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 live onstage at the conference.

Prizes for each winner include three complimentary passes for the team to attend Urban Tech Connect in Los Angeles September 16 – 17, 2020. Winners also receive private 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 only be about one to two minutes long. 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 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, our Plug In South LA and Urban Tech Connect Advisory Committee will select the best three — and invite them to present live onstage at the conference in September.

Speakers this year include LeaseQuery CEO George Azih, Mahmee CEO Melissa Hanna, SoLo Funds CEO Travis Holoway, Squad CEO Isa Watson, Lisnr CCO Rodney Williams, TechCrunch Editor Jonathan Shieber, Greycroft Senior Associate Brentt Baltimore, Rapper & Entrepreneur Stix, Ying Founder Karla Ballard, VSEDC and South LA Best Buy Teen Tech Center lead tech consultant Cassie Betts, and OPV partner Austin Clements.

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