Plug In South LA is challenging early-stage founders to share your best brief pitch or demo on Instagram and tag it #UrbanTechConnect. The strongest entries will get a chance to present virtually at the conference.

Prizes for each winner include three complimentary passes for the team to attend Urban Tech Connect // Forward, September 15 – 17, 2020. Winners also receive virtual one-on-one sessions with venture capitalists, designers, tech resource providers, and fundraising strategists during the conference.

#UrbanTechConnect Pitch Contest Instructions

  1. Record your pitch. It should be no longer than 2 minutes. Tell us the problem you’re trying to solve, what you’ve accomplished so far, and what you still need to scale up your business.
  2. Upload the pitch as an Instagram post.
  3. Tag it #UrbanTechConnect and Follow @PlugInSouthLA.
  4. Then, upload to Google Drive & send as a link to info@pluginsouthla.com with Subject “ UTC Pitch Contest”

All pitches must be submitted before 5 pm Pacific Time August 20, 2020.

Check out this video example to get started on your own pitch.

Once the pitches are in, Plug In South LA, our partners, and Urban Tech Connect Advisory Committee will select the best 5-8 pitches and invite them to virtually present live at the conference in September.

Speakers this year include LeaseQuery CEO George Azih, Mahmee CEO Melissa Hanna, SoLo Funds CEO Travis Holoway, SLIC Sports / Business Inside the Game Founder Baron Davis, Squad CEO Isa Watson, Lisnr CCO Rodney Williams, Planet FWD CEO & Co-Founder of Zume Pizza Julia Collins, Greycroft Senior Associate Brentt Baltimore, Rapper & Entrepreneur Stix, Ying Founder Karla Ballard, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Mayvenn Founder & CEO Diishan Imira, and much more!

Urban Tech Connect 2020 // Forward is the premier platform to showcase your business, share ideas, and create possibilities. We’ll see you there!