Work: In Progress 2021 pitch comp Terms & Conditions
The pitch competition is open to NI and ROI digital / tech / product based startups whose business launched Sept 2018 or after* and which have raised £100k or less in grants, funds or investments.
Persons who are not currently resident in ROI or NI may enter the Competition as long as the primary business activity is registered, established and based within NI or ROI.
The organiser of the competition, TheEmployable Ltd t/a Startacus, (“Organiser”) reserves the right to withhold prizes until this condition is met.
Shortlisted startups who apply to the competition must be available to pitch to a group of judges during the week commencing 1st November 2021 so that their pre-recorded pitch can be viewed on the 10th November 2021 at the Work: in Progress event.
Startup founders / or a senior representative of the startup team must also be available to join a live Zoom session currently scheduled for 3.40pm - 4.10pm on 10th Nov when the Work In Progress startup winner will be announced.
Pitch applications close at 11.59pm 29th October 2021 and startups may also be shortlisted by Startacus before this final date. Shortlisting decisions are final and any startups who miss the application closing date will only be invited to pitch if pitching slots become available.
‘The Work: In Progress Pitch competition is administered by the organiser, The Employable Ltd, t/a Startacus. Employees of The Employable Ltd, t/a Startacus or anyone else directly connected with the competition may not enter the competition.
The winning startup will be awarded with a £1500.00 cash prize. The startup must have a bank account for this prize fund to be administered to. The payment will take up to two weeks to be administered and an invoice from the winning selected startup to TheEmployable Ltd (Startacus) is expected.
These Terms and Conditions can be reviewed and updated.
* We are happy to review a startup's eligibility on a case by case basis. E.G. If a company registered as a business before September 2018, but did not start working on that business until September 2018 or after, some flexibility may be applied if a business case can be provided.