Yellow Fest was inspired by the Enlightenment revolution and created to help startups and small business owners from all around the world.

We believe that reason and freedom are the primary sources of authority and the only path to real progress.

This year the Enlightenment Awards take place in Kyiv and we would like to welcome all entrepreneurs, investors, and sponsors, investing in the future by building a stronger international startup community

Terms & Conditions

1. Introduction

1.1 These rules apply to all competitions, prize draws, promotions, giveaways and suchlike that are promoted on and run through our website or social media channels.

1.2 To enter a competition you must enter as directed on our website or social media channels.

1.3 Our competitions are free to enter (no purchase required, unless otherwise stated).

1.4 Promotions on social media are in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram, LinkedIn or any other social network. You are providing your information to Blockspell the parent company of Yellow Fest and not to any other party. The information provided will be used in conjunction with our Privacy Policy.

2. Eligibility and entry restrictions

2.1 To be eligible to enter a competition:

(a) entrants must be a real person, at least 18 years old and permanently reside in Ukraine (proof of address or age may be required).

(b) entrants must not be our employee, officer or agent, or an employee, officer or agent of any person or organisation involved in the running of the competition, and you must not be a family relation of any such person.

(c) Competition entrants for our promotions on social media must have a genuine account and must ‘like’ and subscribe to Blockpell's Youtube Channel as part of the entry process.

2.2 The maximum number of entries to a competition per person is 1.

2.3 The maximum number of entries for a competition shall be at our sole discretion. 

2.4 In order to be considered you must do the following:

  • Watch our video pitch guideline

  • like and subscribe to our channel

  • Record a 3-5 minutes video pitch

  • Make sure your video doesn't have any audio or video quality issues

  • Upload your video to youtube with the following title: "Yellow Fest - Name Of Your Company"

  • Fill out the form and copy-paste the youtube link to your video

3. Start and closing dates

3.1 A competition shall open for entries at the time and on the date specified on our website and/or social media channels, and similarly, shall close to entries at the time and on the date specified on our website and social media channels. Unless otherwise stated, these times and dates are set to those for EET (Eastern European Time).

3.2 Any entries received before the opening or after the closing of the competition will be invalid and will not be entered into the competition.

3.3 No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.

3.4 We reserve the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of our control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by us.

3.5 Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of all of these terms and conditions.

4. Judging

4.1 Competition entries shall be judged on the basis of the pitch deck and video pitch quality. During the live pitch, the winner will be chosen by three independent judges.

4.2 If a competition entrant does not meet the eligibility requirements or is subject to any entry restrictions, that entrant shall not be entitled to be adjudged a winner, and will not be entitled to a prize in any circumstances.

4.3 Our decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

4.4 The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by Ukrainian law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Ukraine.

5. Winners and prizes

5.1 Competition prizes for each competition shall be specified on our website or social media channels.

5.2 Competition prize winners will be notified in person during the award ceremony.

5.3 No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

6. Copyright and moral rights

6.1 You warrant to us that you created your competition entries, that you own all of the copyright in those entries, and that our use of the entries in accordance with these rules will not infringe any person's intellectual property rights or other legal rights.

6.2 You grant to us an exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual and irrevocable licence to copy, store, edit, distribute, transmit and publish your competition entries.

7. Publicity

7.1 We may undertake publicity activities relating to competitions and prize awards. The winner therefore agrees to the use of their name, photograph, videos, website, pitch deck and any other related information about them.

8. Our details

8.1 This prize competition is run by Yellow Fest, provided by Blockspell.

9.2 Our registered office is Century Tower 401, Panama City, Panama.

9.3 You can contact us:

(a) by email, using the email address hello@yellowfest.org

(b) by direct message on our social media channels.

Frequently asked questions

What should I include in my video application?

Tell us about your idea using the elevator pitch format. Make sure you address the problem, market, solution, competitors, business model, traction, team, and tell us how your startup is going to contribute to freedom.

How long should be my video?

Keep your video under 5 minutes.

Do I have to pitch in English?

Yes. Keep in mind that you will be pitching to an international audience.

How long will be my Pitchd during the Enlightenment Awards?

Every startup will have 3 minutes on stage to pitch. This time limit is strict.

Is there going to be a Q&A Session?

Yes, after your pitch the judges will be asking you clarifying questions for 5 minutes

Who are the judges?

Ukrainian entrepreneurs and investors. They do not work for Yellow Fest and/or Blockspell.

Can I pitch with my co-founder?

No, only one person can pitch on stage.

I am a solo founder, can I apply?

Startups must have at least two co-founders.

I am not in Kyiv, can I apply?

Only local startups can participate in the live event. If you are an international startup ad would like to submit a video pitch you can do so by purchasing a VIP Yellow Ticket.