The Startup Pitch India (the "Contest") begins on July 11, 2017, at 12:00:00 a.m. India time and ends with the announcement of finalists on September 9th, 2017. The Contest consists of time periods as set forth in the chart below:
|Period||Start Date||End Date|
|Submission Period||July 11, 2017||August 18, 2017|
|Video Call Period||July 11, 2017||August 31, 2017|
|Judging Period to select Top Finalists||August 1, 2017||September 2,2017|
|Top Finalists announced*||September 9,2017|
*Startup Pitch India will announce the qualified Finalists on the contest website on September 3, 2017. The Top Finalists will be notified via email and asked to provide a second-round submission, due on September 5, 2017. Startup Pitch will announce the Winners on September 9 th , 2017.
The Contest is open to only for-profit small businesses (as defined herein) which at the time of entry have been in continuous operation for not less than 10 months and not more than ten (10) years by legal residents of India who are independent owners/operators. In order to be considered an eligible "Small Business” for purposes of this Contest, the business must meet all of the following criteria:
The owner/operator or representative is not the entrant and has no right to claim any prize or a portion thereof. The Entrant in this contest is a Small Enterprise.
Startup Pitch shall determine, in its sole discretion, whether an entry meets the eligibility criteria to participate in the Contest. Startup Pitch India decisions regarding eligibility and all other aspects of the Contest are final and binding.
Businesses operated by Startup Pitch, its parent and affiliated companies, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and persons engaged in the development, production or distribution of materials for this Contest (collectively, the “Contest Parties”) and the immediate family members (i.e., parent, child, sibling, and spouse) of each and/or persons living in the same household of such individuals (whether related or not), as well as employees, agents, officers and representatives of any government department, government owned entity, juristic person funded by any government department, political party or public international organization, or any candidates for political office are not eligible to participate in the Contest. This contest is subject to all applicable Indian laws and regulations, and is void in all other geographic locations and where otherwise prohibited by law.
To enter the Contest, participants (“Entrants”) are required to visit the Contest website located at www.startuppitchindia.com (the “Contest Site”) and submit an entry (the “Entry”) between July 11, 2017 and August 18, 2017. Entrants will be required to provide responses to the following:
In addition to answering the questions listed above, each Entrant will be required to submit the following information:
Startup Pitch will only accept one (1) entry per business. If there are multiple entries per participant, the earliest entry will be taken as the valid entry and other entries will be void.
All entries are subject to approval by NNM NextGen Advisory, in NNM NextGen Advisory sole discretion. Once approved, entries will be posted on a Gallery Page on the dedicated Contest Site and Entrants will receive an email with a link to their grant submission on the gallery page, and are encouraged to share this link with customers, friends and family during the Sharing Period as described below. Entrants will receive an email within four (4) business days if their entry has been rejected.
Except where prohibited by law, entry in the Contest constitutes each Entrant’s consent to the publication of her/his/its name, organizational information, any portion of the completed Entry, including digital images, and photos and footages taken by Startup Pitch during any events hosted by Startup Pitch as part of the Contest in any media for any commercial or promotional purpose (including, without limitation, the Internet) without further consent or compensation.
By entering the Contest and providing an email address, each Entrant grants Startup Pitch permission to send Entrant emails related to the Contest, including, but not limited to notification of Finalists, Winners and a follow-up email in order to gather feedback regarding the Contest to be used in the planning and design of future Contests. Unless otherwise advised by the participant, each participant consents to the information they submit being entered into a database which may be used by Startup Pitch in any media for future promotional and publicity purposes.
We are promising to distribute the prize of Rs. 1 crore (Rupees One Crore) or above against equity for the startups participating in “START UP PITCH” event only if certain conditions are satisfied as mentioned below:-
Digital images and business logo must be in one of the following formats: .jpg, .png or .gif. Each digital image (including business logo) may not exceed 5MB. The optional video must be uploaded to YouTube and the share link added to the entrant profile. It may not exceed one (1) minute in length.
If any digital image or the video contains any material or elements that are not owned by the Entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the image, the Entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photograph or video, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the image or video in the manner set forth in these Official Rules without additional compensation.
If a professional image or video is submitted, Entrant is responsible for securing usage rights from the photographer or videographer to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the image in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known.
Upon Startup Pitch request, each Entrant must be prepared to provide (within seven (7) calendar days of receipt of Startup Pitch request) such signed release from all persons who appear in the photograph or video submitted, authorizing Startup Pitch and its licensees ("Authorized Parties"). Failure to provide such releases upon request may result in disqualification at any time during the Contest and selection of an alternate Winners.
During the judging period, all the successful submissions will be judged by Startup Pitch or its designated representatives and narrowed down to Top 20 Finalists. Startup Pitch will consider the following in determining the finalists:
Extra credit will be given for those Entrants exhibiting any of the following elements:
Startup Pitch will announce the Top Finalists on the contest website on September 3, 2017. Startup Pitch reserves the right to alter the number of Top Finalists for any reason, including, but not limited to, not receiving a sufficient number of eligible entries to determine the same.
The Top Finalists will be notified via email & call with instructions for completing a second submission which consists of answering questions, and submitting documents including, but not limited to:
The second submission must be submitted to Startup Pitch by September 8, 2017. Failure to submit the second submission by the stipulated date may result in a Finalist’s disqualification in the running for the Contest.
The judging panel will evaluate the Entries along with the second submissions of each of the Top Finalists to determine the Winners. Additional elements to be considered will be how well the Entrant’s brand aligns with the Startup Pitch and whether the Owner is prepared to be an Ambassador or mentor to other businesses.
The finalists will then be invited to present to an independent judging panel. The finalists will be given 5 minutes to present their pitch followed by a 5 minutes question answer session. The judging panel will evaluate and discuss based on pre-determined parameters to arrive at the Winners.
The Winners will be announced on September 9, 2017. The Winners will be notified by email and phone call prior to the announcement. In addition, Winners may be featured on the Startup Pitch India Facebook Page and/or other Startup Pitch owned digital and social channels and in Startup Pitch media release.
The Grant is non-transferable. All details of any prize not specified herein shall be determined solely by Startup Pitch. By accepting the Grant, the Winners acknowledges compliance with these Official Rules. All tax liabilities arising from this Contest are the sole responsibility of the Winners and entrants, respectively including any tax reporting requirements. Limit of one Grant per Entrant. All other expenses relating to acceptance of the Grant, including but not limited to taxes and any other expenses not specified herein are the sole responsibility of each Winners and entrants. Grant conditions may be added or modified by Startup Pitch, in its sole discretion. Acceptance of the Grant constitutes permission for Startup Pitch and its designees to use each Winners’s name, entry material, photographs and digital images and biographical information for advertising, promotional or trade purposes, including but not limited to online announcements, in commerce and in all media worldwide without limitation or additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.
Winners may waive its right to receive the Grant. The Grant is non-assignable and non- transferable. No substitutions may be made by the Winners. Startup Pitch shall withhold taxes from any award as is required by law and Startup Pitch shall award the Winners with the net Grant amount. If there is any expense incurred by Startup Pitch for this withholding and tax reporting requirements, the Winners and entrants shall reimburse these expenses to Startup Pitch . Winners will be required, as instructed by Startup Pitch, to complete and sign (i) an affidavit of eligibility/liability certifying that such Winners has complied with the Official Rules of the Contest, and (ii) a liability and publicity release (except where prohibited by law). Failure to sign and return any of these documents or to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules may result in a Winners’ disqualification, the forfeiture of its interest in the Grant, and, at Startup Pitch discretion, the presentation of the Grant to a substitute recipient. A Grant not won and/or claimed by Winners and not awarded to a substitute recipient by Startup Pitch in accordance with these Official Rules will remain the property of Startup Pitch.
Payment of and fees due, if any, are the sole responsibility of the Winners.
Should Startup Pitch determine, in its sole discretion, that any Entrant has violated any of the prohibitions contained in these Official Rules or should be disqualified for any other reason,
Startup Pitch shall have no obligation to award a Grant to such Entrant. Startup Pitch reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Entrant it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the Contest; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; or to be acting in an inappropriate or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.
Submitted Entries must be consistent with the Startup Pitch India, and Startup Pitch reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject and/or disqualify any entries, subjects, or related materials that Startup Pitch deems to be obscene, defamatory, profane, offensive, lewd, pornographic, false, misleading, deceptive, or otherwise inconsistent with its editorial standards, audience expectations, or reputational interests or that Startup Pitch believes may violate any applicable law or regulation or the rights of any third party or may subject the contest, Startup Pitch , or Startup Pitch advertisers, clients, or customers to controversy, negative publicity, scorn, or ridicule.
As a condition of entry, Startup Pitch reserves the right to conduct a background check on any potential finalist and/or Winners and reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entrant based on such background check if in its sole discretion, the Startup Pitch determines that awarding the prize to such Entrant might reflect negatively on the Startup Pitch image and/or reputation.
Startup Pitch reserves the rights to amend these Official Rules at any time without notice.
The construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, and all issues and questions relating thereto, along with the rights and obligations of all Entrants and of Startup Pitch, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of India, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions. All disputes relating to or arising out of the Contest or these Official Rules shall be subject to the laws of India, and shall be subject to the exclusive authority of the courts of competent jurisdiction at Mumbai, India. If any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, such determination shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision, and these Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.
Any specific waiver of any obligation hereunder by Startup Pitch does not constitute a general waiver of that obligation nor of any other obligation of Entrant.
By participating in the submission process for this Contest, Entrant and each representative of Entrant consents to their personal/business data collected in connection with this contest being transferred to and stored in India.
Startup Pitch, NNM NextGen Advisory Private Limited having it registered office at: B-6 & 7, Plot No. 31 Shri Siddhivinayak Plaza, 2nd Floor, C.T. No. 602 Village Oshiwara, Off, New Link Rd, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400058