PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY, AS THEY APPLY TO YOUR APPLICATION AND PARTICIPATION IN THE FOUNDFAST EVENT (AS DEFINED BELOW). BY SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION (AS DEFINED BELOW), YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM.
www.foundfast.io (the “Platform”) is a platform of FoundFast Limited established under the laws of Hong Kong SAR (“FoundFast Limited”, “FF”,“we”, “us” etc.).
Throughout the year, we organise a series of events such as the FoundFast Contest (as defined below), startup showcase, business networking, student entrepreneurship education, mentor / investor hour, corporate innovation education and entrepreneurship workshop to support the career development and entrepreneurial aspirations of young people through the FoundFast ecosystem (the “FoundFast Events”).
These Terms are incorporated into the FoundFast Limited Disclaimers (“Disclaimers”) by reference. Any terms used in these Terms will have the same meanings as those in the Disclaimers unless otherwise specified. Any reference to Services in the Disclaimers or herein include Events.
Capitalised terms used in these Terms shall have the following meanings:
means a cash prize of up to HK$10,000, to be divided amongst the Winners at the sole discretion of FoundFast Limited;
means a Concept that has been accepted and registered by FoundFast Limited for participation in the FoundFast Contest in order to compete to receive the Cash Prize;
means the semi-pitch event done online with FoundFast Limited and other venture capitalists, and the final pitch event to be held in Hong Kong that is organised by FoundFast Limited, in which:
the Contestants shortlisted in the Semi-Pitch Event shall go through a due diligence process as required by FoundFast Limited; and
the same Contestants shall present their final pitch of their business to FoundFast Limited and other guest Judges, and the relevant Judges shall select the Winners for the Cash Prize;
means any trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names, corporate names, Internet domain names, patents, registered designs, copyrights, design rights, database rights, rights in designs, inventions, know-how, trade secrets or any similar right exercisable anywhere in the world, and all applications or rights to apply for the same (where such applications can be made), whether presently existing or created in the future, and whether registered or not, and all benefits, privileges, or rights to sue, recover damages and obtain relief for any past, current or future infringement, misappropriation or violation of any of the foregoing rights;
means the individuals selected by FoundFast Limited to consider the business pitches presented by the Contestants, and provide feedback to the Contestants;
means any data, material or information, in any format whatsoever, including (without limitation) any marketing materials, adverts, promotional materials, posters, text, software, images, graphics, photos, videos, sound recordings, audio and video recordings, directories, databases or listings, that are in relation to the FoundFast Event(s) and were created by or on behalf of FoundFast Limited, or which are made available on or through the Platform;
means the pitch competition organised by FoundFast Limited for start-up businesses to compete in order for the Winners to receive the Cash Prize, and any related press conferences, promotional events or workshops;
means a series of Events organised by FoundFast, including the FoundFast Contest, startup showcase, business networking, student entrepreneurship education, mentor / investor hour, corporate innovation education and entrepreneurship workshop to support the career development and entrepreneurial aspirations of young people through the FoundFast ecosystem;
means the personal information collection statement provided to you at the time you submit Your Application or any amended versions to which you subsequently consent, and which can also be found at www.foundfast.io/pics;
means the premises at which the Final Event, and any press conferences, promotional events or workshops related to the FoundFast Events are held;
“Third Party Materials”
means any materials, information and/or content (in any format whatsoever) provided, uploaded, transmitted, submitted or posted by or sourced from any third party;
means the final Contestants selected as winners by the Judges in the Final Event;
“you” or “your”
means you, the person who is using the Platform and/or applying to register for the FoundFast Event; and
means the application form submitted by you via the Platform, for participation in the FoundFast Events as a Contestant;
has the meaning given in Clause 8.
2. The FoundFast Events
i. The FoundFast Events are organised and hosted by FoundFast. By submitting Your Application and/or participating in the FOUNDFAST Event, you agree to be bound by and accept these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, then you must not submit Your Application or participate in the FOUNDFAST Event.
ii. FoundFast Limited shall specify the rules and procedure in relation to the FOUNDFAST Contest and/or the FOUNDFAST Events and how they shall be conducted. The current rules and procedure can be found on the Platform. FoundFast Limited has the right to amend, modify and/or add to such rules and procedures at any time, in its sole discretion, with no liability to you. Any amendments shall be posted on the Platform. Your continued participation in the FOUNDFAST Events and/or failure to withdraw Your Application after the amended rules and procedures are posted on the Platform constitutes your acceptance of such amendments. If you do not agree to any amendments to the rules or procedures, your sole remedy is to withdraw Your Application and to cease participating in the FoundFast Events pursuant to Clause 6.1.
iii. Each Winner shall be entitled to receive an allocation from the Cash Prize, which shall be provided by FoundFast Limited. You understand and agree that the exact amount of the Cash Prize to be allocated to each Winner shall be determined by FoundFast Limited in its sole and final discretion.
iv. You understand and agree that FoundFast Limited does not provide any guarantees, undertakings or warranties in relation to your chances of becoming one of the Winners.
v. FoundFast Limited shall have the absolute discretion to make any decisions in relation to the FoundFast Event, and its decisions shall be final and binding.
vi. You acknowledge and agree that FoundFast Limited, at its sole discretion shall have the right to record the FoundFast Events (in any format), and broadcast, stream or transmit the FoundFast Events in whatsoever manner (including, without limitation, as a live-stream), as well as allow the public to attend, view, and/or watch any broadcast or recording of the FoundFast Events (including the Final Event), either for free or in return for compensation. You shall not have any right to edit, object to or request the take down of, and shall not have any rights, title or interest in such recordings or broadcasts (in any format whatsoever), and all IP Rights in such recordings or broadcasts are owned by FoundFast Limited as FoundFast Content, pursuant to Clause 10. You shall not be entitled to any part of the compensation received by FoundFast Limited from the public, or any distribution, broadcasting or licensing revenue received by FoundFast Limited.
vii. All costs and expenses incurred by you in relation to Your Application and/or your participation in the FoundFast Events shall be borne solely by you.
a. you have submitted Your Application with all the mandatory information completed and Your Application is accepted by FoundFast Limited;
b. you are based in the locations that the FoundFast Contest is operated in;
c. you are able to work you have an innovative product or service in your business; and
iv. If you wish to participate in the FoundFast Contest as a Contestant, then you must submit Your Application via the relevant registration page on the Platform, and any supporting documents/information requested by FoundFast Limited from time to time. Your Application must be submitted on or before the relevant application deadline stated on the Platform in order to be taken into account by FoundFast Limited.
v. FoundFast has the sole discretion to determine whether or not to accept or reject Your Application, for any reason whatsoever, with no liability to you.
vi. You represent and warrant that all information and materials submitted by you in relation to Your Application and any supporting documents shall be complete, up-to-date and accurate, and shall not infringe the rights of any third parties. Upon becoming aware that any information or materials provided by you to FoundFast Limited are no longer complete, up-to-date or accurate, you shall promptly notify us in writing at email@example.com
4. Cancellation by You
In the event of cancellation by you, written notification must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org 48 hours before the time of Event. In the event of any cancellation by you or us, the Disclaimers and these Terms and Conditions, as applicable, will continue in full force and effect.
5. Event Program and Cacellation by Us
The FoundFast Event(s) are subject to change. We may change or cancel the FoudFast Event(s) at any time and may deny, limit or cancel a verification for the Event (including a confirmed verification) at any time with or without reason. Without prejudice to the foregoing, we shall not be liable to you in any way for any loss, damages, costs or expenses suffered or incurred (directly or indirectly) by you in relation to the Event, or any changes to or cancellations of the Event (in whole or in part).
6. Code of Conduct
You agree to behave in such a way as to create a safe, supportive environment while at the FoundFast Event(s) and any related event(s). You agree not to engage in disruptive speech or behavior or otherwise interfere with the Event or other individuals’ participation in the FoundFast Event(s). You will comply with all applicable laws and agree not to engage in any form of harassing, offensive, discriminatory or threatening speech or behavior, including relating to race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or disability. We may require participants engaging or threatening to engage in such behavior to leave the FoundFast Event(s) or related event immediately. If you witness such behavior, please promptly contact our staff member so direct action can be taken.
Specifically, you agree that you shall: