Startup Competition

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AfroTech registration fees and hotel accommodations in San Francisco are sponsored by The Ford Fund, Men of Courage Program.” el_class=”work-info” el_style=””][/bt_header][/bt_column][/bt_row][bt_row][bt_column width=”1/1″ align=”center” vertical_align=”inherit” border=”no_border” cell_padding=”default” animation=”no_animation” text_indent=”no_text_indent” highlight=”no_highlight” background_color=”” transparent=”” inner_background_color=”” background_image=”” el_class=”” el_style=””][bt_header superheadline=”Afrotech Pitch Prize” headline=”” headline_size=”medium” dash=”bottom” subheadline=”The winner will win the Afrotech Cup and more from our Afrotech partners!” el_class=”work-info” el_style=””][/bt_header][bt_hr top_spaced=”not-spaced” bottom_spaced=”bottomSemiSpaced” transparent_border=”noBorder” el_class=”” el_style=””][/bt_hr][/bt_column][/bt_row][/bt_section][bt_section layout=”boxed” top_spaced=”not-spaced” bottom_spaced=”not-spaced” skin=”inherit” full_screen=”no” vertical_align=”inherit” divider=”no” back_image=”” back_color=”#ffffff” back_video=”” video_settings=”” back_video_mp4=”” back_video_ogg=”” back_video_webm=”” parallax=”” parallax_offset=”” animation=”” animation_back=”” animation_impress=”” el_id=”” el_class=”startup” el_style=””][bt_row el_class=”list-pad” el_style=””][bt_column width=”1/1″ align=”center” vertical_align=”inherit” border=”no_border” cell_padding=”default” animation=”no_animation” text_indent=”no_text_indent” highlight=”no_highlight” background_color=”” transparent=”” inner_background_color=”” background_image=”” el_class=”” el_style=””][bt_hr top_spaced=”topSpaced” bottom_spaced=”not-spaced” transparent_border=”noBorder” el_class=”” el_style=””][/bt_hr][bt_header superheadline=”” headline=”Congratulations to our list of Semi-finalists” headline_size=”large” dash=”bottom” subheadline=”” el_class=”top-title” el_style=””][/bt_header][bt_hr top_spaced=”not-spaced” bottom_spaced=”bottomSemiSpaced” transparent_border=”noBorder” el_class=”” el_style=””][/bt_hr][/bt_column][/bt_row][bt_row el_class=”semi-finalists” el_style=””][bt_column width=”1/1″][bt_text]

  • Gabriel Pendleton of AudioStaq
  • Jonathan Richards of Honest Alumni
  • Darryl Perkins of WeChipN
  • Richard Mokuolu of Inventaprint
  • Justin Wilson of HolyTomatoes
  • Marceau Michel of werkhorse
  • Shani Dowell of Possip
  • Ronnie Cropper of DisputeDoc
  • Russell Ladson of Drop

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