There is no charge for participating in the competition. All applications must be received by midnight on 23 July 2017. Entry is only possible up until this point in time. The organizers reserve the right to change the conditions of participation. The jury’s decision will be final. All information about you and your company will be treated as strictly confidential. If you have any questions about your application to the EY Public Value Award please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The competition is open to all companies which conduct business lawfully and properly according to the basic principles of an honorable businessman and which qualify as a start-up, i.e., the company must be in either a start-up phase or a an early growth phase and must have an innovative business model with growth potential.
An entrepreneur may submit applications for more than one start-up which he or she has (co-)founded.
Companies founded or led by one or more members of the EY Public Value Award Team (including the organization team and the judges) may not participate, nor may prizewinners of the 2016 EY Public Value Award for Start-ups.
How to participate
In order to nominate your own business, please fill in the application form truthfully and completely. This is confirmed using the “submit form” function at the end of the participation form.
An independent panel of judges will select the finalists from the complete applications that have been received by the specified date. The finalists will be notified at least six weeks before the award ceremony.
The finalists will be expected to give a pitch at the award ceremony in Leipzig on 26 October 2017. Participants will have the opportunity to convince the judges and the audience of their company’s public value during their pitch and the subsequent Q&A session. The judges will choose the winners based on the five dimensions of the public value scorecard. The winners will be announced during the event on the same day.
One further winner will be chosen by the audience.
Prizes (subject to change)
Potential prizes will be published on www.eypva.com.
Accuracy of data
I have read and acknowledge the conditions of participation. I consent to my details being recorded, saved and used for the purpose of the competition.
By submitting the entry form, participants confirm that the information they have provided about individuals and companies is truthful.
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