Confidentiality is not guaranteed in any way. Submissions to the MBPC will be shared with TCNJ School of Business staff, and with the judges and mentors assigned to review the submissions. Judges and mentors are investors, entrepreneurs, business professionals, service providers and other friends of TCNJ and the TCNJ School of Business. They are accustomed to handling confidential information and participate so as to support the education of the student participants. However, the final decision about participating in the MBPC and about what information will be shared is the responsibility of the team.
If participants are planning to file patent protection on an aspect of their business, they should understand that entry into the MBPC may be construed as a public disclosure. Participants may wish to consult with an Intellectual Property Attorney before entering the Competition. Intra-team confidentiality is the sole responsibility of team members. Neither TCNJ nor the TCNJ School of Business nor the MBPC Committee will arbitrate any intra-team disputes that arise during the Competition.
Please note that the Final Presentations portion of the Competition is open to the public, including members of the media/press. It is the responsibility of the participants to keep confidential information confidential and to maintain the confidentiality of their own intellectual property.
If invited to participate in the Finals, participants authorize TCNJ and the TCNJ School of Business to use their names, interviews and likenesses in all media, including but not limited to video, print and electronic media, in such manner as TCNJ may deem advisable for the purpose of publicizing the work of TCNJ and in materials controlled by TCNJ. Participants acknowledge that they are not entitled to reimbursement for the use of their name, photograph or participation in any and all media developed about and by TCNJ.