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2020 PITCH CONTEST RULES

​These rules are subject to change without notice. Please see our FAQ or contact us with any questions.

  • You must be at least 14 years of age to apply for the Pitch Contest. 

  • The Pitch Contest is open to teams of any size but we require you to be in business for less than 5 years.

  • If you apply for the Pitch Contest you agree that Valley Innovators ("Valley Innovators") may publicize your name, likeness, and description of work, including information provided to us in your application or communications with the Valley Innovators team.

  • If you are selected as a Pitch Contest finalist or winner, Valley Innovators ("Valley Innovators") may publicize your name, likeness, and description of work, including information provided to us in your application or communications with the Valley Innovators team.

  • Pitches must be kept to 5 minutes in length. 

  • To be eligible for a prize, the finalists must have at least one founder present in person at The Tower Theatre in Fresno, CA for the Pitch Contest. Presence will be verified before prizes are awarded.

  • One prize will be awarded for each first, second, and third place winner.  The prize will be presented to the person who submitted the Pitch Contest application (the "Awardee").  

  • Each entrant shall indemnify, defend, and hold Valley Innovators harmless from any third party claims arising from or related to that entrant's participation in the Pitch Contest.  In no event shall Valley Innovators be liable to an entrant for acts or omissions arising out of or related to the Pitch Contest or that entrant's participation in the Pitch Contest.

  • Odds of wining depend on the quality and number of entrants received through our application process.  All taxes, including income taxes, are the sole responsibility of winners.  No prize substitution is permitted. Winner(s) may be required to verify their entry.

  • Entries from outside the U.S. are permitted. All entries must include an English language explanation of their product or service in the application process.

  • Some of the application process is subjective, and the outcome of the finalists selected or Pitch Contest winners cannot be disputed. 

  • Any person or team caught cheating during public voting and/or People's Choice will be immediately disqualified for the Pitch Contest and ineligible to win any category.  

  • Entries must not infringe on any third-party rights and will be reviewed for content.