Terms and conditions



(the Terms and Conditions)

1. The Administrator

1.1. The Administrator of the programme is:

Enterprise Nation Ltd, 133 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 7QA

2. The Programme

2.1 The title of the programme is ‘Business Builder’ (the “Programme”).

2.2 The Programme is intended to offer business training, grant funding and ongoing business support to Eligible Uber Partners (as defined in Section 4.1 below) who are interested in or have recently started their own business, which must be unconnected to their business driving or delivering via the Uber platform. The Programme is open to all Eligible Uber Partners. Entry will be by submission (via the Administrator’s Website at www.enterprisenation.com/uber/business-builder) of a fully completed application for the Programme in accordance with Section 3, below (each an “Application”).

2.3 The grants will be funded by Uber B.V., Uber Portier B.V. or an affiliate thereof (the “Sponsor”) and distributed to you by the Administrator.

All Applications for the Programme received between the Opening Date and Closing Date (as defined in Section 3.1, below) will first be assessed by the Administrator (on its own or using a third party agent) for eligibility (in accordance with Section 4). All eligible Applications will then be scored by the Administrator against the following criteria (the “Criteria”):

2.4.1 the chances of success of the business idea;

2.4.2 whether the Programme will help turn the business idea into reality; and

2.4.3. the potential positive impact of the business on its local community.

2.5. The 150 applications with the highest scores will be shortlisted before a panel of judges appointed by the Administrator (which shall include at least one independent judge) (the “Panel”). The Panel will score each Application against the Criteria, and the 100 applicants with the highest scores will be invited to participate in the Programme. The Panel will submit its selection decisions to the Administrator, who shall offer places on the Programme to those applicants which have been selected as being most deserving under the Criteria (the “Successful Applicants”). The offer and acceptance of participation in the Programme shall be in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.

2.6. The final decision to offer any place on the Programme will be at the discretion of the Administrator, acting reasonably.

2.7. The names of the judges on the Panel will be available to anyone who requests them via [email protected] within one month of the end of the Programme, being 28 March 2021.

3. How to enter

3.1. Applications to the Programme may be submitted between the date of announcement of the Programme (the “Opening Date”) and the end of 11 December 2020 (the “Closing Date”).

3.2. All Applications must be received by the Administrator via the Administrator’s website by no later than 11:59:59 p.m. (GMT) on the Closing Date. All Applications received after the Closing Date will be automatically disqualified.

3.3. All applications must contain all of the required information set out on the application form on the Administrator’s website. Applications which do not contain all required information will be automatically disqualified.

3.4. There is no charge to use the Administrator's website or to submit an application. Applicants must however create a membership account on the Administrator’s website in order to submit an application. Applicants will be able to delete their account at any time, although a membership account is required to participate in the Programme.

3.5 All Eligible Uber Partners who complete an Application will receive free access to membership of the Administrator’s website and business support network, as set out in the Administrator’s Terms of Membership.

3.6. The Administrator and the Sponsor are not responsible for any partially-complete or failed Applications, regardless of cause, including, for example, as a result of any equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind.

3.7. By submitting an application, you, applicants are bound by these Terms and Conditions and confirm that the information provided as part of the application is complete and accurate.

4. Eligibility

4.1. The Programme is only open to all drivers and couriers who meet the following requirements (an “Eligible Uber Partner”):

4.1.1. the driver or courier has a business idea or a start-up that has been trading less than one year that is unconnected to their business of driving or delivering on the Uber platform; .

4.1.2. the driver or courier must have had a valid account with Uber or Uber Eats in the UK for at least 6 months at the date of application;

4.1.3. a driver must have a rating of 4.8* or above, and a courier must have a rating of 85% or above, at the date of application. Employees and former employees (who have left less than 6 months prior to the Opening Date) of the Administrator or the Sponsor, their immediate families, members of their household (whether or not related) and any other person professionally connected with the Programme are not Eligible Uber Partners.

4.2. The application must be completed and verified by the driver or courier, who must be an individual natural person over the age of 18.

4.3. In applying for the Programme, the applicant confirms that they meet the requirements set out in Section 4.1 and that they are eligible to apply for the Programme. Applicants may be required to provide proof that they meet the requirements set out in Section 4.1.

4.4. The Administrator will not accept applications that are:

4.4.1. automatically generated by a computer;

4.4.2. completed by third parties or in bulk; or

4.4.3. incomplete.

4.5. There is a limit of one application to the Programme per Eligible Uber Partner. Joint applications are not allowed. In the event of multiple applications being submitted by an Eligible Uber Partner, the first application only will be considered.

4.6. The Administrator and the Sponsor reserve all rights to disqualify Eligible Uber Partners from the Programme if their conduct is contrary to the spirit or intention of the Programme or if they provide any false or misleading information in their application.

4.7 The Sponsor reserves all rights to disqualify Eligible Uber Partners from the Programme if they are in breach of their services agreement with the Sponsor or the Sponsor’s Community Guidelines, or if any act or omission of the Eligible Uber Partner causes harm to the Sponsor’s brand, reputation or business as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.

5. The Training

5.1 A total of 100 Successful Applicants will be invited to take part in a 10-week training course (the “Training”).

5.2 The Training will begin in the week commencing 11 January 2021, culminating in a graduation and pitch day (the “Graduation and Pitch Day”) in the week commencing 15 March 2021. .

5.3 For nine weeks of the Training, Successful Applicants will be required to attend a 90-minute online workshop, or view a recorded version of the workshop should the Successful Applicant be unable to attend live.

5.4. Upon completion of the nine Training workshops, Successful Applicants will take part in the Graduation and Pitch Day, where they will pitch their start-up idea to a panel of judges and receive a certificate for completing the Programme. The panel of judges will determine the best three pitches (the “Winning Successful Applicants”), based on criteria that will be notified to the Successful Applicants ahead of time, and the Winning Successful Applicants will be awarded increased grants in accordance with Section 6 provided they have complied with these Terms and Conditions.

5.5 Successful Applicants must attend or view each of the nine Training workshops, and take part in the Graduation and Pitch Day, in order to be eligible to receive a Grant (as defined in Section 6).

5.6 Successful Applicants will receive support throughout the Training and the Graduation and Pitch Day from the Administrator’s Programme Manager, who will act as the point of contact for Successful Applicants.

6. The Grants

6.1. A total of 3 grants of £10,000, £7,500 and £5,000 (each a “Winning Successful Applicant Grant”) will be offered to the Winning Successful Applicants who finish first, second and third, respectively, in the pitch competition on Graduation and Pitch Day and who complete the Training, provided they have complied with these Terms and Conditions.

6.2 A total of 97 grants worth £2,000 (a “Successful Applicant Grant”) will be offered to the remaining Successful Applicants who complete the Training provided they have complied with these Terms and Conditions (the Winning Successful Applicant Grants and the Successful Applicant Grants are collectively referred to as the “Grants” and each a “Grant”).

6.3 The payment of each Grant after completion of the Programme described in Section 5, shall be subject to the following conditions:

6.3.2 provision by the Successful Applicant of proof of completion of the Training;

6.3.1. provision by the Successful Applicant of proof of any information submitted in the relevant Application, on request of the Administrator;

6.3.2 provision by the Successful Applicant of proof of completion of the Training;

6.3.3. continued compliance of each Successful Applicant with the criteria for Eligible Uber Partners set out in Section 4.1 and with these Terms and Conditions;

6.3.4. the entering into between each Successful Applicant and the Administrator of a Grant Agreement;

6.3.5. the compliance of the Successful Applicant with the Grant Agreement, once entered into; and

6.3.6. the Successful Applicant setting up a business bank account and providing the Administrator with the relevant details of such account, along with any other information reasonably requested by the Administrator to facilitate the payment of the Grant.

6.4. There is no alternative award to a Grant. Grants will be paid to Successful Applicants via bank transfer, payable to the account notified to the Administrator in accordance with Section 6.6.

6.5. Grants and the Training are not negotiable or transferable. The Administrator reserves the right to take action to prohibit access to the Training or recover the Grant if a Successful Applicant is in breach of these Terms and Conditions.

6.6. Successful Applicants who, after completing the Programme, do not fulfil the requirements of Section 6.3, do not respond to any notification from the Administrator within 7 days, decline the Grant or refuse to sign a Grant Agreement shall no longer be eligible to claim a Grant and shall be automatically disqualified from the Programme.

6.7. Grants may be taxable and Successful Applicants are responsible for declaring and paying any taxes due.

7. Successful Applicants

7.1. The decision of the Administrator is final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into, except with Successful Applicants.

7.2. The Administrator will contact Successful Applicants as soon as practicable in the week commencing 14 December 2020, using the contact details provided with the Application.

7.3. Upon completion of the Programme, the Administrator will confirm the relevant details of each Successful Applicant, and provide each Successful Applicant with a completed copy of the Grant Agreement.

7.4. Successful Applicants must sign and return to the Administrator the signed Grant Agreement within 30 days of receipt. The Grant Agreement will then be counter-signed by the Administrator, and the Grant will then be transferred to the Successful Applicant in accordance with the terms of the Grant Agreement. If the signed Grant Agreement is not returned to the Administrator within the 30 day period, the Administrator may, in its sole discretion, withdraw the offer of the Grant and disqualify the relevant Successful Applicant.

7.5. After the completion of the Programme and the entering into of all Grant Agreements, the Administrator may publish on their websites the names of all Successful Applicants who take part in the Programme and receive Grants, and the Administrator and/or Sponsor may issue press releases or other publicity with details about the Programme and/or Grants.

7.6. If an applicant objects to its details being published or made available, please contact the Administrator at [email protected]

7.7. The Administrator and Sponsor do not accept any responsibility if any Successful Applicant is unable to take up or declines to accept any Grant or fails to receive notification of or accept a Grant due to any technical issue or as a result of having provided incorrect/incomplete contact details.

8. Ownership of Programme entries and intellectual property rights

8.1. The Administrator and Sponsor do not claim any rights of ownership in the content of any Application.

8.2 The Sponsor owns all intellectual property rights in any Programme Promotion (defined below).

9. Data protection and publicity

9.1. The Administrator will only process personal information submitted to it as set out in its privacy policy.

9.2. Information provided by applicants in the application will be shared with the Sponsor to enable the Sponsor to confirm an applicant’s eligibility for the Programme and, if applicable, to enable the Sponsor to arrange and undertake Programme Promotion (as detailed below). The Sponsor will act as a data controller for the personal data it receives from the Administrator on an applicant’s behalf and that it collects to facilitate an applicant’s application for and/or participation in the Programme and the Programme Promotion. For more information, and to learn about an applicant’s privacy rights, please visit this webpage with more information and to read the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.

9.3. In accordance with Sections 7.5 and 7.6 above, and unless the Applicant exercises its objection right set forth in Section 7.6 above, the Applicant grants the Administrator and the Sponsor the right, with no obligation, to the use of their name, image, photograph, likeness, biographical information, statements attributed to them (if true) and any video footage related to the Programme for all advertising, promotional or other commercial purposes by the Sponsor and the Administrator, their affiliates and/or related third parties in all media now or hereafter known, worldwide and in perpetuity without additional compensation (“Programme Promotion”).

10. Disclaimer; Limitation of liability

The Programme, and all the information accessible through it, is provided for informational purposes only on an “as is” and “as available” basis. The Administrator, the Sponsor and their affiliates and agents make no warranties, representations or guarantees of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to, in respect of the accuracy, currency, completeness or operation of any information, materials, content, availability, and products shared or used in connection with the Programme. Insofar as permitted by law, the Administrator, the Sponsor and their affiliates and agents disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

The Programme and/or any of its features may be unavailable or interrupted from time to time. The Administrator and the Sponsor are not responsible for any unavailability, interruptions or errors in respect of the Programme, its features or any Grants.

Insofar as permitted by law, the Administrator, the Sponsor and their affiliates and agents will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate any applicants or accept any liability (whether direct, indirect, special, incidental, exemplary, punitive or consequential) for any loss or damage arising out of or in connection with an applicant’s application to, or participation in, the Programme (including any Programme Promotion), whether such liability arises from any claim based upon contract, warranty, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, and whether or not the Administrator or the Sponsor, their affiliates or agents have been advised of the possibility of such loss or damage. Statutory rights are not affected.

11. General

11.1. If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these Terms and Conditions, the Administrator and the Sponsor may, at their sole discretion, reserve the right to exclude any applicant from participating in the Programme.

11.2. The Administrator reserves the right to hold void, suspend, or amend the Programme (including these Terms and Conditions) where it becomes necessary to do so for reasons outside the Administrator's control. The Sponsor reserves the right to hold void, suspend, or amend the Programme (including these Terms and Conditions) where it becomes necessary to do so as determined in its sole discretion.

11.3. The Terms and Conditions shall be governed by English law, and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

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