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COVID-19 Response Fund 2020: Rules and Regulations

Closing date

COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND” deadline for submission is 31 July 2020 (23:59 GMT).


  • Participation is open to any startup and social enterprise in any country unless prohibited by local or United States law
  • Priority is given to early-stage and growth-stage startups launching an innovative product or idea


During the contest period, you can submit one application using the official submission form. Automated submissions are not permitted. Incomplete submission/entries are void. StartupXs is not responsible for lost, late, or submissions not received regardless of the cause. In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used for registration.

Application Requirements

  • Complete the application form
  • Let us know how the $1000 will support your startup or small business during this crisis (limited to 100 words).
  • All submissions must be in English
  • You must certify that the details submitted are original (any attempt of plagiarism will lead to disqualification)
  • The application must be submitted before the deadline

Winner Selection

The potential winner will be selected by StartupXs on or before 31 August 2020 of all the applications submitted by 31st July 2020 (23:59 GMT).


There will be One (1) winner. The winner (the official producer of the application) will receive the $1000 which through PayPal, Western Union, Bank Transfer, or other legal, eligible method.

Payment will be made after the eligibility criteria of the nominated individual or organization have been satisfied. The grant is awarded “as is”, and any taxes, or any other costs, fees, bank charges, or expenses are the sole responsibility of the grant recipient. If by reason of error, more prizes are claimed than the one prize available, a jury will review submissions to award the prize to one winner. Under no circumstances will more than one prize be awarded.


The winner will be notified by email to the address provided at registration. The Winner must claim the prize by responding to the notification email within 5 days of notification. If the potential winner fails to timely claim the prize, is deemed ineligible, or if the notification email is returned as undeliverable, the prize is considered forfeited, and an alternate winner will be selected.

Announcement of Winner

The Winner will be announced on the website startupxs.com and our official Facebook page: @startupXs on or after 31 August 2020.

Fund/Grant Acceptance

Acceptance of the grant requires the winner to agree and abide by all rules and regulations outlined within.

Publicity, Marketing

Acceptance of the fund constitutes permission to StartupXs and its partner startupxs.com to use the winner’s name and submission for purposes of marketing, in any medium, without further compensation or notice.

Use of Submitted Application

Funding-Opportunities-for-COVID-19-MeasuresAny person or organization submitting an application authorizes StartupXs and its partner startupXs.com to reproduce the application on its website and/or add it to its database. A select number of applications will be published on StartupXs or startupXs.com website for the benefit of all participants and website users. StartupXs and its partner startupXs.com may use submitted applications for other purposes in both online and offline settings at its own discretion.

Information collecting during the contest

Participation requires registration of an email address, city, and country. Email addresses will be added as subscribers to StartupXs and startupXs.com and receive other StartupXs and startupXs.com newsletter and announcements unless you “opt-out”. Information collected will be used to determine the identity and eligibility of participants and their submissions. Information collected will not be shared or sold with any other parties. By submitting your contact information for this contest, you provide permission to StartupXs and startupXs.com to contact you.


StartupXs and its affiliates and partners are not responsible for any and all failures of any kind related to this contest (whether caused by a computer or human error). Participants release StartupXs and its partners from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever arising in connection with this contest.

Other Terms

Decisions of StartupXs and its partners on all matters related to this contest are final. Any legal disputes arising under this contest are subject to the laws of the State of New York, USA and exclusive jurisdiction and venue shall be in the state or federal courts located in New York, NY, USA. StartupXs and its partners reserve the right to cancel or modify the contest, prize, or its terms for any reason, including but not limited to, fraud, misconduct or technical failures. StartupXs and its partners reserve the right to disqualify or prohibit the participation of any individual.