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Tri-College Student Pitch Terms & Conditions


    • Confidentiality

      The final pitch of the competition is open to the public at large and may be broadcast to interested persons through promotion and media including but not limit to, print, social media, and the internet. Any data or information discussed or disclosed in the public session by participants should be considered information that will likely enter the public realm and participants should not assume any right of confidentiality in any data or information discussed, disclosed, or presented in this session. Confidentiality is not guaranteed in any way. Participants should exclude sensitive or confidential information from their pitches and not include confidential material in the submissions.

      Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) between a participant and the judges, organizers and/or audience members will not be required or allowed. Organizers are not responsible for any confidentiality issues that may occur during the course of the competition and will not be involved in any way with disputes arising therefrom.

    • Privacy

      By submitting the business pitch, each participant agrees to the organizer disclosing the participant’s personal information to colleges, sponsors, faculty, staff, and judges to assist in conducting the competition and communicating with applicants.

    • Publicity & Promotional Activities

      Each participant acknowledges and agrees that the 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 online and all other forms of advertising.

      The prize winners must, 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 and image in promotional and advertising materials.

    • Disclaimer of Liability

      Organizers reserve the right to disqualify any entry that, in their judgment, violates the rules of the competition or is not aligned with the purpose of the competition.

      Organizers assume no responsibility to ensure the confidentiality of any information disclosed during the competition.

      This competition provides the opportunity for participants 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 participating in this competition.

    • Other Conditions

      Participants may incur costs while participating in the Tri-College Student Pitch Competition and are responsible for those costs, including but not limited to, video creation, editing, and other related expenses.

      Participants warrant and represent to the organizer that they own all rights (including intellectual property) in the material they submit throughout the competition.

      Pitch presentation order will be determined by committee prior to the final competition. The maximum number of presenters is targeted for ten (10), but organizers reserve the right to reduce or increase the number of applicants selected and designated as finalists at their discretion.

      The Competition organizer 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 final pitch competition. All decisions regarding an individual’s or team’s removal and/or disqualification from the pitch competition are final.

      Any and all amendments of terms and conditions will be posted on https://www.cerritos.edu/business-administration/pitch.htm. Participants should review terms and conditions periodically for amendments.