#VirtualEventsPitchChallenge is hosted by Speaker Engage (“Organizer”).
Entrants acknowledge that registration for this pitch competition is deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions which shall govern your participation in the competition. These Terms and Conditions may be amended from time to time, without notice, at the discretion of the Competition Organizer.
Entrants should review terms and conditions periodically for updates.
You must register in advance at https://www.speakerengage.com/pitch-challenge/. Organizers reserve the right to reduce or increase the number of finalists selected and designated as finalists, at their discretion.
You warrant and represent to the Organizer that you own all rights, title, and interest including but not limited to all proprietary rights in the materials, content, or otherwise submitted and that you are fully authorized to represent your business at this competition. Any breach of this representation will result in immediate disqualification further you agree to indemnify Organizer for any claims arising out of such misrepresentations.
The Organizing Committee has the sole discretion to disqualify and/or remove any individual or team for any reason that it deems appropriate before and/or during the pitch competition. All decisions regarding an individual’s or team’s removal and/or disqualification from the pitch competition are final.
All Judges’ decisions are final.
All entrants should be aware that finalists’ pitches will be presented in a public forum. Confidentiality of information, content, presentation, etc. is not guaranteed in any way. Applicants should exclude sensitive or confidential information from their pitches and not include confidential material in your applications/submissions.
The oral presentation and awards ceremony portion of the competition is open to the public at large. Any and all of the public sessions may be broadcasted to interested persons through promotion and media which may include print, radio, television, social media and the internet. Any data or information discussed or divulged in the public session by entrants should be considered information that will likely enter the public realm, and entrants should not assume any right of confidentiality in any data or information discussed, divulged, or presented in this session. The Organizer accepts no responsibility for preventing other competitors, audience members, judges, sponsors, or others who see or hear a pitch competitor’s idea or materials from sharing such information.
Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) and/or non-competes of any kind between an applicant and the judges, Organizer and/or audience members will not be permitted. Organizers are not responsible for any confidentiality concerns or issues that may occur during the course of the competition and will not be involved in any way with disputes arising therefrom.
By submitting an application, each applicant agrees that personal data submitted by the applicant, including name, mailing address, phone number, email address and other pertinent information may be collected, processed, stored and otherwise used by the Organizer, its sponsors or affiliates for the purposes of conducting and administering this competition. Applicant agrees to the transmission of such data for this purpose.
Each applicant acknowledges and agrees that non-confidential elements of the submitted material connected with the competition, including publication of the business concept, name and logo can be used in the public domain on the Speaker Engage website, social media, and all other related forms of marketing and advertising. Organizers may take photos and videos during the competition for publicity purposes.
The prize winner(s) are expected, at the Organizer’s request, participate in all promotional activity (such as publicity and photography) surrounding the award. Winners consent to the Organizer using their name, image and likeness in promotional materials.
Each entrant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Organizer from and against any liabilities, losses, claims, demands, costs (including reasonable legal fees) and expenses arising in connection with any breach or alleged breach by the applicant of any representation, terms and conditions of registration or participation in the competition.
The Organizer reserves the right to disqualify any entry, in its judgment, that violates the rules of the competition or is not aligned with the purpose of the competition.
The Organizer assumes no responsibility to ensure the confidentiality of any information disclosed during the competition.
This Competition provides the opportunity for entrants to present their ideas in a public forum. Applicants register and participate at their own risk.
The Organizer shall not be liable for any damage, loss or injury suffered by reason of registering and participating in this competition. The Organizer excludes liability for loss of income, loss of opportunity, personal injury and damage to property, whether direct or indirect, consequential, or foreseeable due to some negligent act or omission or otherwise.
The Organizer accepts no responsibility for late, lost, incomplete, incorrectly submitted, delayed, illegible, corrupted or misdirected entries or correspondence whether due to error, omission, alteration, tampering, deletion, theft, destruction, transmission interruption, communications failure or otherwise. The Organizer has no control over telephone communications, networks or lines and accepts no responsibility for any problems associated with them, whether due to traffic congestion, technical malfunction or otherwise. The Organizer is not liable for any consequences of user error including (without limitation) costs incurred.
Entrants may incur costs while participating in this competition and are solely responsible for those costs, including but not limited to, travel and accommodation expenses.
Disputes, if any, shall be settled by non-binding mediation, or if no resolve within 60 days of notice of such dispute then by binding arbitration utilizing JAM rules in King County, WA. The prevailing party shall be entitled to the recovery of expenses including reasonable attorneys’ fees.
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