Business Plan Competition Terms and Conditions

Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) Center for Business Innovation reserves the right to use any material prepared for the Business Plan Competition (BPC) in publicizing and promoting the event. CCBC may use these materials in any electronic or printed format for the purpose of marketing the Business Plan Competition or other activities of the CCBC Center for Business Innovation. Changes to Competition Rules: While not anticipated, these rules and prizes are subject to change at the discretion of the CCBC’s Center for Business Innovation at any time. The CCBC’s Center for Business Innovation staff has the right to interpret these rules according to their own judgement and reserves the right to reject a business plan that does not adhere to the college’s mission or values.

Decisions regarding the competition and the winners

All decisions regarding the competition rules, procedures, and processes are at the sole discretion of the CCBC’s Center for Business Innovation. Changes and/or interpretations of these rules may be made by the CCBC’s Center for Business Innovation at any time, even though they may be (or may appear to be) in conflict with some previously published or announced information. The selection of the teams to compete and the decision of the winners are at the sole discretion of the judges and the CCBC’s Center for Business Innovation. Best efforts will be made to make decisions in accordance with this Official Rules document. The CCBC’s Center for Business Innovation has the final decision on which teams are invited to compete in the CCBC Business Plan Competition and reserves the right to include or exclude any participant(s) for any reason.

Non-confidentiality

Any data or information discussed or divulged by entrants should be considered information that could possibly enter the public realm, and entrants should not assume any right of confidentiality in any data or information discussed, divulged, or presented. Due to the nature of the competition, we are not able to ask judges, reviewers, staff, or the audience to agree to or sign non-disclosure statements. However, the CCBC’s Center for Business Innovation, the organizer of the BPC, will make every effort to limit distribution of business plans presented at the competition. The CCBC’s Center for Business Innovation cannot guarantee that other individuals will not obtain access to electronic or hard copies of the business plan. Attendance by media personnel is expected.

Copyrights & Permissions

If a team uses copyrighted materials and/or images from a third-party in their submissions or presentations, they must obtain permission and authorization in advance from the owners to use this material. Information presented by the participants competing is the sole responsibility of the individual team members. Community College of Baltimore County, including CCBC’s Center for Business Innovation and any of its affiliates (collectively, “CCBC”), has not taken, and does not intend to take, any steps to verify the adequacy, accuracy or completeness of any information, materials or statements presented. The competitors, and not CCBC, are responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable federal, state and other securities laws, and it is solely the competitor’s responsibility to comply with any of such laws that are applicable. CCBC does not give investment advice, endorsement, analysis or recommendations with respect to any securities and is not a broker, venture fund or an investment advisor.