So you’ve decided to apply to have the opportunity to be part of BEC!

You’ve taken the first step to possibly starting a journey that will see your business move to the next level.

The following outlines the Terms and Conditions for the Birmingham Enterprise Community (BEC) Programmes. The points below outline the basic expectations of your application and the general conditions that need to be understood which will entail your participation in the programme, on condition you are made an offer. BEC reserves the right to update and adapt these conditions at any point.

Terms & Conditions

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    Confidentiality The parties to this Agreement agree that each shall treat as confidential all information provided by a party to the others regarding such party’s business and operations. All confidential information provided by a party hereto shall be used by any other parties hereto solely for the purposes of rendering services pursuant to this Agreement and, except as may be required in carrying out the terms of this Agreement, shall not be disclosed to any third party without the prior consent of such providing party. The foregoing shall not be applicable to any information that is publicly available when provided or which thereafter becomes publicly available or which is required to be disclosed by any regulatory authority in the lawful and appropriate exercise of its jurisdiction over a party, any auditor of the parties hereto, by judicial or administrative process or otherwise by applicable law or regulation.

  1. BEC Startup Sprint T&C
  2. Skills for Tomorrow Project T&C

Code of Conduct

We are not here to put a bunch of rules on you on how you have to work or think or operate! Everyone has ways of doing things that works for them and we get that. However as part of BEC programmes there are a few basic expectations we have of our startups and founders.

BEC implements a standard code of conduct for all participants involved in any of the organisation’s programmes. We have a set of basic principles which we expect our startups and founders to abide by:
  • We have no room for any sort of discrimination or hate of any type within the BEC community. If there is evidence that you’ve engaged in such behaviour we reserve the right to remove you from any of our start-up programmes. 
  • Be honest – to us, to your co-founders & team members, to your customers/users, investors etc. Do not mislead or use unethical sales tactics. Building an authentically honest business from day one is how we like to do things. 
  • Confidentiality – If you are given confidential information from us, a fellow startup or one of our partners then please keep it confidential. If you are unsure whether it is confidential or not then ask the person who gave you the information and if in doubt keep information confidential. 
  • Honour Agreements – If you make an agreement of any type then keep to it!
  • Be respectful – Always treat others with respect, be professional and don’t do anything to damage the reputation of your business or BEC. 
  • Value & Appreciate Ideas – In the BEC community there is no such thing as an idea that is too ambitious, too big or stupid. We encourage radical thinking and will always champion those that think big. 
  • Help & Support – We will help & support you in every way we can. We ask that you do what you can to help & support the community – including the other startups in the cohort. BEC was created on the principle that we can achieve more by working together. Become your fellow startups’ biggest fans!
  • Engage – You will get out the programme what you put in. The more you engage the more you are likely to get out of your time on our programmes. 

Disregard for this code of conduct may result in a withdrawal of your position in any of BEC programmes and therefore a removal of access to the resources offered through the programme. The decision to do this will be taken as a last resort (apart from clear hate and discrimination which will result in immediate withdrawal). You will be given the chance to state your case if we are thinking of withdrawing you from the programme.

Last Updated – June 2020

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