Pitch Competition Application

Are you a new founder looking for a space to showcase your talent and vision? We organize pitch competitions, starting November 18th. Apply below! Competition will be held fully online until further notice.


Session would include 10 startup pitches, once all the spots are filled in a session, the next qualified candidates will be rolled over to the next available pitch session.

A pitch deck is not necessary to apply, although appreciated. All we require is for you to have a concrete, tech-related startup idea and be located in the Greater Rochester Area. To find more info on pitch decks, click here.


1st place - $100 Amazon gift card, $10,000 in AWS service credits and MARL mentoring for 1 hour w/ a Managing Partner

2nd place - $10,000 in AWS service credits

3rd placeMARL mentoring for 3 hours w/ a Managing Partner


*Participation in the Startup Studio program is NOT guaranteed. The spot is only given upon the approval from MARL Accelerator’s due diligence committee.