Enlightenment Awards 2020

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

We believe 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 who are helping us build a stronger Ukrainian startup community.


Frequently Asked Questions


How do I apply?

Simply complete the form on the main page. Make sure you include your name, email, website, and a few lines about your startup. We will get in touch with you.

When is the deadline to apply?

June 26th.

Why should I participate?

You will be able to connect with international investors, family offices, and become part of Blockspell Startup Studio's Portfolio. 

If selected, do I have to pitch in English?

Yes. Keep in mind that the event will be live-streamed to an international audience.

How long will be my Pitch 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 3-5 minutes

Who are the judges?

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

I am a solo founder, can I apply?

Startups must have at least two co-founders but only one can pitch.

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. 

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, 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 organization involved in the running of the competition, and you must not be a family relation of any such person.

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:

Apply on our website and wait for our team to get in touch with you. If selected you will receive an email from our team letting you know your startup hs been approved.

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 license 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.