Other 2022 Dream Starter finalists included were Swella, a salon-standardized system that uses robotics to automate the hair-braiding process; Mach1 Services, a fully automated and digitized dispatch platform for emergency roadside assistance; Paradigm Robotics, LLC, introduces the FireBot, the world’s first wireless, thermally insulated, wirelessly controlled, obstacle-climbing robot that can be deployed in burning buildings; and Independent Identity, an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) day program for autistic/IDD adults who exhibit challenging behavior.
Changing Lanes, along with the other finalists, participated in a pitch competition on June 8 at Q2 Stadium, where a diverse group of representatives from Austin FC, Q2 Holdings Inc. and other leaders from the corporate community of Austin evaluated each finalist’s presentation. As the winner, Changing Lanes will be honored with a check presentation at halftime of the Austin FC v FC Dallas game on Saturday June 25th.
“On behalf of the Q2 team, I am delighted to congratulate Mr. Crawford and Changing Lanes on winning this year’s Dream Starter competition,” said Matt Flake, CEO of Q2. “Their story is a perfect example of why we started this initiative: They” are founded right here in Austin and do work that directly impacts our community. We are extremely proud to partner with Austin FC to bring the Dream Starter competition to life and look forward to continuing to work together to improve our Austin. entrepreneurial scene.