ELIGIBILITY: The Fast Company 2023 Most Innovative Companies Competition (the “Competition”) is open to all organizations.
Employees or agents of Mansueto Ventures, LLC (“MV”) (the “Sponsor”) and of the Sponsor’s parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising/promotional agencies, and the members of their immediate families and households are not eligible.
Entrant must have a valid email address to enter.
The Competition is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is not available to those residing in jurisdictions where such competitions are prohibited.
Entries that contain pornographic material, propagate “hate” messages, make defamatory statements, or which are otherwise extraordinarily offensive are not eligible.
Entry into the Most Innovative Companies (the “Competition”) by or on behalf of a company (“Company”) constitutes Company's full and unconditional agreement to accept and be bound by the following Official Rules:
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
- By submitting the Entry Form, Company represents and warrants that the person identified as Primary Contact has the authority to submit the Entry and all information submitted is support of the Entry.
- Company acknowledges that by submitting the Entry it is granting to MV the right to exhibit, publish, and promote in any and all media all information submitted by Company in connection with the Entry.
Ineligible entries may be disqualified at any phase of the Competition without notification.
REVIEW OF ENTRIES
Company will receive an email acknowledgment when an Entry and accompanying Entry Fee have been received.
Timely submission of an Entry meeting the eligibility requirements and payment of the Entry Fee as stated herein ensures that the Entry will be reviewed and considered for recognition. No other representation or warranty is made by the Sponsor concerning Entries and all implied warranties are hereby expressly disclaimed.
If an Entry receives an award, the manner and details of announcing such nomination and award is strictly within the discretion of the Sponsor. Company acknowledges that all awards may not be given or publicized in the same manner and some might be presented in a ceremony and others might not.
Super Early Rate: Friday, July 15 $495
Early Rate: Friday, August 19 $695
Final Deadline: Friday, September 23 $995
Final Extended Deadline: Friday, September 30 $995
DETAILED ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS
Entrants must complete and submit the Official Entry Form on this page between 12:00:01 AM (EST) on June 24, 2022, and 11:59:59 PM (EDT) on September 23, 2022 (“Entry Period”). An Entry is considered processed after a completed Entry Form is received by the Competition and payment for the Entry Fee is received. The Sponsor reserves the right to recategorize Entries and to create new Categories if appropriate.
Entries delivered in person, by mail, by fax, or by any other means will not be accepted.
For questions or comments related to the Fast Company Most Innovative Companies Call for Entries, or to notify the Sponsor of any change in the email address for the Company Contact(s) identified in the Entry Form, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The Sponsor is not responsible for malfunctions of electronic equipment, computer hardware, software, malfunctions of the Entrant’s email provider, lost, late, incomplete entries, or entries not received in time for the judging. Entries not containing the required information and entries submitted or received after the Entry Period will be disqualified. Any attempted form of entry other than described herein is void. The Sponsor is not responsible for problems downloading or accessing the Entry Form from the website or for any other technical problems related to website entries. The Sponsor reserves the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Competition in the event that it becomes infected by a computer virus or is otherwise technically impaired and award prizes from among all eligible entries received prior to cancellation or termination. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an online entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the person in whose name the email account is registered. Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your online service will apply.
JUDGING/SELECTION OF HONOREES: Honorees will be selected from all eligible entries by Fast Company editors. Applications will be judged on relevancy, ingenuity, and current and potential cultural and business impact.
The winners will be announced in Fast Company‘s Spring 2023 issue and all honorees on fastcompany.com.
GENERAL: Neither the Sponsor nor its parent, subsidiary, or affiliate companies, nor their respective promotional agencies shall have any obligation or responsibility with regard to (i) entries that contain inaccurate information or that do not comply with these instructions; (ii) entries or notifications that are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, damaged, or otherwise not received by the intended recipient, in whole or in part, due to computer or technical error of any kind; (iii) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties; or (iv) any damages or losses of any kind caused by any award or resulting from the acceptance of any award. The Sponsor in its sole discretion reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or otherwise disregarding these instructions. Sponsor further reserves the right to cancel, terminate, or modify the Competition if it cannot be completed as planned because of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, or technical failures of any sort. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered are void.
RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES: In the event of any dispute or claim arising out of or connected with the Entry or the Competition, the parties shall make a good faith effort to resolve that dispute or claim, with or without the assistance of a mediator; in the event that the parties are unable to reach an amicable resolution, the parties select the State and Federal Courts located in the State of New York, County of New York as the exclusive forum in which the matter may be litigated, on an individual basis without resort to class action. Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Competition but in no event attorneys' fees. Under no circumstances will Company be permitted to obtain any compensation for, and Company hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, as well as any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of Company and MV in connection with the Entry and the Competition, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York applicable to agreements made and performed in New York.
These Official Rules supersede any prior oral or written agreements relating to rules or procedures for the Competition. These Official Rules may be changed at any time, but only by the Sponsor and only by posting new rules at https://www.fastcompany.com/apply/most-innovative-companies.
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Early Rate Application Deadline ($695): August 19, 2022
Final Application Extended Deadline ($995): September 30, 2022