The Hustle Howard Hustle Contest Official Rules

ELIGIBILITY: Open only to Howard University students who are 18 years of age or older and U.S. residents. Employees of HubSpot, Inc. are not eligible to enter or win a prize. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Valid only while supplies last. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

CONTEST PERIOD: The Contest entry period begins at 10:00 a.m. EST on October 10, 2022 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on October 30, 2022 (the “Contest Period”). Winners will be selected from entries properly submitted and timely received during the Contest Period.

HOW TO ENTER: During the Contest Period, contestants need to perform three actions: 1) opt-in to the Hustle Daily Newsletter via this link Howard Hustle; 2) pass one of HubSpot Academy’s Certificate courses (for example: Social Media Marketing or Content Marketing); 3) submit a pitch deck to HubSpot describing their small business, how it earns money, and what they intend to use the prize for. Contestants need to submit the following proof via this form to be officially entered into the contest: a screenshot of their opt-in email for the Hustle, a copy of their certificate for the HubSpot Academy course, and the pitch deck for their business. Limit one (1) entry per person, per e-mail address, and per household during the Contest Period via online entry, regardless of whether a person has more than one address or more than one person uses the same address. 

ALTERNATIVE MEANS OF ENTRY: In lieu of an online entry, you may enter the Contest by mailing a standard-size postcard with your name and email address to: HubSpot Howard Hustle Homecoming Contest Entries, c/o HubSpot, Inc., 25 First Street, Cambridge, MA 02141. Postcard entries must be postmarked during the Contest Period to be included in the winner selection, and no more than one postcard/email address may be submitted during the Contest Period. 

WINNER SELECTION: Three winners will be determined by a panel of experts employed by HubSpot or its affiliates based on pitch quality, on or after November 4, 2022. Winners will be selected from entries received during the Contest Period. The potential winners will be notified via email to the email address submitted with the potential winner’s entry within two (2) weeks after the selection. The selection will be conducted by HubSpot, the judge of the Contest, whose decisions on all matters relating to the Contest shall be final. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, HubSpot may, in its sole discretion, award the applicable prize to an alternate winner selected by the panel of judges.

PRIZES/ODDS OF WINNING PRIZE: Each winner will receive a $1,600 Apple gift card. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of each prize: $1,600 USD. Overall odds of winning depend on the number of entries received during the Contest Period. No prize substitution or cash equivalent of prize. No prize transfer. 

CONDITIONS: HubSpot reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest (or portion thereof). HubSpot also reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify the entry of any individual. All federal, state and local taxes on prize and any expenses not specified herein are the sole responsibility of the winner. Should a dispute arise regarding the identity of the claimant, HubSpot reserves the sole right to determine the eligible party. BY ENTERING, ENTRANT WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO BRING (AND COVENANTS NOT TO BRING) ANY CLAIM AGAINST HUBSPOT OR ANY OTHERS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CONTEST. ENTRANTS FURTHER AGREE TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS HUBSPOT FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY ARISING FROM THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST, OR HUBSPOT’S USE OF ANY ENTRY INFORMATION. Any disputes that may arise hereunder shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts without regard to the conflicts of laws principles of any jurisdiction. Venue with respect to any such disputes shall be had in the state and federal courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

THIRD PARTY WEBSITES: This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter, Instagram or any of their affiliates. YOU RELEASE TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM OF ALL LIABILITY RELATED TO THIS CONTEST TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Any entrant who creates multiple accounts with Twitter and Instagram for the purposes of increasing the odds of winning this Contest will be disqualified. If you have any questions or comments about the Contest, please direct them directly to us, the Sponsor.

PUBLICITY AND RELEASE: As a condition of entry into the Contest, except where prohibited by law, each entrant and each winner by accepting a prize grants to HubSpot all right, title and interest in, to publicize, broadcast, display and/or otherwise use, the Contest entrant’s name, city, state, and biographical material (collectively, “Licensed Rights”) in any media for advertising and publicity purposes, without additional review, compensation, or approval of the winner. If a winner does not respond to notification, or is not present when prize delivery is attempted, such prize will be forfeited. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which are final and binding in all respects. 

OFFICIAL RULES/WINNERS LIST: For notification of the winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: HubSpot Howard Hustle Homecoming Contest Entries, c/o HubSpot, Inc., 25 First Street, Cambridge, MA 02141. Requests for winners’ lists must be received within one month after the end of the Contest Period.

PRIVACY POLICY: By participating in this Contest, you consent to your data being processed in accordance with The Hustle’s  Privacy Policy at https://thehustle.co/privacy. This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, receive, use, store, share, transfer, and process your personal information. It also describes your choices regarding use, as well as your rights of access and correction of your personal information. The Hustle reserves the right to use or disclose your personal information if required by law or if we reasonably believe that use or disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or comply with a law, court order, or legal process. 

SPONSOR: HubSpot, Inc., 25 First Street, Cambridge, MA 02141.

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