Terms & Conditions


NameSummit is producing Pitchfest Global which will be held on August 6th and 7th, 2018 between the hours of 9:30 am & 6:00 pm EST at The Westin Times Square, 270 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036.

There is no fee to enter this contest. If you are selected as a finalist to present at Pitchfest Global, you are solely responsible for your expenses. All finalists must be available and agree to attend the NameSummit conference and present at Pitchfest Global.


Anyone who wants to promote a new business or marketing idea. If you have a new business idea or marketing concept to propel your existing business to new heights, then Pitchfest Global is for you! Your idea can be purely new startup idea, or an existing concept that you want to scale up, and increase your numbers and reach.


To be considered for Pitchfest Global you must complete the entry form at https://namesummit.com/apply-for-pitchfest/

Entries must be received no later than July 13, 2018, at 5:00 pm EST (the “Submission Deadline”).
After the Submission Deadline, a committee of influencers, business mentors and the team at NameSummit will review all submissions and select eight (8) finalists (the “Finalists”) to advance their ideas at NameSummit and ultimately compete before a panel of judges where the winner will be selected. Finalists will be announced to the public on July 17, 2018.

Finalists will be notified by email or telephone by on or before July 17, 2018, if you are chosen to participate; at which time, you will confirm your participation and your agreement to comply with these Official Rules and Additional Terms and Conditions. If you do not hear from Pitchfest Global by email or telephone number provided on your Entry Form by 2:00 P.M. EST on July 17, 2018, please assume that you have not been chosen to present your pitch.  If you are not a finalist, you are still welcome to attend Pitchfest Global.

Pitchfest Global’s 2018 program includes the pitching competition for Finalists with prizes and promotional opportunities for the winner, and networking events, business growth workshops, mentoring sessions at the two (2) day NameSummit conference.

Finalists will receive at least one (1) hour of coaching/mentoring/review time from a NameSummit mentor who will help you review your presentation and hone your message to prepare for Pitchfest Global (the “Mentor Program”). Finalists agree to schedule time with the assigned mentor at a time that is mutually convenient between July 18, 2018, and August 3, 2018.  Mentors and Finalists are free to agree to additional time and mentoring sessions at the sole discretion of the mentor.


Prizes may be amended between the first publish date of these Terms and Conditions and August 3, 2018.

1st Prize Winner

Promotional support from a global influencer (to be determined by NameSummit), and the NameSummit and NamesCon teams between August 8, 2018, until the NamesCon Las Vegas conference in 2019 (date to be announced by NamesCon). Such support will include email blasts (with agreed upon content), and periodical Twitter and Facebook promotions and boosts; and a follow up interview on DomainSherpa;

Additional coaching from a mentor/influencer/advisor(s) to occur between August 8, 2018, and up to the NamesCon Las Vegas Conference in 2019;

A Premium C-Panel hosting package for 1 year from DomainIT ($360 value);

A web development or marketing consultation with SmartSites ($500 value);

1 year membership in the Startups. Club co-working space & incubator in Fort Lauderdale, FL (including desk space and mentoring – live and virtual), and a chance to appear in the Docu-Series “Startups.club Fort Lauderdale.

Up to 2 hours of trademark, domain name and copyright advice from our legal counsel partners ($1000 value);

Two free VIP event tickets to all NamesCon Global conferences for 2019 and NameSummit 2019;

At least thirty (30) minutes of time to present at NamesCon Las Vegas 2019 (dates to be announced) and present the Pitchfest Global Winner 6 months recap;

2nd Prize Winner

Promotional support that will include a minimum of 2 email blasts (with agreed upon content); periodical Twitter and Facebook promotions;

A T35 WordPress hosting package for 1 year from SmartSites ($199 value)

One free event ticket for all NamesCon Global conferences for 2019 and NameSummit 2019;

Up to 1 hour of trademark, domain name and copyright assistance and consulting from our legal counsel partners ($500 value);

3rd Prize Winner

Promotional support that will include a minimum of 1 email blast (with agreed upon content); and periodical Twitter and Facebook promotions;

A Basic C-Panel hosting package for 1 year from DomainIT ($96 value);

One free event ticket your choice of a NamesCon Global conference for 2019 and NameSummit 2019;

Winners will be selected and awarded at the Pitchfest Global presentation at NameSummit on August 6th and 7th, 2018.

NameSummit and Pitchfest Global have the sole discretion in selecting Finalists and winners.

Entrants agree that NameSummit and Pitchfest Global will have the sole right to decide all matters and disputes arising from this contest and that all decisions (including concerning winners of each stage) are final and binding.

Additional Terms and Conditions.

By entering Pitchfest Global, You agree the following Additional Terms and Conditions apply in addition to the preceding:

This contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. It is void, and you may not participate where this contest is prohibited.

The sponsor of Pitchfest Global is NameSummit, 125-10 Queens Blvd., Suite 314 Kew Gardens, NY 11415. phone Number:212-269-5000

NameSummit’s employees, officers, directors, contractors and their immediate families are not eligible to enter or win.

NameSummit reserves the right to permit or reject your eligibility to participate in Pitchfest Global, at any time until the winners are announced by the Judging Panel, you may be disqualified from entering or participating in Pitchfest Global for any reason or no reason at all, without liability. All decisions made by NameSummit, Mentors or the Pitchfest Global Judging Panel are final and binding, and you agree to abide by all such decisions.

Entries that are lost, late, misdirected, garbled, incompletely received, mutilated, or illegible, for any reason, including because of hardware, software, browser or network failure, malfunction, congestion or incompatibility at NameSummit or Pitchfest Global’s website or elsewhere, will not be eligible. NameSummit is not responsible for any technical problems related to online entries. Proof of sending will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by NameSummit. NameSummit reserves the right to modify, suspend or terminate Pitchfest Global for any causes beyond NameSummit’s control including, without limitation, internet or service outages. In the event of termination of Pitchfest Global before the conclusion of all pitches or should the need arise to reschedule or delay Pitchfest Global for any reason, NameSummit will use commercially reasonable efforts to notify all entrants and presenters and no Prizes will be awarded.

Income and other taxes, if any, on the value of the Prizes are the sole responsibility of the winners. NameSummit may substitute any Prize for another prize of greater or equal value and adjust or add to the Prize options up to the date of August 1, 2018.  Prizes are not transferable.  Prizes must be claimed used between August 8, 2018, and January 25, 2019, after January 25, 2019, all prizes will lapse and no longer be available to the winners.

You acknowledge and agree that, by participating in Pitchfest Global, you do so at your own expense and risk without any promises, representations or warranties of any type, express or implied, except as expressly stated in the Pitchfest Global Rules, including, without limitation, you acknowledge that there are no representations or warranties that your submission will be selected, that you will be asked to participate as a presenter at Pitchfest Global, that you will be chosen as a winner or awarded a Prize or that the results of any and all marketing campaigns run relating to NameSummit or Pitchfest Global or otherwise will have any results.

You, irrevocably and in perpetuity: (a), authorize, permit and license NameSummit (its affiliates and designees) to Use any photo(s), video(s), written statement(s), and all other forms of media (collectively, “Media”) that includes your likeness in any and all of its publications, ads, and web sites, in any form or media, including social media sites such as, but not limited to, Facebook and Twitter, without payment or any other consideration  and waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product, including written or electronic copy, wherein your likeness appears. “Use” includes, without limitation, the right to edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish, distribute or otherwise use in any form or medium any Media for any lawful purpose.

By entering, You also agree that if selected as a finalist or are a winner, NameSummit may identify you, your business and concept as part of the NameSummit and/or Pitchfest Global marketing outreach leading up to and after the contest.

All Media is NameSummit’s property; and, (b) waive, release, indemnify, defend and hold harmless NameSummit, its officers, directors, employees, contractors and agents, from any and all claims, causes of action, liabilities, and damages relating to or resulting from my participation in Pitchfest Global or Use of the Media including without limitation, defamation, detrimental reliance, invasion of privacy or violation of any privacy right.

Following Pitchfest Global, if you do not opt-out by providing written notification to NameSummit, NameSummit may contact you using your email or other information provided to NameSummit in your submission with other sales, marketing and promotional materials and communications. You may also be contacted by NameSummit at any time using the contact information you supply to NameSummit for purposes related to Pitchfest Global.

Any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering Pitchfest Global but, in no event, attorneys’ fees. You hereby waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental, and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.

NameSummit, its agents, and employees will have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind resulting from their use or participation in the call for performances. The prizes are nontransferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. There can be no substitutions for a prize of equal or greater value.

Copyright, Trademark or other intellectual property rights for the entries will remain solely with the creators or party submitting the entry, or original owner, though by entering Pitchfest Global for you are giving NameSummit permission to use your entry online and in connection with the promotion of Pitchfest Global and the NameSummit and NamesCon conferences.

Each entrant (including all members of each entrant that is a group) grants permission to NameSummit and those acting under its authority to use his/her name, photograph, voice and/or likeness, for advertising and/or publicity purposes, as well as all submissions and performances in any and all media now known or hereinafter invented without territorial or time limitations and without compensation.


Restrictions may apply. By participating in Pitchfest Global, a participant agrees to be bound by these Rules, and by all decisions of the NameSummit and Pitchfest Global staff, mentors and contest judges.

This promotion is governed by the laws of the state of New York and the United States, as applicable. Venue lies in New York County, New York. If any provision of these Rules or Additional Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such provision shall be severed from the remainder of the Rules or Terms and Conditions and all others will otherwise remain in full force and effect.

By entering this promotion, you agree to be bound by these Rules and Additional Terms and Conditions along with NameSummit’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy posted at www.namesummit.com.


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