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May 25, 2022
12:00 am Eastern

Los Angeles, CA

AFRICON is the conference that brings together pop culture, music, food, innovation, activism, education & more from the global Black Diaspora. This event which coincides with Africa Day, aims to celebrate the diversity of the African Continent and the Diaspora through the lens of entertainment, media, technology and leadership.

Pitch Competition

In partnership with Amplify Africa, Prosper Africa is hosting a pitch competition at AFRICON 2022.

Please see criteria below:

  • AGE REQUIREMENT: 18yrs or older
  • Early Stage Founders (Pre Seed or Seed Round)
  • Business must be focused solving problems in an African country or focused on Black communities in the Diaspora (US).
  • Revenue must not exceed $300,000 (Beauty Startups)

Deadline to Submit: April 22, 2022 (Non Beauty Startups); April 29, 2022 (Beauty Startups)

All quarter-finalists will be notified on April 25, 2021. We ask that you do not reach out directly to the AFRICON team for a status update on your application. This may result in your disqualification.

If you are selected: (Not applicable to Beauty Startups)

  • You will be contacted to send a 60 – 90 second pitch of your company in video format for the quarter finals.
  • Selected videos will be posted on the Amplify Africa Instagram page on the 2nd of May for a public vote. Top 5 companies with the most comments by 12 pm PST on the 5th of May, 2022 will be selected as semi-finalists.

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

  • 2 general admission tickets to AFRICON
    (If you have already purchased your AFRICON ticket, you will be refunded the amount of your ticket)
  • The opportunity for 1 founder from your company to pitch during AFRICON Pitch Competition
  • A feature on to build awareness of your team, mission and product.
  • Feature on Prosper Africa Deal Room
  • Mentorship by Sharon Chuter (CEO, UOMA BEAUTY)

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

  • $10,000 (Prosper Africa Prize)
  • $20,000 is also available for two (2) Beauty & Beauty Tech Startups
  • A meeting with the pitch competition judges
  • Additional media coverage on