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Official  Rules  
New  Heights  Elevator  Pitch  
(the  “Contest”)  
 
By  participating  in  the  Contest,  you  (“Entrant  Representative”)  as  the  person  submitting  an  entry  on  behalf  
of  a  business  (“Entrant”)  agree  on  behalf  of  yourself  as  an  individual  and  on  behalf  of  Entrant  to  be  bound  
by  these  Official  Rules  and  the  decisions  of  the  host  of  the  Contest,  Boston  Globe  Media  Partners,  LLC  
(“Host”),  which  are  binding  and  final  on  matters  relating  to  this  Contest.    The  Contest  is  subject  to  all  
applicable  federal,  state  and  local  laws.  

1.            ELIGIBILITY.      NO  PURCHASE  NECESSARY  TO  ENTER  OR  WIN.    A  purchase  will  not  increase  your  
chances  of  winning.      Void  where  prohibited.  Contest  is  open  to  legal  residents  of  the  United  States,  who  
are  18  years  or  older  at  the  time  of  entry.    Employees  of  Host  and  Contest  sponsors,  and  their  respective  
immediate  families  and  household  members  are  not  eligible  to  enter.      

2.            TO  ENTER.    To  enter  this  Contest,  Entrant  Representative  may,  between  12:00:01  a.m.  Eastern  Time  
(“ET”)  on  August  10,  2018  and  11:59:59  p.m.    ET  on  September  10,  2018  (the  “Entry  Period”),  visit  
WEBADDRESS.COM  (the  “Website”)  and  complete  and  submit  an  official  registration  form  (“Entry”).  Each  
individual  person  may  submit  only  one  Entry.    An  individual  may  only  serve  as  an  Entrant  Representative  
for  a  business  for  which  s/he  is  an  owner  or  authorized  representative  and  by  submitting  an  Entry,  
represents  and  warrants  that  s/he  is  authorized  to  act  on  Entrant’s  behalf  in  connection  with  the  Contest.    
Once  Host  receives  an  Entry,  it  may  communicate  with  Entrant  Representative  and  Entrant  about  the  
Contest.    

3.          ENTRY  REQUIREMENTS.      Each  Entry  must  comply  with  the  following  requirements  and  each  Entrant  
makes  the  following  representations:  

a) Entrant  is  a  young  or  very  young  business;  a  business  in  these  stages  may  also  be  referred  to  as  a  
concept  stage,  seed  stage  or  early  stage  startup.    Entrant  Business  need  not  have  formed  a  formal  
business  entity  to  enter  the  Contest.        
b) Entrant  is  available  to  take  part  in  the  Live  Pitch  Event  at  District  Hall  in  Boston,  Massachusetts  on  
September  20,  2018.    
c) Entrant  represents  that  its  submission  of  Entry,  its  participation  in  the  Live  Pitch  Event,  its  
agreement  to  these  Official  Rules,  and  any  Released  Party’s  (as  defined  below)  use,  display,  and  
publishing  of  Entrant’s  Entry  or  of  a  recording  of  Entrant’s  Live  Pitch  will  not  violate  any  agreement  
to  which  Entrant  Representative  or  Entrant  is  a  signatory  or  party.    
d) Host    reserves    the  right,    in  its  sole  discretion,    to  reject,    disqualify,    or  modify    any    Entries,    any    
element    of    any    Entry    or    related    materials,    and    to    disqualify    any    Entrant    whose    participation    
does    not  comply  with  Official  Contest  Rules  or  may  subject  the  Contest,  Host,  or  Host’s      
advertisers,      clients,      or      customers      to      controversy,      negative  publicity,  scorn,  and/or  ridicule.    
Entrants  whose  products  or  services  are  illegal  under  any  applicable  law  are  ineligible.    

4.       SELECTION  OF  FINALISTS.    Five  finalists  will  be  selected  by  a  judging  panel  (“Judges”)  consisting  of  
approximately  four  Boston  area  business  leaders  from  various  sectors  and  business  backgrounds.  Finalists  
will  be  selected  from  among  the  pool  of  eligible  entrants  based  on  the  following  criteria:    

 
 

a. Creativity  of  the  innovation,  including  its  potential  breakthrough  and  disruptiveness;  
b. Usefulness  of  the  product  or  service,  including  how  it  addresses  unarticulated  or  existing  unmet  
consumer  or  business  needs;  and  
c.  Business  Potential,  including  the  viability  of  the  proposed  business  model  and  the  potential  for  the  
product  or  service  to  generate  profit.  

Finalists  will  be  notified  of  their  selection  at  the  Live  Pitch  Event  on  September  20,  2018  In  order  to  be  
eligible  to  win  a  prize,  finalists  must  attend  and  participate  in  the  Live  Pitch  Event  at  District  Hall  in  Boston,  
Massachusetts  on  September  20,  2018.      

5.     LIVE  PITCH  EVENT  RULES.    Selected  finalists  will  have  the  chance  to  pitch  their  business  to  the  
Judges,  in  front  of  other  Contest  Entrants,  local  business  owners,  investors,  and  members  of  the  media  on  
September  20,  2018.    Finalists  may  bring  a  deck  and  a  time  limit  will  be  announced  in  advance.    Additional  
details  of  the  Live  Pitch  Event  may  be  provided  to  finalists  in  advance.    

6.   SELECTION  OF  WINNER.    The  Judges  will  select  a  first  place  winner  and  a  second  place  winner  from  
among  the  finalists  based  on  the  live  pitches.  Pitches  will  be  judged  on  the  following  criteria.  

a. Extent  to  which  pitch  is  a  polished  business  presentation,  including  Entrant’s  clear  articulation  of  
the  consumer  or  business  need  its  product  fills  and  ability  to  answer  Judges’  questions;  
b. Creativity  of  the  innovation,  including  its  potential  breakthrough  and  disruptiveness;  
c. Usefulness  of  the  product  or  service,  including  how  it  addresses  unarticulated  or  existing  unmet  
consumer  or  business  needs;  and  
d.  Business  Potential,  including  the  viability  of  the  proposed  business  model  and  the  potential  for  the  
product  or  service  to  generate  profit.  

6.            PRIZES.    All  finalists  will  receive  prizes.    The  first  and  second  place  winners  of  the  Live  Pitch  Event  will  
receive  additional  prizes.    

a. All  finalists  will  received  the  following  prizes:  


i. The  chance  to  pitch  their  businesses  to  the  Judges  during  the  Live  Pitch  Event  at  District  
Hall  on  September  20,  2018.    
ii. A  one  year  unlimited  access  subscription  to  BostonGlobe.com.  
b. The  first  place  winner  will  receive  the  following  prizes:  
i. A  $5,000  grant  to  use  towards  growing  its  business,  provided  by  Blue  Hills  Bank  and  The  
Boston  Globe;  
ii. A  full  page  ad,  created  by  Host,  announcing  that  Entrant  won  first  prize  in  the  New  Heights  
Elevator  Pitch,  valued  at  $25,000.  
iii. A  2-­‐hour  working  lunch  to  craft  a  public  relations  strategy,  provided  by  Elevate,  valued  at  
$5,000.  
iv. A  six  month  "We  Membership",  valid  at  any  We  Work  location,  valued  at  $270  
c. The  second  place  winner  will  receive  the  following  prizes:  
i. A  full  page  ad,  created  by  Host,  announcing  that  Entrant  won  second  prize  in  the  New  
Heights  Elevator  Pitch,  valued  at  $25,000.  
ii. A  2-­‐hour  working  lunch  to  craft  a  public  relations  strategy,  provided  by  Elevate,  valued  at  
$5,000.  

 
 

Fair  market  value  of  the  total  prizes  awarded  is  approximately  $40,270.  

D.            General.    The  Prizes  are  awarded    “as    is”    with    no    warranty    or  guarantee,  either  express  or  implied,  
and  are  subject  to  availability,  blackout  dates,  and  expiration  dates.    Details  of  the  Prizes  may  change,  
based  on  availability.      The  schedule  of  implementation  for  prizing  will  be  in  the  sole  discretion  of  Host.  
Host  reserves  the  right  to  substitute  the  Prizes  or  portions  thereof  if  Prize  cannot  be  awarded  as  described.    
Host  will  determine  all  elements  of  Prize  in  its  sole  discretion.      Host  disclaims  all  and  any  liability  for  the  
actual  provision,  quality,  or  nature  of  any  third  party  product  or  service  related  to  the  Prizes.    Host  is  not  
liable  for  injuries,  losses,  or  damages  of  any  kind  arising  from  participation  in  this  Contest  and  use  of  the  
Prizes.  

A  prize  may  not  be  substituted,  assigned,  transferred  or  redeem  the  Prize  for  cash  by  any  winner.    Each  
winner  is  responsible  for  all  applicable  federal,  state,  and  local  taxes,  as  well  as  any  other  costs  and  
expenses  associated  with  the  Prize.    A  winner  forfeits  any  unused  portions  of  the  Prize.    The  awarding  of  
any  Prize  is  contingent  on  full  compliance  with  these  Official  Rules.    If  a  winner  is  found  to  have  violated  
the  Official  Rules  or  otherwise  does  not  meet  eligibility  criteria,  that  winner  will  forfeit  the  Prize  and  the  
Prize  may  be  awarded  to  an  alternate  winner.  

7.            PRIVACY,  PUBLICITY  &  INTELLECTUAL  PROPERTY.  Each  Entrant  Representative  and  Entrant,  except  
where  legally  prohibited,  consents  to  being  photographed  by  or  on  behalf  of  the  Host,  and  permits  Host,  
its  parent  corporations,  subsidiaries,  affiliates,  agents,  and  assigns,  to  use  Entrant  Representative’s  and  
Entrant’s  name,  likeness,  photographs,  entry,  and  any  materials  Entrant  submits  to  Host  (“Entrant  
Materials”),  in  all  media,  throughout  the  World,  in  perpetuity,  and  for  any  purpose  (including  advertising,  
publicity,  and/or  trade  purposes),  without  notice  to  Entrant  and  without  further  compensation.      

Entrant  Representatives  and  Entrants  who  have  consented  to  entry  agree  that  Host  may  use  the  Entrant  
Materials  and  any  other  personally  identifiable  information  collected  or  used  in  connection  with  the  
Contest  in  accordance  with  the  privacy  policy  posted  on  www.bostonglobe.com.  

Entrant  further  agrees  that  Host  has  the  right  to  use  the  Entrant  Materials  in  combination  with  such  other  
material  as  Host  in  its  sole  discretion  shall  determine,  and  that  Entrants  have  no  right  of  approval,  claim  to  
compensation  or  benefits  claim,  including  without  limitation,  claims  based  upon  invasion  of  privacy,  
defamation,  right  of  publicity,  or  other  intellectual  property  right  arising  out  of  any  use  of  Entrant  
Materials.  

8.    RELEASE.  Released  Parties  (as  defined  below)  are  not  responsible  for  lost,  late,  incomplete,  damaged,  
inaccurate,  stolen,  delayed,  misdirected,  undelivered,  or  garbled  Entries  for  whatever  cause  or  other  errors  
whether  human,  mechanical,  electronic,  computer,  network,  typographical,  printing  or  otherwise  relating    
to    or    in    connection    with    the    Contest.        Released  Parties  are  also  not  responsible  for  any  incorrect  or  
inaccurate  information,  whether  caused  by  Website  users,  tampering,  hacking,  or  by  any  equipment  or  
programming  associated  with  or  utilized  in  the  Contest.    Released  Parties  are  not  responsible  for  injury  or  
damage  to  participants'  or  to  any  other  person's  person  or  property  related  to  or  resulting  from  
participating  in  this  Contest.  Host  reserves  the  right  at  its  sole  discretion  to  suspend,  modify  or  terminate  
the  Contest  at  any  time  and  for  any  reason,  including,  but  not  limited  to,  if  any  portion  of  the  Contest  is,  in  
Host’s  sole      opinion,      compromised      by      virus,      worms,      bugs,      non-­‐authorized      human  intervention  or  
other  causes  which,  in  the  sole  opinion  of  the  Host,  corrupt  or  impair    the    administration,    security,    
fairness    or    proper    play,    or    submission    of  Entries,  and,  if  terminated,  Host  may  select  the  Potential  
 
 

Winner  in  a  random  drawing    from    among    all  non-­‐suspect,    eligible    Entries    received    for  such    drawing  
prior  to  action  taken  or  as  otherwise  deemed  fair  and  appropriate  by  Host.  

BY  PARTICIPATING,  EACH  ENTRANT  AGREES  THAT  HOST,  SPONSORS,  AND  THEIR  RESPECTIVE  PARENTS,  
AFFILIATES,  SUBSIDIARIES  AND  ADVERTISING  AND  PROMOTION  AGENCIES  AND  ALL  OF  THEIR  RESPECTIVE  
OFFICERS,  DIRECTORS,  EMPLOYEES,  REPRESENTATIVES  AND  AGENTS  (COLLECTIVELY,  “RELEASED    
PARTIES”)  WILL    HAVE    NO    LIABILITY    WHATSOEVER    FOR,  AND  SHALL  BE  HELD  HARMLESS  BY  ENTRANT  
REPRESENTATIVE  AND  ENTRANT  AGAINST,  ANY  LIABILITY,  FOR  ANY  INJURIES,    LOSSES    OR    DAMAGES    OF    
ANY    KIND,    INCLUDING      DEATH,    TO    PERSONS,    OR  PROPERTY  RESULTING  IN  WHOLE  OR  IN  PART,  
DIRECTLY  OR  INDIRECTLY,  FROM  ACCEPTANCE,  POSSESSION,  MISUSE  OR  USE  OF  THE  ENTRY,  ENTRY  
MATERIALS,  PRIZE  OR  PARTICIPATION  IN  THIS  CONTEST.      

ENTRANTS  FURTHER  AGREE  THAT  IN  ANY  CAUSE  OF  ACTION,  THE  RELEASED  PARTIES  ENTIRE  LIABILITY  
WILL  BE  LIMITED  TO  THE  COST  OF  ENTERING  AND  PARTICIPATING  IN  THE  CONTEST,  AND  IN  NO  EVENT  
SHALL  THE  RELEASED  PARTIES  BE  LIABLE  FOR  ATTORNEYS’  FEES  AND/OR  EXPERTS  FEES’  AND  COSTS.    BY  
ENTERING,  ENTRANTS  WAIVE  THE  RIGHT  TO  CLAIM  ANY  DAMAGES  WHATSOEVER,  INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT  
LIMITED  TO,  PUNITIVE,  CONSEQUENTIAL,  DIRECT,  OR  INDIRECT  DAMAGES  AND  FURTHER  WAIVE  ALL  
RIGHTS  TO  HAVE  DAMAGES  MULTIPLIED  OR  INCREASED.    

9.            GOVERNING  LAW/JURISDICTION.      The  Contest  and  these  Official  Rules  are  governed  by  and  shall  be  
construed  in  accordance  with  the  substantive  laws  of  the  Commonwealth  of  Massachusetts  (as  
distinguished  from  the  choice  of  law  rules)  and    the    United    States    of    America    applicable    to    contracts    
made    and    performed  entirely    in  Massachusetts    and  where    the  relevant    contacts    are  with  such  state.    

10.    WINNER’S  NAME.  For  the  name  of  the  Winner(s),  send  a  self-­‐addressed  stamped  envelope  to:  Boston  
Globe  Media  Partners,  LLC,  Attn:  Erika  Hale,  1  Exchange  Place,  Boston,  MA  02109-­‐2132.  Requests  for  
Winner  names  must  be  received  no  later  than  60  days  from  the  date  of  the  Live  Pitch  Event.