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GEN Africa - 22 ON SLOANE Competition – Terms & Conditions
The residency pitching competition will run from 09 October – 09 November 2017;
The competition is being run by GEN Africa - 22 ON SLOANE;
Entry to the Competition is open to individuals and companies in Africa that can fulfill the generic selection criteria displayed on the website: 22onsloane.co;
No relocation or transport costs are provided to winners that reside outside of Johannesburg, South Africa;
No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received;
No responsibility can be accepted for ideas, concepts and initiatives that somehow get to a third party. GEN Africa will ensure that it maintains reasonable confidentiality when dealing with these ideas, concepts and initiatives from entrants.
No offensive material will be tolerated (any form of discrimination or explicit content);
The entry must give sufficient information to enable the judging panel to assess the entry and the entrant’s business model;
GEN Africa reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice. GEN Africa will endeavor to notify entrants of any significant change to the competition.
The prize offered will be a 12 month residency at 22 ON SLOANE with access to services and facilities offered at the startup campus;
Selected Residents must agree to pay the monthly fee;
GEN Africa will not be responsible for inaccurate details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected or not connected with this competition. The website remains the only source of information for residency.
Entrants agree that their names and images can be used on GEN Africa’s publicity material. Any personal data relating to entrants will be used solely in accordance with current data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
All Entrants to the competition are bound by these terms and conditions and other generic terms and conditions which can be found on: 22onsloane.co.