1. Submissions may be entered as individuals or teams.
  2. The maximum number of team members for a single pitch is limited to 5 persons.
  3. Each individual or team may enter only one idea or concept.
  4. Pitch competitors may participate on only one team.
  5. Only the pitching individual or the pitching members of a team may pitch to the panel of judges or answer questions from the judges and/or audience
  6. The pitched idea or concept must be the original work of the individual or team pitching it. Ideas and concepts deemed by the organizers to be deceptive, insincere, offensive, immoral, or unethical may be screened and disqualified.
  7. Ideas and concepts pitched must be in the start-up or early stage of development.
  8. By entering the Competition, all contestants agree to abide by and be bound by these rules. Entrants agree to abide by the decisions of the Competition judges, which are final and binding in all matters.
  9. By entering the Competition, contestants hereby consent to the use of their names, images, likeness, and photographs for advertising and promotional purposes without any compensation.
  10. Prizes must be accepted as awarded.
  11. Western Regional Enterprise Network or it’s partners reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any entry and/or to modify, terminate or suspend the Competition, should actions of contestants or other causes corrupt or impair the administration, fairness or proper play of the Competition.
  12. Each contestant hereby agrees to release Western Regional Enterprise Network, the sponsors, and their respective employees, officers and directors, from all liability with respect to the Competition or the acceptance, possession, or use of any prize awarded.
  13. Confidentiality is not guaranteed in any way. Do not include confidential material in your submissions. Organizers accept no responsibility for preventing other competitors, audience members, or judges, sponsors or others who see or hear a pitch competitor’s idea or materials from sharing the idea and/or materials.