Pitch Terms

You agree that:


You are responsible for your application (“Application”) and all of its contents and you provide your Application at your own expense and risk.

Submission of your Application and ESC review of it does not constitute acceptance of your Application.

We may accept or reject your Application in our sole and absolute discretion without providing reasons. We also reserve the right in our sole discretion to reject your Application at any time including after initial acceptance. We are not obliged to enter into any further agreement or discussion with you following submission of your Application.


We will treat the contents of your Application as confidential and, except as specified in these terms and conditions, we shall not disclose details of your Application to any person other than to our judging panel.

You, the applicant, are solely responsible for protecting your intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets, etc.) in your idea. If you think you have intellectual property rights or you might want to patent your idea someday, it is strongly recommended that you consult an attorney before disclosing this information in your application.


Applicants are expected to submit a compelling presentation without disclosing critical intellectual property. By submitting an application, you acknowledge that that applying for ESC Mystery Investor Pitch Night could result in disclosure of your intellectual property if such information is included in your application.


ESC is not in a position to protect or advise you on your intellectual property rights and does not take any responsibility for doing so. Additionally, ESC does not require non-disclosure agreements or other confidentiality obligations from anyone involved in the process.


You must disclose to ESC management any other startup groups, organisations, co-working spaces or meetup groups you run or engage with.