The Short Version,,, the e-Fest® Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Celebration and the Schulze Entrepreneurship Challenge are produced by the Entrepreneur & Innovation Exchange (EIX) as a philanthropic initiative by the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation. The goal is to provide free, open-access resource for students, faculty and practitioners of entrepreneurship.

With the focus on intaking and sharing original content (and also comments about outstanding content that may be located in other venues), we all need to be assured of a basic understanding together:

  • All contributors must have the authority to submit their content by virtue of ownership of the content or expressed permission of the content owner.
  • What is submitted is original enough that it does not violate any existing copyright agreement.
  • What is selected for publishing or not (and where within our sites) is solely at our discretion.
  • Submitted items will not appear in identical form anywhere else except when syndicated by us.
  • Submitted content may be used without restrictions and without remuneration to the content submitter.

Please read below for the legalese and contact us with any questions or concerns. Thank you.

A Special Note about AI and ChatGPT: Authors are welcome to use these tools as they develop their submissions, but be aware of our guidelines, which can be read here

Terms and Conditions

By uploading, posting, sending or submitting text, photographs, pictures, images or any other content including any graphics, video, data, text, files, hyperlinks, URLs, software, music, sound or other content (collectively, "Content") to this website, you are agreeing to be bound by these Content Submission Terms and Conditions, together with the Privacy Policy and the Website Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree, please do not upload, post, send or submit any Content.

The following conditions apply to all Content you submit to this website,

As used in these conditions, "EIX" "we" or "us" means the Entrepreneur & Innovation Exchange, and "you" means the individual or entity submitting Content to this website.

1. Eligibility

Although you may refer within your Submitted Content to other Known or Published Works that are not your own, you may only submit Content to this website in which you own all intellectual property rights or for which you have the authorization of the person who does own those rights. If you are under the age of 18 you may not submit Content to this website.

2. License Grant

2.1 You hereby grant to EIX, and its affiliates, subsidiaries, assignees, licensees and legal representatives ("Affiliates"), a worldwide, non exclusive, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual right and license to:

2.1.1 use, reproduce, distribute, store, transmit, broadcast, publish, publicly perform and publicly display the Content, in whole or in part;

2.1.2 modify, reformat, adapt, translate and create derivative works from the Content, in whole or in part; and

2.1.3 sublicense the foregoing rights, in whole or in part, to any third party, for commercial and business purposes (with or without a fee).

2.2 EIX may exercise the rights set forth in this paragraph 2:

2.2.1 in any manner, and by any media and means of conveying information, whether now or hereafter known; or

2.2.2 for any purpose, including but not limited to, editorial commercial, or promotional purpose.

2.3 Where you have provided a hyperlink as part of the Content ("Hyperlink"), you hereby grant EIX the right and privilege to install and display the Hyperlink on any EIX website or any Affiliates' website and agree to the additional terms set out below under the heading "Hyperlink".

2.4 EIX shall have the right to modify or edit the Content, provided that any modifications or alterations do not significantly or misrepresent the original content. While you retain ownership of all right, title, and interest in the Content itself, you agree that EIX owns all right, title, and interest in any compilation, collective work or other derivative work created by EIX using or incorporating the Content.

2.5 You further irrevocably and unconditionally waive any moral rights or similar rights you have in any Content and you waive all rights to inspect and approve use of the Content and the Hyperlink.

3. Hyperlink

You agree to not disable, change, alter or otherwise affect the Hyperlink without first providing EIX written notice. If you consent or decide to materially change the content of the web pages associated with the Hyperlink after the date you provide the Hyperlink, you agree to provide EIX prior written notice so that EIX may make an informed decision as to whether to continue providing a Hyperlink to that webpage. You agree that placement of the Hyperlink on this or any Affiliate website does not imply any affiliation or endorsement whatsoever between the parties.

4. Privacy

By submitting the Content and clicking on the "Accept" button below, you agree that:

4.1 we may use information that you provide to us when you submit Content, in accordance with our Privacy Policy;

4.2 EIX may transfer and disclose this information, including personally identifiable information, to third parties in any jurisdiction for any of the purposes set forth in paragraph 2 and for the purpose of monitoring the website; and

4.3 EIX and any of its Affiliates may communicate with you by post, telephone or fax as well as by email in connection with the Content.

5. No Obligation

Although we have the right to use your Content as set out in paragraph 2 above, we do not have the obligation to do so. We may, in our sole discretion and for any reason, refuse the Content or remove it from this or any related website at any time.

6. Representations, Warranties and Indemnities

6.1 You represent and warrant to EIX that:

6.1.1 you have the right, power and authority necessary to submit Content to this website in accordance with these conditions and to grant the licenses set out in paragraph 2 above;

6.1.2 you will comply fully with these conditions and the Website Terms and Conditions;

6.1.3 the Content submitted by you, and the exercise of the rights you grant to us, do not and will not violate, misappropriate or infringe any intellectual property right, including but not limited to trademark rights, copyrights, moral rights and publicity rights of any third party;

6.1.4 you possess all rights necessary for the reproduction, distribution, transmission, public performance, public display and other exploitation of the Content as permitted under these conditions.

6.2 You agree to indemnify, defend and hold EIX and its Affiliates harmless for all claims, liabilities, damages and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable legal fees and expenses) arising from your breach of any representation or warranty set out in this paragraph 6. You agree not to hold EIX or any of its Affiliates responsible for any liability resulting from their use of the Content or Hyperlink in accordance with these conditions, including (without limitation) anything which might be deemed to be a misrepresentation of you, your character or person due to use the Content, or any part of the Content, as anticipated at paragraph 2.

7. Waiver

EIX and its Affiliates will not be liable to you for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages, arising from breach of contract, tort or otherwise in connection with these conditions and/or the Content provided by you (including but not limited to any loss of data, business profits or goodwill) even if we have been advised of (or know or should have known of) the possibility of such damages.

8. EZID Service

EIX may engage a third-party service such as EZID to manage and improve data citations. EZID is a service that allows digital object producers (researchers and others) to obtain and manage long-term identifiers for their digital content. By submitting Content to this website, you agree that neither EIX nor the EZID service provider shall be liable to you for any indirect, special, incidental, punitive or consequential damages arising out of the use of the EZID service, including, but not limited to, loss of data, business interruption, or loss of profits. Further, you shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless EIX, the EZID service provider, and any of their officers, employees, and agents from and against any liability and damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, that arise from a claim by any third party that EZID’s use of EZID as to your Content infringes said third-party’s copyright, patent, trademark, service mark or any other intellectual property right or any contractual rights. THIS INDEMNIFICATION SHALL SURVIVE THE TERMINATION OF THIS AGREEMENT.

9. General

These conditions, together with the Privacy Policy and the Website Terms and Conditions, represent the entire agreement between EIX and you with respect to this subject matter. These conditions and all actions related to it shall be governed by the laws of the State of Minnesota.

You must be over 18 years of age and have the right to make this agreement.