local Austin wood shops.

What you see here is from their final presentation this morning, where they debuted prototypes for two products - a high-end headboard/tabletop/door and a mulch/sawdust product - along with their associated business plan.

A very special thanks to Delta Millworks and Drophouse for providing scrap wood, time and expertise.