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Application for WISE Small Sharks in the Big Lake Grand Rapids Non-Profit Pitch Competition

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Company Name: *
Industry: *
Role: *

Email: *
Please note that this email address is where all future email correspondence regarding notification of participation status will be sent to. If your company is selected for the Small Sharks in the Big Lake event, you will have an opportunity to change your preferred email address if desired.
Address: *
Address 2:
City: *
Zip / Postal Code: *
Work Phone: *
Cell Phone: *
Website URL: *

Non-Profit Product/Service Information

Organization: *
Description: *
(elevator pitch)
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Has your business/product launched already?
Years in Business: *
 
URL for online example or demo:
Note to all applicants: WISE requests that you do not require the Small Sharks in the Big Lake Committee to create a unique password, login and/or new accounts to view your product. To assure your online example is reviewed please provide a simple link.

Market

Describe the market you're addressing? *
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What problems are you trying to solve? *
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Describe the solution to the problem your organization offers: *
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Similar Organizations

Please list organizations that serve the same market locally and with similar methods.
Company Name: *
Website URL: *
How are you different? *
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Funding

Funding Source(s): *
(Example: Self-Funded, Angel, Institutional, Crowdfunding, Grants, Incubator or Accelerator programs, etc.)

How many rounds / regular contributors?: *
Dates of Funding: *

Management Team

Name: *
Title: *
City: *
State: *
Role / Background: *
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Board of Directors (if applicable)

Please reference the various individuals who are on the Board of Directors for your organization and are not a part of the immediate management team.
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Title:
Company:
Background:
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Referred By

How did you learn about Small Sharks in the Big Lake at WISE? Please reference the individual who encouraged you to apply (if applicable).
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Terms and Conditions

By submitting this application for WISE Small Sharks in the Big Lake Non-Profit Pitch Competition, I (referred to as “I”, “you”, “me”, “my” or “applicant”) acknowledge and agree to the following Terms and Conditions:
  • By entering the Small Sharks in the Big Lake Non-Profit Pitch Competition, you will be given the option to register for the November WISE event. Non-profit organizations selected as finalists for the Small Sharks in the Big Lake Non-Profit Pitch Competition will be given two (2) complimentary registrations to attend the November WISE event and participate in the Small Sharks in the Big Lake Non-Profit Pitch Competition. Additional details regarding your discount or complimentary registration options will be provided when finalists are selected. WISE is not able to provide a refund if you secure a registration before the Small Sharks in the Big Lake Non-Profit Pitch Competition selection process is completed and you are notified.
  • Please note that all information must be entered via this application and only this application. No additional information and/or changes to the application will be accepted with regards to this entered application.
  • Entering this application does not guarantee selection as a finalist or winner of the Small Sharks in the Big Lake Non-Profit Pitch Competition.
  • My application and presentation of my product, service, and/or idea does not violate any agreement or understanding by which I am bound, including but not limited to any confidentiality, employment, consulting, intellectual property assignment or license agreement, nor would my receipt of the award.
  • I consent to WISE’s use of my name, likeness, and similar characteristics for the purpose of advertising, selling, or otherwise promoting WISE. I understand and agree that there will be no financial or other monetary compensation for such use.
  • I consent to WISE collecting, processing and using the personal data I supplied in this application in order to review my materials and communicate with me about the application.
  • WISE cannot protect or advise you on your intellectual property rights and/or securities regulations, and WISE cannot and does not take any responsibility for doing so. Please be aware that WISE does not require non-disclosure agreements or other confidentiality obligations from anyone involved in the Small Sharks in the Big Lake Non-Profit Pitch Competition process. You, the applicant, are solely responsible for protecting your intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets, etc.) in your application, participation, product, service and/or idea, and consulting legal counsel about securities regulations, including but not limited to the JOBS Act, before participating in the Small Sharks in the Big Lake Non-Profit Pitch Competition.
  • I represent and warrant that the information I provided in this application is accurate, and I have the rights to enter this application and all aspects of the product, service and/or idea underlying this application.
  • I agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless WISE, its sponsors, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, and employees from any and all responsibility or liability arising out of or in connection with: (a) any breach of my representations or warranties contained herein; and (b) my violation of these Terms and Conditions and any guidelines, policies, and terms prescribed by WISE.
  • WISE reserves the right to cancel, modify, or suspend Small Sharks in the Big Lake Non-Profit Pitch Competition for any causes beyond the control of WISE that impact the effective administration, proper conduct, or integrity of the event.
  • The Small Sharks in the Big Lake Non-Profit Pitch Competition will be governed by, and these Terms and Conditions will be interpreted by, and enforced in accordance with, the laws of the State of Michigan and applicable United States federal law, without regard to any conflicts of laws principles.
By clicking the box and submitting my application, I agree to these Terms and Conditions. If you have any questions about the Small Sharks in the Big Lake Non-Profit Pitch Competition, please email info@wiseconnections.org. You may also wish to print a copy of the terms and conditions for your records.



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