The Entreprenista 100 Awards (“the Promotion”) is sponsored by Entreprenista Media, LLC, ("Sponsor”) located at 12133 Aviles Circle, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418. ENTREPRENISTA 100 Awards begins at 09:00:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on September 27, 2023 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on November 22, 2023 (“Promotion Period”). The promotion contains a contest of skill (“Contest”).
ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is open only to women-business owners that have at least one woman cofounder that is active in running the business, who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are eighteen (18) (except Alabama and Nebraska 19 and 21 in Mississippi) years of age or older at the time of Promotion registration. Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor, and any of its subsidiaries and affiliates, their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, and fulfillment and marketing agencies, (collectively, “Promotion Parties”) their immediate families (parent, child, sibling & spouse and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same households as such individuals (whether related or not) are not eligible to participate in the Promotion. By participating in the Promotion, you release, discharge and hold harmless Promotion Parties, their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, retailers, advertising and promotion agencies and the respective officers, directors, employees and agents of each of the foregoing, from any and all damages whether direct or indirect, which may be due to or arise out of participation in the Promotion or any portion thereof, or the acceptance, use/misuse or possession of any prize. By participating, you agree to these Official Rules and to the decisions of the judges and Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Void where prohibited by law, rule or regulation. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
Entrants are limited to one (1) entry per Company. To clarify, businesses with more than one co-founder are limited to one entry.
TIMING: The Promotion will consist of Three (3) phases, as detailed below:
Contest Entry Period: Begins at or about 09:00:00 AM ET on September 27, 2023 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on November 22, 2023.
Judging Period: Begins at or about 12:00:00 AM ET on November 27, 2023 and ends at or about 11:59:59 PM ET on January 31, 2024.
Winner Announcement: The Winners of the E100 List will be announced on or about February 9, 2024. The top category winners will be announced at Founders Weekend on May 4, 2024.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: To participate, go to www.Entreprenista.com/100 (the "Website") during the Contest Entry Period to gain access to the Contest entry form along with instructions. Each Entry ("Entry”) must be submitted and completed via the website to be considered an entry. Entry fees must be paid online at the time of submission with a credit card. Check and invoice payments are not accepted. Entries submitted by hardcopy or email will not be accepted. Entries into the Program are subject to a tiered pricing structure, with discounts for early-bird entries, standard fees for regular deadline entries, and additional fees for final deadline entries. Entreprenista maintains the right to offer sales and special offers on entry fees.
By submitting an Entry, you hereby grant permission for your Entry to be posted on www.Entreprenista.com/100 or other websites. You agree that Promotion Parties are not responsible for any unauthorized use of Entries by third parties. Promotion Parties do not guarantee the posting of any Entry. You agree that you will not use the Entry for any other purpose, including, without limitation, posting the Entry to any online social networks (other than for entry into this Promotion), without the express consent of Sponsor in each instance.
By submitting an Entry, you represent and warrant that the work submitted is original to you and that neither it nor its contents infringes upon or violates the rights of any third party. If your Entry includes likenesses of third parties (such as, but not limited to makeup artist or subject) or contains elements not owned by you, (such as, but not limited to, company logos) you must be able to provide legal releases for such use in a form satisfactory to Sponsor or your Entry will be disqualified. Entries may not defame or invade the publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s personal or proprietary rights.
REQUIREMENTS OF CONTEST ENTRIES: Entries may not contain, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, any content that:
· Is sexually explicit; unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane or pornographic; contains nudity;
· Promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing); promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; promotes any particular political agenda or message;
· Is obscene or offensive; endorses any form of hate or hate group;
· Appears to duplicate any other submitted contest entries;
· Defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies;
· Contains trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) owned by others, without permission;
· Contains any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, e-mail addresses or street addresses;
· Contains copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings, and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media), without permission;
· Contains any individual other than the you and/or any materials embodying the names, likenesses, voices, or other indicia identifying any person, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead, without providing legal releases for such use in a form satisfactory to Sponsor;
· Contains look-alikes of celebrities or other public or private figures, living or dead;
· Communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which Sponsor wishes to associate; and/or· Violates any law.
By submitting an Entry, you represent and warrant that your Entry is original to you, that the Entry has not been previously published, has not won previous awards and that neither it nor its contents infringes upon or violates the rights of any third party, including any copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property. By submitting an Entry, you warrant and represent that you consent to the submission and use of the Entry in the Contest and to its use as otherwise set forth herein.
By submitting an Entry, you acknowledge and agree that Sponsor may receive other Entries under this Promotion that may be similar or identical to the Entry submitted by you, and you waive any and all claims you may have had, may have, and/or may have in the future, that any other Entry reviewed and/or used by Sponsor may be similar to your Entry and you understand that you will not be entitled to any compensation because of Sponsor’s use of such other similar or identical material.
JUDGING: Begins at or about 12:00:00 AM ET on November 27, 2023, and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on January 31, 2024.
The 100 winners will be chosen by a selection committee comprising both Entreprenista team members, past winners, and successful women entrepreneurs across a broad array of industries. Each application will be evaluated by a minimum of two selection committee members.
Each committee member will read and pre-score all entry forms, considering any supporting materials submitted. They will be asked to give a numeric score on the criteria listed below.
Perseverance and Resilience
Compellingness of personal story
Passion for and effectiveness in making a difference
The scores of the two committee members who review a single application will be combined to give an overall score for each entry. The highest scoring entries will determine the top 100. From the top 100, the selection committee will also determine the shortlists of finalists for each of the following top five (5) award honors:
Entreprenista of the Year – an exemplary role model who stands out across all criteria areas
Innovator of the Year – a forward-thinking founder who demonstrates unparalleled ingenuity
Changemaker of the Year – a trailblazer using their platform and influence to create positive impact
Community Builder of the Year – a super-connector developing and empowering a community
Uplifter of the Year – a leader dedicated to nurturing the success and wellness of other women
Entries shortlisted for the top five (5) award honors will proceed to a final judging round with our panel of top judges who are assigned to evaluate submissions for specific top honors based on their specific expertise.The top award finalists will be judged by some of the biggest names in women’s entrepreneurship. Click here to see this year’s top judging panel. Sponsor reserves the right to add or replace judges to the panel if needed.
Entries should relate to work undertaken between January 2023 — November 22, 2023. Entries that do not contain all required entry information or are considered inappropriate for any reason are not eligible. The Entry with the highest score from the Judges combined will be deemed the potential winner. Note: This is subject to change depending on the number of winners. In the event of a tie, an additional “tie-breaking” judge will be brought in to evaluate the tied entries, based on the Judging Criteria above. Sponsor reserves the right not to award all prizes or to choose fewer than five (5) top award honors, if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries. Prize awards are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: Prizes will be awarded only upon winner redemption, confirmation, verification and final approval by Sponsor. No substitution, transfer of any prize or cash alternative permitted, except by Sponsor who reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute a prize of equal or greater value, if prize, or portion of prize, becomes unavailable. The potential Promotion Prize winners will be sent an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release via email. All forms must be completed and returned to the Administrator within three (3) business days of date of issuance. The potential Promotion Prize winners will be notified by email and/or phone. Potential winner(s) will have three (3) days to respond to winning notification before forfeiting their prize. Potential winner becomes the “Winner” only after verification of eligibility by Sponsor. All prizes will be fulfilled in approximately six (6) to eight (8) weeks after the promotion has ended. If the potential winning entrant of any prize cannot be contacted; is ineligible; fails to claim the prize; if the Prize Notification is returned undeliverable; or if the potential winner otherwise fails to fully comply with these Official Rules, she will forfeit that prize and the prize will be awarded to an alternate potential winner in a second chance drawing from among all non-winning eligible Entries received. Odds of winning in the second chance drawing depend on the number of eligible Entries received. Sponsor cannot predict the number of Entries. Winners of the E100 List will be announced on or about February 9, 2024. The top five (5) category winners from the E100 List will be announced at Founders Weekend on May 4, 2024.
PRIZES/PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: A total of one (1) grand prize will be awarded during the Promotion. The winner of Entreprenista of the Year will win one (1) check for $5,000. The ARV of the grand prize is $5,000.
The winners selected for all top 5 categories (Entreprenista of the Year, Innovator of the Year, Changemaker of the Year, Community Builder of the Year, and Innovator of the Year) will each receive one (1) gift bag. The items included in the gift bags will be selected by Sponsor prior to Founders Weekend on May 4, 2024. The ARV of the gift bags may vary and will be provided to the winners in advance of delivery.
Winners of the E100 List will receive recognition and amplification on Entreprenista’s media channels at the discretion of sponsor.
PRIZE LIMITATIONS: Limit of one (1) prize per person/per household. Contest Prize Winners are eligible to receive a promotion Prize. If it is discovered during prize verification you have entered, attempted to enter, or used multiple accounts to enter more than the stated limit, you will be disqualified at the discretion of the administrator, or will be void. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means, which subvert the entry process, are void. All Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Promotion Parties are not responsible for late, lost, stolen, damaged, delayed, or undelivered prizes.
GENERAL PRIZE CONDITIONS: Prize will only be awarded by Sponsor upon potential winners’ verification of eligibility and final approval by Sponsor. No prize substitution, cash equivalent of prizes, transfer or assignment of prizes is permitted, except by Sponsor which reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value, in its sole discretion. If any winner is at least 18 but still considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, prize will be awarded in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian who will be responsible for fulfilling all requirements imposed on winners set forth herein.
RELEASE: As a condition of entering the Promotion, you agree that (1) under no circumstances will you be permitted to obtain awards for, and you hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, consequential or any other damages, and any claims, judgments or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket expenses; (2) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form class action; and (3) in no event will you be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees. BY ENTERING THE PROMOTION, YOU AGREE TO RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND HOLD HARMLESS PROMOTION PARTIES AND THE RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AND AGENTS OF EACH, FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURY, LOSS, OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND TO PERSONS, INCLUDING DEATH, AND PROPERTY, WHETHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT, WHICH MAY BE DUE TO OR ARISE OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, OR THE ACCEPTANCE, USE/MISUSE OR POSSESSION OF PRIZES, OR ANY PRIZE-RELATED TRAVEL OR ACTIVITY. YOU WAIVE ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
DISCLAIMER: Promotion Parties are not responsible for printing or typographical errors in these Official Rules or in any Promotion-related materials. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual that tampers with the entry process. Sponsor also reserves the right to terminate, suspend, cancel or modify the Promotion and award the prizes for the Promotion from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received (i) as of the date of termination using the judging procedure outlined above or in a random drawing for the Promotion if for any reason this Promotion is not capable of running as planned due to any reason, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, fraud, unauthorized intervention, technical failures or other causes that may corrupt or impair the integrity, fairness or proper play of the Promotion. Promotion Parties are not responsible or liable for any events which may cause errors and/or the Promotion to be stopped, including but not limited to any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries, nor are they responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone, network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or cable, satellite, or Internet Service Providers, computer equipment, software or any other failure of any email or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to yours or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Promotion or downloading any materials in this Promotion. Promotion Parties are not responsible for computer, mechanical, technical, electronic, network or other errors or problems, including any errors or problems that may occur in connection with the administration of the Promotion, the processing of Entries, or in any other Promotion-related materials. Promotion Parties may stop you from participating in this Promotion if you violate Official Rules or act, in Sponsor’s sole discretion: (a) in a manner Sponsor determines to be not fair; (b) with an intent to annoy, threaten or harass any other entrant or the Sponsor; or (c) in any other disruptive manner. Should more prizes be awarded through a computer, hardware, or software malfunction, error or failure, or for any other reason, in any prize category, than are stated for that category in the Official Rules, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the number of prizes stated in the Official Rules for that category. In no event will more prizes be awarded than that listed above.
CAUTION: ANY ACT OR ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, PROMOTION PARTIES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL(S) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
CHOICE OF LAW AND JURISDICTION: Except where prohibited, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants or winners, Sponsor, and administrator in connection with this Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Florida without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of Florida or any other jurisdiction), which might otherwise cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Florida. Any action seeking legal or equitable relief arising out of or relating to the Promotion or these Official Rules shall be brought only in the courts of Florida. You hereby irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction of said courts and waive any claim of forum non-conveniens or lack of personal jurisdiction they may have.
TAX INFORMATION: All federal, state, local, and other taxes on prizes and any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided, are the sole responsibility of the applicable winner. A 1099 tax form will be issued to all winners.
WINNERS LIST: To receive the list of winners of prizes, send a #10 self-addressed stamped envelope for receipt after February 1, 2024 to: ENTREPRENISTA 100 AWARDS Winners List Request, c/o 12133 Aviles Circle, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
SPONSOR: Entreprenista Media, LLC, 12133 Aviles Circle, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
ADMINISTRATOR: Entreprenista Media, LLC, 12133 Aviles Circle, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418