While competition organizers and judges are bound by ethical considerations to keep information confidential, neither organizers nor judges will sign non-disclosure agreements with any of the participants as part of the competition process. Participants are advised to include in the submission only information they deem as non-confidential in nature.
The organizers reserve the right to use the following information about each business to publicize the event
The name of the business.
A brief description of the company provided by the business as part of the Intent to Compete Form.
Names of all students or affiliated businesspersons mentioned explicitly in the business plan.
Any pictures taken at the competition.
Participation in this competition gives entrants no guarantees, expressed or implied, to any prizes or to any potential or future funding. Copies of business plans submitted to the competition will not be returned to the entrepreneurs. Participants agree that the organizers of the competition are not liable for any direct or indirect damages, including any loss of revenue that may or may not be related to business advice received in conjunction with the competition.
This competition does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to purchase securities. This competition is merely a forum for entrepreneurs to present their projects, and for entrepreneurial businesses to hone their business plan writing and presentation skills. Neither the University of Alaska, the Alaska Pacific University, the UAA College of Business & Public Policy, the Alaska Business Plan Competition, nor any other person or organization connected with the competition makes any representation as to the reliability of the information provided by contestants or their representatives.
Changes to the Rules
Any changes to these rules, including schedule changes, shall be communicated by e-mail, within 24 hours of such change, to all registered participants. Registered contestants shall then have a further 48 hours to decide whether to remain in, or withdraw from the competition. Should the competition administrator not receive e-mail notification of withdrawal within that 48-hour period, it shall be assumed that contestants have consented to the rule change.