Promoter – Uber

UberPITCH is organised by Uber B.V., a company incorporated in the Netherlands, with a registered address of Vijzelstraat 68, 1017HL, Amsterdam.  Entry and participation in UberPITCH is governed by these terms and conditions (the “Terms”).  Please read these Terms carefully before submitting an application to participate in UberPITCH.

UberPITCH – information on the challenge

UberPITCH gives users of the Uber app in Budapest, as determined by Uber the opportunity to submit an application form to discuss a business “Pitch” to a venture capitalist selected by Uber in Budapest, Hungary. UberPITCH is aimed at encouraging entrepreneurs in participating cities in Europe (as selected by Uber) to learn about how to potentially accelerate the growth of their Pitch by speaking with venture capitalists who are active in their country and/or market.  For every participating country in Europe, the best participant Pitch, as determined solely by Uber or its appointed venture capitalists in that particular country, will be put forward for consideration to participate and further develop their Pitch in a final round.  Those selected finalists will then be given the opportunity to travel to Berlin to discuss their Pitch at the 2016 UberPITCH Conference with Uber Technology, Inc. CEO Travis Kalanick!*  Finalist places are strictly limited and will be selected on a pan-European basis, only.  Some cities or countries partaking in UberPITCH may have no participants that progress to the final stage to be held at the 2016 UberPITCH Conference. Details surrounding the 2016 UberPITCH Conference, including name, date, host, exact location and sponsor of the conference, are subject to change and Uber accepts no liability for any changes in details thereof.

Application forms successfully submitted (applications are accepted by email only) will be sent a special “Code” by return email. Users are responsible for having a valid and current email address.  The Code will enable users to unlock a special vehicle view on the relevant date in that city (see “How to participate in UberPITCH” below) that will allow them to participate in a first selection process for review into an additional round. The best ideas from the initial round will then be allowed to request the opportunity to discuss their Pitch with the venture capitalist participating in the relevant Uber location.

*In the event that Travis Kalanick is unable to attend the 2016 UberPITCH Conference in Berlin, participants agree to present and discuss their Pitch with another Uber executive or employee, to be selected at Uber’s discretion.

How to participate in UberPITCH

UberPITCH Hungary  will run from 11:00 am to 15:00 on June 1st 2016, inclusive.

Submission of the application form does not guarantee that you will be able to participate in UberPITCH and participation is strictly limited and subject to availability.

Participants must be users of the Uber app and are responsible for having a valid and current email address.  Users who have expressed an interest in participating in UberPITCH or those who wish to have more information, will need to respond to the email communication from Uber.  Communication will only be sent to those users of the Uber app who consent to receive marketing and communications from Uber. Before being able to participate interested users must read and agree to these Terms, complete the application form. All application forms must be received by Uber no later than 10 pm on May 30., 2016

For the avoidance of doubt, those users who successfully request to participate in UberPITCH will not be offered transportation services. Participation in UberPITCH is provided free of charge, however participants must be registered users of the Uber app in order to participate.  Further, it is not required that participants must have successfully used the Uber app previously to request transportation, mobility or logistics services in order to be eligible to participate.  We expect demand to participate in UberPITCH to be high, and Uber accepts no responsibility for any user of the Uber app who was unable, late, or unsuccessful in requesting to participate in UberPITCH.

The venture capitalists partnering with Uber in UberPITCH will work together to select the best ideas to be given the opportunity to present their Pitch to the venture capitalist participating in the relevant Uber location. In a final round, up to five finalists from eligible participants who will be travelling to the 2016 UberPITCH Conference.  Finalists will be selected by assessing the Pitch’s potential for some or all of the following factors: potential for growth, originality, and any other factors that the appointed venture capitalist and/or Uber deems fit. Participants must be available on and around 8 June 2016 in order to participate in the final stage at the 2016 UberPITCH Conference in Berlin.

Any Pitch that relates to on-demand transportation, mobility or logistics services will be expressly excluded from participating in UberPITCH and the  2016 UberPITCH Conference


UberPITCH is only open to residents of a participating European country, as determined and communicated by Uber.  For the purpose of these Terms, participants must be residents of Hungary.

The following persons are not eligible to participate:

  1. Employees of Uber or any of its holding or affiliated companies;
  2. Employees or agents or suppliers of Uber or its holding or subsidiary companies, who are professionally connected with UberPITCH or its administration; or
  3. Members of the immediate families or household of (a) and (b) above.

By participating in UberPITCH, you confirm that you will strictly comply with the entirety of these Terms and are able to travel to Berlin on and around 8 June 2016.  You must have successfully requested to discuss your Pitch using the Uber app with an appointed venture capitalist and have signed any release and documentation associated with UberPITCH.  Your Pitch must be original and your own.  There is a limit of one Pitch per person.


Uber will not accept any application form that is:

  1. Automatically generated by computer;
  2. Completed by third parties or in bulk;
  3. Illegible, have been altered, reconstructed, forged or tampered with; or
  4. That do not comply with the entirety of these Terms.


Uber and its appointed venture capitalists reserve all rights to disqualify you if your conduct is contrary to the spirit or intention of UberPITCH.


Berlin – for selected finalists


Selected finalists travelling to Berlin for the 2016 UberPITCH Conference will have transport costs to Berlin covered by Uber or its partners, and participants must consent to sharing any personal information required in order to make arrangements for such travel.  Transportation to Berlin may be by ground or air, as determined at Uber’s sole discretion.  Finalists will be responsible for any other costs associated in travelling to the 2016 UberPITCH Conference, including insurance, spending money, tax, transfers, meals and accommodation.


Finalists will be responsible for ensuring that they are available to travel and hold valid passports, any necessary visas and travel documents to participate in in the 2016 UberPITCH Conference in Berlin, Germany. The date of the conference in Berlin is subject to change and finalists will not be compensated for any losses associated with the change of date nor will they be able to negotiate a different day for attending the conference.


Finalist announcement


The finalists selected to participate in the 2016 UberPITCH Conference will be announced in Newsroom (as well as any other Uber Facebook page or other media that Uber deems appropriate) no later than 7 June 2016 and will also be contacted by email.


For the avoidance of doubt, the purpose of the 2016 UberPITCH Conference is to have the chance to speak about your Pitch with Uber’s CEO (or with another appointed Uber executive or employee if Travis Kalanick is unavailable).  No winner will be selected and there is no additional prize from the 2016 UberPITCH Conference.


Limitation of liability


Insofar as is permitted by law, Uber, its agents or distributors and the appointed venture capitalists will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate you for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of your participation in UberPITCH, including the 2016 UberPITCH Conference, except where it is caused by the negligence of Uber, its agents or distributors or that of their employees.  Your statutory rights are not affected.


Confidentiality and Intellectual Property Rights


By participating in UberPITCH, you acknowledge that any ideas, comments or suggestions included in the application form are not confidential information.  You further acknowledge and agree that Uber or its appointed venture capitalists may develop, have developed, or be developing projects similar or identical to your Pitch.  By participating, you waive any legal claims you may have that may result from or be related to your Pitch.


Data Protection and Publicity


If you are a finalist, you agree that Uber may use your name, image and town or country of residence to announce the finalists of UberPITCH and for any other reasonable and related promotional purposes.


By participating in UberPITCH, you agree that any personal information provided by you during the course of your participation may be held and used only by Uber or its agents and suppliers for the purposes of organising and administering UberPITCH.




If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these Terms, Uber may, at its sole discretion, reserve the right to exclude you from participating in UberPITCH.


Uber reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel or amend the selection of finalists to the 2016 UberPITCH Conference where it becomes necessary to do so.


These Terms shall be governed by the laws of the Netherlands.  The parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Amsterdam.