The only individuals who will have access to your written business plans and presentations are Enterprise U program staff, your mentor, and the judges who are assigned to read your plan. These judges are largely entrepreneurs, investors, and financial professionals who regularly deal with confidential information in the course of their work. We have asked them to treat your files with the same confidentiality and respect as their own work. We also ask them to remove themselves from judging your plan if they do have a real conflict of interest.
Note that a short description of your idea that you included with your registration may be used in public documentation relating to the competition. Your company name, this brief description, and the contestant names will also be shared on our web page.

Each year, as oral presentations approach, some contestants become concerned about potential issues of confidentiality. Remember that the judges are largely entrepreneurs, investors, and financial professionals who deal with confidential information in the normal course of their work, and you can expect them to behave professionally. You should feel free to exclude any information you regard as truly proprietary, but keep in mind that this may have a negative impact on your performance in the competition.

Also keep in mind that your general venture idea is NOT proprietary, and in the vast majority of cases revealing it will have no impact on your competitive position. No judge, mentor, or Enterprise U staff should ever be asked to sign any sort of nondisclosure agreement, and your presentations will be open to the public.

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We do not sell or rent personal information to others. We use your information only for the limited purposes of sending you updates and useful information about our programs, promotional information, enhancing the site operation, for statistical purposes, and for overall systems administration.

Last, the prizes awarded are as stated and may not be exchanged for monetary value or other prizes. No cash prizes will be given for any reason above the amount indicated. Prizes are given by local sponsors. The Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce is NOT responsible for awarding prizes that are given by the sponsor companies.