Layer 1cup 2019

pitch your
startup and
win big!

We are giving early-stage startups an opportunity to pitch their businesses in front of their community for a chance to win the AfroTech Cup!

On November 8, 2019, there will be an on-stage semi-finalist round where 8 companies will have the opportunity to present a 3-minute pitch in front of the AfroTech Cup judges.

On November 9, 2019, the top 3 will present their final pitch followed by a live 5-7 minute Q&A.

Deadline to Submit: Submissions are now closed

All semi-finalists will be notified by October 7th, 2019. We ask that you do not reach out directly to the AfroTech team for a status update on your application. This may result in your disqualification.

If you are selected as a semi-finalist, you will receive:

  • 2 general admission tickets to AfroTech (If you have already purchased your AfroTech ticket, you will be refunded the amount of your ticket)
  • A feature on to build awareness of your team, mission and product

If you are selected as the winner, you will receive:

  • $10,000 prize
  • A meeting with the pitch competition judges
  • Additional media coverage on