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Notification for All Contestants:

Neither entering Season 2, nor making the Starting 64, will put you under any obligation to stay in the starting 64. So you can have fun, show your stuff, and compete. You don't have to worry about the agreement below until you make the Starting 64.

HOWEVER, if/when your startup does make the Starting 64, we will notify you. Along with that notification, you will be given the option to pull out of the contest or remain in. Remaining in the the Season 2 contest from there forward will require that you agree to the following:

Agreement for Starting 64:
You are here to succeed. Things you need for that are: a) users b) connections c) money and d) feedback on everything from your product, your marketing, distribution, to legal issues you will face. Basically all the decisions you make during the course of a day can benefit from either the public's input on 'are you delivering something they want at the right price to make the most impact' to who is the right vendor for x. has assembled the right people to help you obtain your goals. We now have marketing exposure to over 500,000,000 digital consumers world wide thanks to our partners ooVoo and BeInToo; Experts in marketing and brand management that have handled Billion dollar global brands; to the top Silicon Valley investors who have funded and guided many of the top digital companies in the world.
We have devised a system that is fair for all so startups are not out of pocket valuable cash they need to exist day to day and the experts are reward on the results they deliver to you. They become your mentors because they want to make you worth significantly more then when you where selected to the Starting 64. You succeed they succeed. This aligns everyone's goals and allows them to justify giving you the attention you need when their are thousands of other companies also wanting their time, advise, contacts and their investment.
We do this similar to traditional incubators only instead of taking 6 to 15%, we allow you to benefit for free in the quailifing period to gain exposure and users, then if you make the starting 64, we only request 2% of your equity in the form of warrants that are exercise able if you are successful. These are put into a pool for our judges to entice them to be your mentors and advocates. Next we give you that term sheet you have been dying to get with a top vc at a credible valuation. Only we make it where once they make you hot they have to act quick or they miss out on the best rate. Basically lets say we lock you in at $10 a share for 100,000 shares. We have all of our judges striving to make your worth $1000 a share during the event, once it looks like you are gaining traction then first come first serve until that 100,000 shares is gone. The rest of our accredited investors and others have to then pay the $1000 a share if they also want in while you are hot. Face it, you want them chasing you instead of you chasing them and the whole time you are gaining more users and notoriety making you more and more valuable until that big fish come along and buys you or you make it to that IPO.
THANKS, and Best of Luck!

--The Staff of Startup Icon



Startup Icon Is an online competition where entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world will have the
opportunity to remotely pitch elite Silicon Valley investors, using the ooVoo Video call system. Startups will compete for the attention of investors and new users, building a following as they hone their product presentation. A chance to take part in our Silicon Valley Startup Bootcamp and a possible term sheet are the potential rewards for our Grand Prize Winner!

The competition represents a "Silicon Valley without borders"

How it works: Startups will go through a pre-qualifying phase where they need to find new users in a highly engaging gamification process. Only the 64 projects with the most new users through their Startup Icon profile page will enter the competition.

These projects will have the opportunity to pitch to investors in an elimination process
similar to the NCAA basketball tournament, until only 4 finalists remain. They will be joined by the "Golden Ticket Winner" - the Startup who has gained the most new users through the Startup Icon event who did not make the finals.

Users (aka "The audience") can sign up with the startups to try their apps or products, view their videos and websites or just to know more about them. They can give them useful feedback and invite their friends to try them.

The goal of the competition is to get 1,000,000 new users to at least 10 startups

Also users can participate in the bracket challenge where they can fill out Startup Icon's pool and earn points for each right guess of which startups advance to the next round.

Both startups and users will earn points for their activities to be exchanged for great prizes in BEINTOO's platform.

The competition already has the participation of elite investors such as:

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