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FEI 2024 Net Zero Emissions Competition


The FEI 2024 Net Zero Emissions Competition (the “Competition”) sponsored by KNect365 US., Inc. (“Informa”), as well as the Co-Sponsors identified herein, is open to seed-stage start-ups looking to help corporations achieve net zero emissions mandates. This Competition is only open to residents age 18+ of the United States and Canada (excluding residents of Quebec).  Employees of Informa and its affiliates and subsidiaries, parent companies, agents, sales representatives, distributors, advertising and promotion agencies, and members of the immediate families or households of each are not eligible. The terms and conditions below (“Official Rules”) will govern the Competition. By entering, entrants agree to abide and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which are final and binding on all matters related to the Competition. Prize acceptance is contingent upon compliance with these Official Rules and all other obligations set forth herein. An invitation to enter the Competition does not indicate automatic eligibility.

Informa seeks to recognize emerging seed-stage start-up companies whose products, services, or solutions (“Entries” or “Entry”) help corporations achieve net zero emission mandates. Entrants will be judged on (i) the strength of their minimum viable product (“MVP”), (ii) the impact and relevance of their Entry to cross-industry corporations, (iii) how broadly their Entry can be applied across industries, and (iv) the degree of feasibility and/or effectivity of their Entry. The judges of the Competition will be made up of a panel of independent professionals with relevant experience and expertise in the industry. For more information about the judges, please visit the Competition website. Winners will be selected purely on the basis of skill, as opposed to chance.

The Competition entry period begins on or about March 19, 2024 at 12:01 AM EST and ends on or about April 15, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST. Entries will not be accepted after the entry period ends. Entrants may submit more than one Entry. To enter, entrants must complete the official entry form on the Competition website, including a one (1) minute video describing their Entry, discussing the roadmap/growth/product development for the Entry, and level of implementation difficulty. Entries missing any required information will not be eligible to win the Competition.  Informa reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withdraw any entrant from the judging process at any time, if their Entry is deemed inappropriate for any reason (including false or inaccurate information declared in their Entry). Informa also reserves the right, at its sole and unchallengeable discretion, to ban with immediate effect from the Competition any entrant in case of inaccurate information in their Entry, suspected or confirmed infringement of third-party rights (including intellectual property rights and copyrights), disparaging behavior or corruption towards the judges of the competition or Informa’s personnel, or any dispute or claim pertaining to an Entry.

On or about May 6, 2024, up to ten (10) finalists will be notified that their Entries have made it to the final round of the Competition (each individually a “Finalist”). The Finalist prize package includes: (i) a JP Morgan Cap Table Management Software Subscription for one (1) year, (ii) a complementary pass to attend FEI 2024 in Boston, MA from June 10-12, 2024 (the “Show”), (iii) an invitation to attend a dinner hosted by JP Morgan on June 10th, 2024 in Boston, MA, and (iv) an invitation to moderate a roundtable of corporate change makers at the Show (“Finalist Prize Package”). The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Finalist Prize Package is $9,000. The odds of being selected as a Finalist depend on the total number of eligible entries received. TRAVEL TO AND FROM THE SHOW IS NOT INCLUDED. ACCOMODATION DURING THE SHOW DATES ARE NOT INCLUDED.

On or about June 11, 2024, Finalists will be invited to present their Entries to the judges at the Show.  Each Entry presentation must be two (2) minutes in length, and will be followed by a question-and-answer session from the judges and the greater delegation of the Show. On or about June 11, 2024, one (1) winner (“Winner”) will be selected from the pool of Finalists and notified by the judges. The odds of being selected as the Winner of the Competition are 1 in 10. The Winner prize package includes (i) a $25,000 prize to be delivered by check or wire, at Informa’s election, (ii) a 1 hour advising session with JP Morgan Startup Bankers, and (iii) an opportunity to make a sales pitch in front of hundreds of corporate change makers at the Show (the “Winner Prize Package”). The ARV of the Winner Prize Package is $33,000.

Finalists and the Winner must comply with all Prize Package component requirements.  Informa is not responsible for any losses suffered by any Finalist or Winner due to third party fraud or misdemeanor, including, without limitation, false charge of bank account communications, identity theft, and other scams. In case of unavailability of the advertised prizes, Informa reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value. The Prize Packages are not transferable or exchangeable. No substitution of the Prize Packages by Finalists or the Winner is allowed. Prizes Packages are subject to product and Informa availability. Finalists and the Winner are responsible for all applicable taxes on their respective Prize Packages. Finalists and Winners may be asked to complete and return to Informa an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability and/or Publicity Release (where permitted), provide valid identification and any relevant tax forms, within seven (7) days of Prize Package issuance or Prize Package may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected.

Informa, its agents, parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, and its and their respective officers, directors, contractors, employees, and all others associated with the development and execution of this Competition (collectively, “Released Parties”), and the Co-Sponsors are not responsible for any late, lost, damaged, illegible, incomplete, misdirected, or other indecipherable Entries. Proof of Entry submission will not be deemed proof of receipt by Informa. The use of any robotic, repetitive, automatic, programmed, or similar entry methods or agents are prohibited and will void all Entries received by that entrant. Entrants assume all risk of lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, or illegible entries. Return of any Prize Package notification as undeliverable will result in forfeiture of Prize Package.

Released Parties and the Co-Sponsors are not responsible for any:

(i)         typographical or other errors in the printing, offering or announcement of the Prize Packages

(ii)        lost, late, or invalid Entries

(iii)        electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operations

(iv)        transmission, theft, destruction, or unauthorized access to or alteration of Entries

(v)        technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer hardware or software malfunctions

(vi)        limitation of any kind or inaccurate transmissions

(vii)       failure to receive Entry or other Competition-related information by entrants due to technical problems.

Entrants are responsible for the pursuit of any form of intellectual property protection for their Entry. Released Parties and the Co-Sponsors are not liable for infringement, misuse, or abuse of any design as a result of entry to the Competition, or as a result of any subsequent promotion and publicity. Released Parties and the Co-Sponsors are not responsible for the proof of originality of the Entries, and are not liable for the protection of design copyright. Each entrant is responsible for providing proof of originality of their Entry, is solely liable for their Entry, and retains sole copyright to their Entry.

By entering the Competition, entrants represent and warrant that their Entry does not infringe upon the intellectual property rights of any third parties, and that their Entry does not invade or violate any rights of any person, including without limitation, any privacy or personality right, infringe any other proprietary right, or contain libelous or obscene material. Entrants grant Informa and its licensees and assignees a royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual license to use, copy, edit, modify, publicly display, broadcast, and republish in any media now known or herein after devised, their Entry. Entrants consent to the use of their name, likeness, biographical information, and their Entry for advertising and promotional purposes, worldwide, in perpetuity, in connection with this Competition and the Show, by Released Parties, without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. Entry to the Competition does not grant entrants the right to use the name, logo, or image of Informa, its affiliates, or the Co-Sponsors without the express written approval of Informa.

Entrants acknowledge and agree that Released Parties and the Co-Sponsors make no representation or warranty as to any business outcome resulting from participation in this Competition, attending the Show, or from any Prize Package component. Finalists and the Winner may be required, at Informa’s sole discretion, to sign a contract as a condition of receipt of any portion of the Prize Package.

Entrants fully release Released Parties from any and all existing or future alleged or actual claims, actions, liabilities, losses, damages, or injuries with respect to or in any way arising from this Competition; from participation in the Competition or any Competition related activity, or awarding, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of any Prize Package component awarded herein. Released Parties are not responsible or liable for purchases or subsequent usage of any portion or component of the Prize Package.

Released Parties and the Co-Sponsors assume no responsibility for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or used in the Competition. Released Parties and the Co-Sponsors are not responsible for (i) any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operations/transmissions or communications-line failure, (ii) theft of, destruction of, unauthorized access to, or alteration of Entries, and (iii) any event beyond the reasonable control of Released Parties. Released Parties and the Co-Sponsors are not responsible for any failure of email or entry on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to any entrant or any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Competition or downloading or uploading materials to/from the websites. If the Internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, hacking, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of Informa which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Competition, Informa reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Competition and award the Prize Package from among all Entries received prior to the time of termination.       

Entrants shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Released Parties for any direct or indirect damages, losses, claims, causes of actions, or expenses arising from or related to:

(i) participation in the Competition;

(ii) attending the Show;

(iii) acceptance, use, or misuse of any Prize Package;

(iv) any breach of these warranties or applicable law; or

(v) any third-party claims arising from or relating to an Entry infringing upon the intellectual property rights of any third parties or violation of applicable law.

By entering, entrants agree that any personal information provided will be used/stored in accordance with Informa’s Privacy Policy. The Competition, the Show, and all related events, web pages, content, and code are the property of Informa or its licensors. Copying or unauthorized use of any copyright materials, trademarks, or other intellectual property without the express written consent of the owner is strictly prohibited. Void where prohibited or restricted.

For the name(s) of the Finalists and the Winner, after August 1, 2024 visit

Informa’s office is located at 605 Third Avenue, Floor 22, New York, NY 10158. This Competition is co-sponsored by Business Finland, Greentown Labs, MassChallenge, and JP Morgan (each a “Co-Sponsor”).