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AM Pitchfest Competition

The AM Pitchfest showcases the latest in AM technology and innovation to a panel of industry leaders, media and the AM community. The AM Pitchfest competition is open to entrepreneurs, startups and academic spinoffs bringing emerging technology, products and applications to the market.

Finalists will be selected to “pitch” present – each is allowed a 5 minute presentation followed by 1 minute Q & A by the judges.

What You Should Know:

The AM Pitchfest Competition is part of RAPID + TCT Event, which includes more than 10,000 attendees and over 200 speakers. AM professionals have attended RAPID +TCT to connect, learn and make connections to grow their business.

By participating in the AM Pitchfest you get the chance to present your company portfolio to a larger audience and be a part of the AM Community that includes: industry, academia, government, machine manufacturers, AM users, solution providers, etc.


  • Technical Feasibility (25%): The technology/application has been demonstrated or is feasibly sound
  • Innovative Breakthrough (35%): The technology or application of the technology solves an existing problem or a unique approach.
  • Market Impact Potential (25%): Technology/Application has potential to make an impact in the marketplace
  • Overall Presentation (15%)

Key Information

Location: RAPID + TCT 2024 – Los Angeles Convention Center

Where: SME Zone Theater

When: Tuesday, June 25, 2024 | 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm PT

What’s In It for Your Company:

  • The winning “Pitch” takes home a grand prize and is recognized on the main stage at RAPID + TCT. Winner and Runner up will be given the opportunity to exhibit at RAPID + TCT in 2024 (fully equipped 10 x 10 booth)
  • Press Release to the Industry and visibility for your company (through SME media channels)
  • Visibility includes: SME PR, article and podcast on SME’s Voices AMplified platform

Eligibility Requirements

  • Pitchfest is open to early-stage startups
  • Startups must be established with a team and public-facing website
  • Three years or less in business