About the Tech Awards Gala by WLOUNGE, partners, and community.
Welcome to the 2nd edition.
The Tech Awards Gala by WLOUNGE is one of the largest and most prestigious award ceremonies of the German technology industry. Often mentioned as the ‘Tech Oscars’ of Germany, the event is initiated by the WLOUNGE network and its CEO and founder, Mali M. Baum, WLOUNGE partners, and community.
This year, the patron of the The Awards Gala is the German entrepreneur and investor, Brigitte Mohn, supports the Tech Awards Gala as a patron, accompanied by other well-known partners from the private and public sectors. Under the motto "Women drive innovation", the Tech Awards 2022 will focus on the innovation strength of women and diverse teams in the tech ecosystem and highlights the German economy regarding its impact, influence, sustainability and diversity.
The prizes, which are awarded in 10 different categories, create sustainable connections between founders and pioneers by bringing together the most innovative family businesses, small and medium-sized companies, investors, Venture Capitals, Corporate Venture Capitals, politicians, start-ups, innovators, universities and other key players of the tech ecosystem. The main vision of the awards is to promote Germany's attractiveness for start-ups and tech companies, celebrating creating the winners of tomorrow and celebrating today’s most innovative and sustainable companies.
Who should apply to the competiton? What the jury members are looking for?
All levels and stages of startups from MVP ready to SCALE UP who see themselves, their customers, their market, their team, and their investors related to GERMANY.
Did you fundraise in Germany / searching for?
Living in Germany? planning to?
Have employees in Germany / planning to have?
Located in Germany?
YOU CAN APPLY TO THE TECH AWARDS GALA 2022 COMPETITION! GOOD LUCK!
MAKE SURE YOUR APPLICATION IS FULL AND SUBMITTED.
The TECH AWARDS GALA competition:
Deadline: Registration for the Tech Awards Gala is now open.
The deadline for applications for the awards is 23.8.2022 at midnight CET, EU local time.
The 10 award categories at a glance
10 categories to apply to:
Startups will be awarded across each of the following categories:
MedTech & Healthcare - Good Health and well-being.
GreenTech & Sustainability. Impact. mean impact for the customer or environmental impact.
EdTech: from educational technology to facilitate learning in school, the workplace, and beyond.
FinTech: to improve and automate traditional forms of finance for businesses and consumers alike, including crypto.
Mobility Disruption: whether it's shared or autonomous, the potential for innovation in the mobility space is massive.
New Work: shaping the future of work, recruiting, and HR in general by focusing on people and organizations.
Diversity: Company is naturally diverse. diversity gives startups access to good ideas, growth, outperforming business potential, bigger perspectives, and real experience they could be lacking otherwise - so we are all for it!
Gen Z: born after 1995, Gen Z founders are the winners of tomorrow for the German future economy..
Rising Star: early-stage start-ups showing great potential to build the next big thing.
What is for you as a startup?
THE POWER OF COMMUNITY IS THE FIRST THING THAT A STARTUP NEEDS FOR GROWING AND SCALING IN THE LOCALA ND GLOBAL MARKET.
ACCESS, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, MEDIA .. All together under the umbrella of the strongest business, impact-driven, pushing all genders and diverse teams, community in Germany and Europe, WLOUNGE.
IN THE AUDIENCE, you'll be able to get acknowledged and connect in person in an invite-only event, with the most key players, industry influencers, family offices, p corporates, politicians, Venture capital, accelerators, and startups, all part of the WLOUNGE network OPENING for you. While you're on stage ! as a winner of THE TECH AWARDS GALA 2022
So, If you or your firm have any relation to the German ecosystems (clients, customers, partners, government, investors, and alike ) or simply aspire to join us,
this awards/ competition opportunity is for you!
Get exposure to a core group of the German economy and community, including local government, local startups, local corporates, family offices, and more.
Join us for an amazing night of fun, super high-level networking, and building bridges for your success and networking.
The Audience? Who is joining the TECH AWARDS GALA CEREMONY?
TECH AWARDS GALA IS AN 'INVITE ONLY' EVENT.
THIS IS THE TECH ‘OSCAR’ FOR THE GERMAN ECONOMY.
VIP passes into the 5 courses dinner and complimentary drinks including the after-party at the Waldorf Astoria Berlin.
in the audience, from the WLOUNGE community, partners, and network: family offices, politicians, CVCs. VCs, accelerators, universities, startups and all significant key players local in Germany and global who move the middle for a better future for the German economy. #Mission-driven community.
How does It work? Time line until the Gala.
THE TECH AWARDS GALA. COMPETITION TO THE GALA 'OSCAR' EVE:
Terms and Conditions of Use
1. Scope of Application
The following Terms and Conditions of Use (hereinafter referred to as “Terms”) shall govern the use of the website www.wlounge.de and any other services, including transactions and acts of similar nature, that may be provided through wlounge.de by WLOUNGE UG (haftungsbeschränkt), Kurfürstendamm 194, 10707 Berlin, Germany (hereinafter referred to as “WLOUNGE“ or “we”). Terms of the user do not apply and are rejected, regardless of whether or not we expressly object to them in a particular case.
2. Description of performance
WLOUNGE makes available to the users the www.wlounge.de online platform (hereinafter referred to as ”wlounge.de“ or the “Platform”) for the purpose of enabling the users of wlounge.de (hereinafter referred to as “Users”) to register for events (hereinafter referred to as ”Service“) organized by WLOUNGE (Users and WLOUNGE together hereinafter referred to as “Contracting Parties” or “Parties”).
3. Registration for an Event
3.1 wlounge.de can generally be used without registering. Users only have to register to use the Service (e.g. to attend an event).
3.2 In registering for an event, the Users and WLOUNGE conclude a contract regarding the use of the Service provided on wlounge.de. Registration for an event is generally free of charge, unless explicitly stated otherwise (see section 4 in addition in such cases). Minors and individuals who have no or only limited legal capacity may not register.
3.3. In registering, the User is obligated to provide truthful and complete information. If any changes occur regarding the information collected after the registration the User shall update the data without undue delay or – if possible – inform WLOUNGE about the change. By sending the completed registration form the User submits an offer to conclude a contract regarding the use of the Service, he agrees to these Terms and affirms not to be excluded from the use of the Service according to Section 3.2 of these Terms.
3.4 WLOUNGE may reject the offer without stating reasons.
3.5 A contract shall not come into effect until a confirmatory email of the registration has been received by the User. This email will contain a confirmation code, the date of the event and a summary of the personal data of the User. In receiving this confirmatory email the contract regarding the use of Service has been concluded between the User and WLOUNGE. Together with such email or by separate email WLOUNGE will send the User an electronic ticket (“e-ticket”) (e.g. in a pdf format) enabling the User to attend the event.
3.6 During registration for an event the User selects his user name and a password (hereinafter referred to as ”access data“). User names are not permitted if their use constitutes an infringement of third-party rights; in particular the right to use a name or trademark, or which otherwise break the law or are considered contrary to public policy. The User is obligated to keep his access data secret and prevent unauthorised use by third parties. If the User loses the access data, or if he finds out or suspects that his access data may be used by a third person, he shall immediately inform WLOUNGE thereof.
3.7 WLOUNGE reserves the right to immediately block the User for attending an event, in particular if the User
provided incorrect data during the registration process,
has infringed his obligation to handle the access data carefully, or
breached these Terms.
In the case that a user account is blocked the User concerned is not allowed to register again without the express prior approval of WLOUNGE.
4. Events with attendance fee, Pricing
If the User wants to attend an event that requires an attendance fee, the User can inform himself about the fee involved with the event on wlounge.de and the User can make an offer to attend such event by registering in accordance with section 3 of these Terms, and by additionally providing his payment information. In this case WLounge is transmitting the user data provided by the User to a ticketing service provider and/or a payment service provider enabling the payment of the event. WLOUNGE will send the User a confirmatory email that the User has bought a ticket for the event and that he is entitled to attend the event and that the User has paid the attendance fee. Together with such email or by separate email WLounge will send the User a e-ticket for the event.
5. Liability of WLOUNGE
5.1 WLOUNGE is unrestrictedly liable for damages that have been caused by deliberate intention or by gross negligence.
5.2 In cases of slight negligence, WLounge is only liable if it has infringed a fundamental duty and if the purpose of the contract is threatened thereby or if it has infringed duties that have to be fulfilled for the duly contract implementation and if the User generally relies on the fulfillment of these duties. In the aforementioned cases WLOUNGE is only liable for predictable damages that are typical for the contract.
5.3 The aforementioned restrictions of liability do not apply to cases of damages to life, body, or health, to cases of warranting for the condition of a product, and to cases of fraudulent concealment of defects.
WLOUNGE bears no liability for significant restriction to the Service. Furthermore, WLOUNGE bears no liability for service breakdowns that it is not responsible for e.g. as a result of force majeure or technical internet failures.
5.4 If the liability of WLOUNGE is excluded or restricted, this also applies to the personal liability of his officers, employees, representatives, and agents.
6. Exemption of Liability
6.1 The User relieves WLOUNGE of all claims that third parties enforce against WLOUNGE if the User is responsible for the reason for the claim. In such a case the User also bears the necessary legal costs for the defence including lawyer´s fees and court fees.
6.2 In cases of the aforementioned enforcement of claims by third parties, the User will provide WLOUNGE with all information that is needed for the examination of the claim and for the defence against it. The User will provide the information immediately, truthfully and completely.
7. Availability of the platform
The User is aware and acknowledges that an availability of 100 % of wlounge.de, of the Platform and of the Service is not possible and is not guaranteed by WLOUNGE. But we make every effort that the availability of the Platform is as high as possible. However, in particular maintenance works could lead to errors or may lead to temporary unavailability of the Platform and/or the Service.
8. Set-off and Retention
The User shall have no right of set-off or retention, except to the extent that the counterclaim has not been disputed by WLOUNGE or has been determined by a final and binding court decision.
9. Content from Users, Pictures and Quotes of Users
The User may provide his own content (the “Content”). By attending an event provided as Service by WLOUNGE, the User already herewith agrees that WLOUNGE is entitled to make photos of the User, record the User and to quote him (the “Photos”; Content and Photos together the “IP”). By submitting his own content and/or by attending an event provided as Service, the User entitles WLounge to all rights of use regarding the handling and publishing of the IP. The User grants WLounge the irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive and geographically-unrestricted right to use all IP generated, transmitted, saved and published. Therefore WLounge, and companies connected to WLOUNGE, are entitled to the unrestricted use of all IP including editing, copying, modifying, translating, creating and taking possession of derivative works. In doing so, there is no restriction regarding the type of use. WLOUNGE is therefore entitled to use content for advertising purposes or other publications, either in part or in whole and in any format or medium. In this regard, the user grants WLounge moral rights, whereby WLOUNGE expressly points out that WLounge does not obtain ownership of the IP provided by the User and therefore WLounge does not carry out any supervisory role of content. This also applies to partial handling and publishing.
10. Online dispute resolution
Platform of the EU Commission regarding online dispute resolution: http//ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr
11. Modifications to the Terms and Conditions of Use
11.1 WLOUNGE reserves the right to make changes to these Terms and Conditions of Use at any given moment. In this case WLOUNGE will inform the User about the changes via email.
11.2 The User declares his approval to the application of the changed Terms for contracts concluded before the change in question, providing that the user does not object to the change in written form within a period of two (2) weeks, starting on the day following the day the notification of the change has been received.
11.3 The notification of change will besides the indication of availability of the amended text also contain again a reference to the possibility and period of objection as well as the importance and consequences of non-objection. This can be made particularly by email to the email address indicated by the User. If the User disagrees to the application of the new Terms within a two (2) weeks deadline, the contractual relationship will be continued under the conditions hitherto.
12. Data Protection
12.1 WLOUNGE may save and process any data relating to the User, to the extent necessary for the purpose of the execution and implementation of this use contract and of purchase contracts concluded via wlounge.de and as long as WLOUNGE is required to keep such data in accordance with applicable law.
12.2 WLOUNGE shall have the right to submit personal data relating to the User to payment service providers, to the extent necessary for a payment of the Service, however, subject to the User´s consent in each individual case. WLounge shall neither make available any personal data of the User to other third parties without the explicit consent of the User, except to the extent that WLounge is required to disclose any data pursuant to applicable law.
13. Final provisions
13.1 If the User is a corporation, limited liability company, commercial partnership or otherwise operates a commercial business (Kaufmann within the meaning of Sec. 1 (1) of the German Commercial Code, Handelsgesetzbuch, HGB) or if the User is a legal entity or special fund organized under public law, the courts in Berlin, Germany shall have exclusive jurisdiction in respect of all disputes arising out of or in connection with the relevant contract. In all other cases, the User or we may file suit before any court of competent jurisdiction under applicable law.
13.2 The law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply exclusively, excluding, however, its rules governing the conflict of laws and not including the United Nations Conventions on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG).
13.3 Contract amendments, additions and ancillary agreements, unless otherwise specified in these Terms and Conditions, require written form on both sides to be valid. The written form requirement also applies for the waiver of this same requirement
13.4 In the event that individual terms should in their entirety or partially be or become invalid or impracticable, the validity of the remaining terms shall not be affected. Instead of the invalid or impracticable terms, the Parties will agree upon such reasonable terms that correspond as closely and legally possible to what the Parties – if they had considered the matter initially in light of such invalidity or impracticability – would have agreed upon according to the sense and purpose of these Terms. The same shall apply to omissions.
WLOUNGE UG (haftungsbeschränkt), July 2018
These terms and conditions supplement the “Terms and Conditions of WLOUNGE”.
We value your Privacy and your Personal Data, therefore process, hold, store, use only an extremely limited amount of non-Sensitive and Non-Critical Personal Data only inside WLOUNGE. We take all measures to ensure the appropriate treatment and processing of your Personal Data according to GDPR standards. We do not process, nor store, nor use, nor share any sensitive or critical data of you, but only an extremely limited amount of non – sensitive and non – critical data and only for your valuable information such as invitations to our forums, workshops, roundtables & events, in order to keep you updated. Most of our services do not require any form of registration, allowing you to visit our website. However, some services or parts of our website (e.g. forums, workshop, events etc.) may require you to provide us with a limited amount of non – critical Personal Data. In these situations, if you choose to withhold any Personal Data requested by us, it may not be possible for you to gain access to our events, forums and workshops.
Basic principles of WLOUNGE regarding processing personal information of the user
The protection of personal data of users is a major concern for WLOUNGE. WLOUNGE, therefore, submits to the following principles for the protection of personal information of users:
WLOUNGE collects, processes and uses personal information exclusively to provide the smooth and proper use of WLOUNGE website and to provide users with specific compiled contents. For this purpose, the data provided by the users will be stored on the servers of WLOUNGE.
“Personal Information” means any individual information of personal and other circumstances of the user.
“User” is a person who uses WLOUNGE.
“Registration Data” are all personal information that user must enter to sign up for the attendance of WLOUNGE events.
Data collection when registering for events of WLOUNGE
For the WLOUNGE events, we must collect and process certain Personal Information for the creation of user ticket.
Specifying the following data upon registration is mandatory:
Depending on the event, some additional data can be requested for the user. We host forums, small events, awards ceremonies and round tables.
All personal information that is given by a user is always and without any restrictions visible to all WLOUNGE team. The user data can be edited at any time, modified or deleted.
4. The content that is stored
All contents and associated images, videos, text attachments, will be synchronized with the server and stored there.
5. Disclosure of Personal Information
Per the “Terms and Conditions of WLOUNGE” WLOUNGE will not use personal information by which a user could be identified individually and this use will not exceed the level which is necessary for the use of WLOUNGE website. WLOUNGE will not transfer any personal information of the user to third parties for commercial purposes.
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6. Age restriction
The use of WLOUNGE is reserved for users who are at legal age. Parents and/or guardians are responsible for protecting the privacy of their children, who are underage users.
We do not knowingly collect or solicit Personal Data from anyone under the age of 16. If you are under 16, please do not attempt to register or send any Personal Data about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected Personal Data from a child under age 16, we will delete that data immediately.
For any concern, request, information please contact us email@example.com