Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions of entry

• The Startup Awards are organised by Alchemy Event Management, 4 Rogans Court, Patrick Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. And Startups.ie
• All entries for The Startup Awards must be uploaded to the online entry system by the designated closing date although entry deadlines may be extended at the discretion of the organisers.
• All entries must be a truthful representation of the entrant’s work.
• All entrants agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges and accept no correspondence will be entered into in relation to decisions reached.
• All material submitted in support of an entry is warranted by the entrant to be their property and is entered without any encumbrances by third parties.
• The entrant indemnifies and agrees to keep indemnified the organisers of the The Startup Awards for any claims arising out of any material, statements or claims made as part of their entry.
• The entrant agrees that the organisers of the awards are entitled to judge their entry and select what they consider to be the winner in a given category without recourse to the entrants.
• The entrant agrees that should they be shortlisted for an Award they will provide a representative to attend the award ceremony to accept the trophy in the event they are successful. The organisers reserve the right, and the entrant agrees to same, that where the shortlisted entrant fails to send a representative to attend the event the organisers can withdraw the relevant shortlisted entry(s) from the competition without further recourse.

 

• If the entrant wins an award it grants permission to the organisers to use any photographs, video, sound, written or other material as it sees fit and without restriction.
• Entries received without the required entry form will be deemed invalid and withdrawn from the Awards.

• The organisers reserves the right to withdraw an entry from the judging process at any time if the entry is deemed inappropriate for any reason. The organisers decision is final.

  • Your organisation must be five years old or less on March 22nd 2018 [from date of incorporation].
  • It is NOT a requirement to be a customer of any particular financial institution to enter the awards.
  • Simply select the categories you wish to enter (you can enter up to three per company) and fill in the short application form.
  • Our regional judging panels will review all the submissions and select a regional shortlist for each category.
  • These regional shortlists will be merged and judged again to produce the National Shortlist.
  • National Shortlisted entrants will be invited to pitch their businesses live to our national judging panel in Dublin in early May 2018
  • The winners will be announced at the Startup Awards Ceremony on May 17th in The Round Room at The Mansion House, Dublin.

*Gold winners from previous years Startup Awards will not be allowed to enter in the category that they previously won gold in*

  • Judges will not be requested to sign a confidentially agreement and will not do so.
    • Organisers reserve the right not to shortlist (at Regional or National level) or award a category at its own discretion and without recourse to the entrants of said category.
    • The Startup Awards reserve the right to nominate the entrant in additional categories that the organisers feel appropriate.
    • The person named on the entry form will be the person contacted by The Startup Awards if they are successful.
    • If the name of the nominated contact person changes, The Startup Awards must be contacted immediately.
    • Shortlisted entrants may be required to provide additional information upon request from The Startup Awards.
    • The Startup Awards and all its Intellectual Property remains the joint copyright of Alchemy Event Management Limited and Startups.ie
    • Entries will be judged by a panel of judges. Organisations can enter a maximum of three categories in a given year.. Sponsors and their families cannot enter the category they are sponsoring.
    • The winners of the awards may state in advertising, promotional material and on their stationery that they are a winner, but this must make it clear which category.
    • and the year in which they won.
    • Entrants must be 18 years of age to enter..

*These rules and regulations will be subject to the laws of Republic of Ireland.