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Conditions of Participation for DMEA Start Me Up


Terms of Participation "DMEA Start me up"

If you would like to submit a presentation (hereinafter also referred to as "contribution") at the DMEA as part of the "DMEA Start me up" event, you must apply to bvitg Ser-vices GmbH (hereinafter "bsg") via the DMEA registration platform for speakers (hereinafter "platform") and register in advance. By registering on the platform, you agree to these conditions of participation.

1. Application requirements, registration on the platform and application

1.1. All companies exhibiting at the "_Focus: Startups" area of the DMEA can submit an application for a pitch. Other companies can only participate in the event once; repeated applications will not be considered.

1.2. The information marked with an asterisk on the platform is mandatory, as it is required by the bsg to decide on the acceptance of your contribution and to carry out the DMEA.

1.3. The information marked with an asterisk on the platform is mandatory, as it is required by the bsg to decide on the acceptance of your contribution and to carry out the DMEA.

1.4. The bsg decides at its own discretion which contributions will be accepted for presentation at the DMEA.

1.5. Your application will be stored on the platform even if your entry was not ac-cepted by the bsg. The bsg uses this data for the planning of future DMEA events, for example, to address declined applicants for future events, if necessary. If you do not wish this to happen, you can request that the applications you submitted, or your entire platform user account be deleted by emailing This does not affect the transfer of rights of use with regard to presentations that have already been held, which is irrevocable (cf. § 4 of these Conditions of Participation).

1.6. If your contribution has been accepted by the bsg for the DMEA, you are obliged to provide the services specified in these Conditions of Participation.

2. Your pitch, presentation, company logo

2.1. As a startup represented at the event, you will create your pitch to present to interested visitors at DMEA. A pitch may not last longer than 180 seconds and may otherwise be cancelled by the bsg.

2.2. The bsg reserves the right to interrupt, shorten or terminate contributions if this is necessary for important reasons. This is the case, for example, if contributions violate the rights of third parties, are illegal or contain discriminatory content.

2.3. Upon request, you will provide DMEA with a pitch deck ("Presentation"), with a maximum of 12 slides.

2.4. As part of the application, it may be necessary to provide a logo of the company and upload it to the platform. The bsg, bvitg e. V. and Messe Berlin GmbH are entitled to use this logo in event-related print and digital products (e. g. program websites, highlight flyers, social media posts).

2.5. You are responsible for ensuring that the contribution, presentation and logo do not infringe any third-party rights (e. g. copyrights).

3. Image and sound recordings

The bsg, bvitg e. V. and Messe Berlin GmbH will record events and sessions for the purpose of DMEA program documentation in whole or in part in film, image and sound, archive them and use them in the following manner:

  • If applicable, transmission as a live stream as well as public provision for download on an online platform of Messe Berlin GmbH as well as on the DMEA homepage
  • Use for public communication measures of Messe Berlin GmbH, the bsg or bvitg e.V. in connection with the DMEA (e.g. website, social media, print media)
  • For editorial reporting as part of their public relations work in their own and third-party print and digital media
  • To be passed on to representatives of the press for the purpose of report-ing on the DMEA

4. Rights of use

4.1. You grant bsg all rights necessary for the fulfillment of this contract. This includes in particular the use of your logo in event-related print and digital products as well as the use of image and sound recordings as described under § 3.

4.2. The granting of rights is irrevocable, unlimited in time and place, and transferable, and includes in particular the right to reproduce, distribute, and make pub-licly available the presentation, curriculum vitae, photo, and image and sound recordings.

4.3. The bsg will respect your personal rights during the use.

5. Remuneration

Participation in the "DMEA Start me up" event is free of charge.

6. Cancellation of the event

In the event of closure/disruption of the venue or for reasons of force majeure, Messe Berlin GmbH is entitled to cancel or postpone an event. In this case, bsg will inform you as soon as possible. Claims for reimbursement of expenses are excluded in the event of timely cancellation of an event. In any case, a cancellation is considered to be on time if it is announced at least two weeks before the event.

7. Personal prevention

If you are prevented from attending on the day of the event or if you are unable or do not wish to make your program contribution for other reasons, please inform the bsg as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to The bsg reserves the right to cancel the program contribution if no adequate replacement can be found. Any reimbursement of expenses will be excluded.

8. Data protection

Please note the separate data protection information.

9. Liability

9.1. Regarding your contribution, presentation and logo, you shall indemnify the bsg, bvitg e. V. and Messe Berlin GmbH against all claims by third parties based on an infringement of copyright or other third-party rights for which you are responsible.

9.2. The bsg shall be liable without limitation for intentional or grossly negligent conduct as well as for culpable injury to life, limb or health, in cases of fraudulent intent, in the event of the assumption of a guarantee or in the event of claims under the Product Liability Act.

9.3. In case of simple negligence bsg shall only be liable for the violation of cardinal obligations. A cardinal obligation is an obligation the fulfillment of which makes the proper execution of the contract possible in the first place and on the fulfillment of which the other party may rely. In the event of negligent breach of a cardinal obligation, the liability of bsg shall be limited to the compensation of foreseeable and typical damages.

10. Jurisdiction and place of performance, applicable law

10.1. As far as legally permissible, Berlin shall be agreed as the place of performance and jurisdiction.

10.2. German law shall apply to the exclusion of the conflict of laws and the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.

11. Final provisions

11.1. Should individual clauses of these Terms of Participation be wholly or partially invalid or should the contract contain a loophole, the validity of the remaining contractual clauses or parts of these clauses shall remain unaffected. The invalid or missing provisions shall be replaced by the relevant statutory provisions.

11.2. Amendments to these Terms of Participation (including this written form clause) must be made in writing.

Feburary 2022

About the Conditions of Participation for Start Me Up

Contact Information

Timm-Joel Ruwwe
T +49 30 206 2258-55