Are you an early stage tech startup founder that could use some extra cash? If so, we’re looking for you! On October 15th 2021, the BITCON Startup Pitch Competition will award a $10,000 cash prize to a business that has a unique market differentiator, is innovative, and has the potential to scale. If this sounds like you, apply below. Application deadline was August 1, 2021. 

Competition rules can be found here.

Pitch Competition FAQ

The competition is for startup entrepreneurs of African descent who have a tech startup that has less than 10 employees and less than $125,000 in annual revenues.

Yes. The contest is open to everyone. 

We anticipate that prize awards will be made within 30 days of the competition (prior to Nov. 15, 2021).

Team members can co-present, however the limit per team is 5.

Your product or service should have a significant technical component. This competition is for technical startups. Hair care products or brick and mortar stores would not qualify. Hardware (i.e. robotics, IoT, etc.) , software (i.e. mobile application, SaaS products, etc.), and IT related services are welcome.

The selection judges will be comprised of a Blacks In Technology committee and the finalist judges will be comprised of business executives, and venture capitalists yet to be named.

The competition is virtual and we welcome attendees from around the globe.