Big Idea Terms

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Contest Specifics:
Broward residents are encouraged to submit their ideas for the chance to train at the sold-out Business Model Canvas and Pitch Workshops held on April 24th and 25th respectively, then receive free tickets to Startup Weekend Fort Lauderdale, held from May 4th to May 6th in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Ideas are to be submitted here:

The contest is open to all South Florida residents aged 18 and up. It runs from Monday, April 23rd to Monday, April 30th. The selection committee will only consider ideas that are viable and innovative. Ideas bound by Copyrights and/or Non-Disclosure agreements will be eliminated from consideration. 3 Winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 2nd.

Novel Idea Requirement:
Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you’ll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You’ll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

TechStars terms of Participation Agreement:
It is our job to provide you with an incredible networking and learning opportunity. Our intention is that you meet some amazing people that you might actually start a company with, build relationships with coaches, and learn from your peers. The event is intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, and having fun. As such, by registering as a participant, you acknowledge that any ideas shared by you or anyone else over the course of the event are contributions to the overall experience and community. If you as a participant are worried about someone stealing your ideas, please reconsider your participation in the event itself or simply refrain from sharing specifics about your idea.

As a member of your startup community, you agree to be inclusive of any and all people and their ideas. You agree to act professionally, treat everyone with respect, and treat the event facilities with proper care. You agree that you are responsible for any accidents or damages that you cause. You also agree to not hold TechStars Startup Weekend, your local volunteer team, or any of the event supporters liable for any loss, damage, injury, or any other unforeseeable incident.

By Participating at the event, you grant TechStars Startup Weekend permission to capture photo/video of the event. You can find the exact legal terms on our FAQ Page but to summarize, we want to share your success with the world.

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