Extreme Tech Challenge (“XTC”) reserves the right to make video and audio recordings of all or portions of its competition activities (the “Competition”). The following information is intended to outline our shared understanding for your participation in recorded XTC Events . Therefore we would kindly ask you to confirm that you understand and agree with the following:


By signing this Authorization and Release Agreement (“Agreement”), you give permission to XTC and the third parties authorized by XTC, including our partners and vendors, to record all aspects of XTC events (including pitch sessions and seminars, mentoring and other teaching and networking opportunities ), including your voice or any form of your likeness, or actions or statements you make as part of or in connection with XTC , and to use, reproduce, distribute, publicly display, create derivative works of, and publish recordings of XTC events, including any parts thereof, and excerpts from XTC events, as well as your picture, name, voice, and any statements you make during or in connection with XTC events and any materials that you provide to us for use with respect to XTC events (collectively, the “Materials”). The Materials may be used for any or all of the following:  


  • Public streaming of XTC events, including pitches
  • Internet-based distribution/promotion, including social media 
  • Marketing or promotional purposes, including future activities or events
  • Media distribution
  • Archival purposes 


I understand and agree that I waive any right to inspect or approve the uses of the Materials pursuant to this Agreement, and shall have no claim to compensation arising out of the use of the Materials.  I release XTC, its employees, agents, partners and all associated entities and agree not to sue or bring any proceeding against any of the same for any claim arising out of the use of the Materials, or any claims of ownership in the Materials.  I understand that this Agreement does not represent an obligation or commitment by XTC to use any Materials, or take any authorized action. 


If any provision of this Agreement shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so as to effectuate the original intent of the parties and this release shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. No waiver or modification of this Agreement shall be effective unless in writing and signed by both parties. This Agreement is governed by California state law (without regard to any conflicts of laws provisions), supersedes all other writings and discussions, and constitutes the entire agreement between the parties, with respect to similar authorizations and releases, and is assignable by XTC. The parties submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of, and agree that any legal proceeding with respect to or arising under this Release shall be brought in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California or the state courts in San Mateo County, California. The parties expressly waive any right to a jury trial regarding disputes related to this Agreement. Nothing in this Agreement is intended to limit or restrict any rights previously granted to XTC by you or your company.


I hereby grant XTC the right to record and edit the portions of XTC events in which I and my company participate and to use and publish the Materials as noted above. I acknowledge and agree that I have entered into this Agreement for good and valuable consideration (whether or not I am paid for participation). I represent and warrant that I am over 21 years of age and have the right to enter into this Agreement, and have no conflicting commitments that would prevent me from granting the rights and waivers granted in this Agreement.