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Tupu Accelerator Terms of Participation

Te Aronga / Purpose

The purpose of the Tupu Accelerator Terms of Participation (the ‘Accelerator’) is to set out the terms on which the Participant (the ‘Purapura’) agrees to participate in the Accelerator. By signing and returning this document to Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust T/A Tapuwae Roa (‘Tapuwae Roa’), the Purapura agrees to comply with the terms and requirements contained in this Terms of Participation for the duration of the course of the Accelerator.

Horopaki / Background

As part of our Ōhanga workstream, Tupu Accelerator, delivered by Tapuwae Roa in partnership with Sprout Agritech was developed as a business accelerator for Māori-owned startups. The Accelerator will take place over 10-weeks, providing Rakahinonga Māori (Māori entrepreneurs) with a pathway to participate in the entrepreneurship community. While participating in the Accelerator, the Purapura will be expected to maintain a high standard of professional conduct, as defined in this Terms of Participation.

Ngā Mātāpono / General principles of conduct

As a Purapura of the Tupu Accelerator, you agree to act in accordance with and in fulfilment of the following principles while participating in the Accelerator. The Purapura will:

  • 1. act in a respectful, responsible manner and uphold the values of tika and pono in all aspects of their work as a part of the Accelerator;

  • 2. express manaakitanga and aroha to fellow Purapura in the Accelerator to create an inclusive, mana enhancing space; and

  • 3. embody ngākau tapatahi, act ethically and at all times be committed to the Accelerator.

Ngā Herenga ō Tapuwae Roa / Tapuwae Roa obligations

Tapuwae Roa agrees to provide the following resources and tools to your participation in the Tupu Accelerator:

  • 4. The service of the 10-week Tupu Accelerator and its learning resources and materials, including online and in-person learning delivery, coaching, mentorship, and networking opportunities.
  • 5. (NZD $5,000.00) cash grant funding for the development of the Purapura. The first instalment (NZD $2,500.00) will be paid upon confirmation of acceptance into the Accelerator as well as the signing of these Terms of Participation. The final instalment (NZD $2,500.00) will be received seven (7) days following the completion of the Accelerator (26 June 2024).
  • 6. Opportunity to connect with mentors, startups, investors, and other interests throughout the business landscape, through both formal participation in the Accelerator, via the showcase, or informally as deemed appropriate.
  • 7. In addition to the above resources and tools in clause 4, Tapuwae Roa will provide each Purapura with a one-off travel allowance of (NZD $1,000.00) to assist in travel to and from the Accelerator. This amount will be provided alongside the first grant instalment outlined in clause 5. Accommodation and catering will be provided for the four in-person wānanga, including the final showcase.

Ngā Herenga / Participants obligations

As Purapura, you are expected to meet the following obligations throughout the Accelerator:

  • 8. prepare for, attend and fully participate in all wānanga that are a part of the Accelerator, whether in person or virtually;
  • 9. complete any assigned coursework, assignments or readings required in a timely manner or advise at the earliest opportunity if any such work cannot be completed on time, and provide justification;
  • 10. hold confidentially and maintain any materials related to the Accelerator throughout the period of the course;
  • 11. challenge themselves, contribute to the best of their ability and genuinely engage in all parts of the Accelerator;
  • 12. ask for help and further support if it is needed;
  • 13. comply with any reasonable direction of Tapuwae Roa related to the Accelerator, including but not limited to any of Tapuwae Roa’s health and safety requirements;
  • 14. not engage in bullying, harassment or any other inappropriate or abusive behaviour towards any group or person, in any manner (either virtually or kanohi ki te kanohi);
  • 15. report any instances of bullying, harassment or any other inappropriate or abusive behaviour that comes to their attention to the kaiwhakahaere / director of the Accelerator;
  • 16. not be absent from any compulsory workshops wānanga without reasonable explanation accepted by the kaiwhakahaere / director of the Accelerator; and
  • 17. where absence is necessary, advise the kaiwhakahaere / director of the Accelerator as soon as possible.

Te Whakawhiti Kōrero / Communication

  • 18. To obtain the best experience possible from the Accelerator, the Purapura will be expected to maintain open, honest, and respectful communication at all times.
  • 19. If the Purapura has an issue or dispute related to the facilitation of the Accelerator, another Purapura, or employee of the Accelerator, they will bring this to the attention of the kaiwhakahaere / director of the Accelerator as soon as possible. The Purapura agrees to participate genuinely in remedying this issue or dispute, as set out in clause 31.
  • 20. Should, for any reason, the Purapura be unable to continue the Accelerator, they will advise the kaiwhakahaere / director of the Accelerator as soon as possible.
  • 21. The Purapura, as an ambassador of this Accelerator, agrees to conduct themselves in a manner that will not bring the Accelerator or Tapuwae Roa into disrepute. This includes representations in media, communications, social media, or their personal conduct.
  • 22. While maintaining their rights to individual freedom of speech, the Purapura will exercise their best judgement by not generating material, including commentary or images, that would be considered inappropriate or harmful by a reasonable person, including content that:
    • (a) Promotes discrimination or discriminatory attitudes towards an individual or group based on age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, belief system or cultural practice;
    • (b) Is threatening, intimidating, menacing, or harassing to an individual or group;
    • (c) Is defamatory or libelous to an individual or group;
    • (d) Breaches Tapuwae Roa’s, or any other individual or group’s, Intellectual Property rights;
    • (e) Is pornographic.

Herenga Mātātupu / Confidentiality obligations

  • 23. The Purapura acknowledges and agrees to keep confidential and not use, publish, disseminate, share, or discuss with others any business or confidential information of other Purapura unless express written approval is provided. The Purapura agrees to sign a non-disclosure agreement which shall require the Purapura to hold in confidence all sensitive information that is disclosed to or obtained by them in the course of this Accelerator. This includes, but is not limited to, any course work (whether written, recorded or video) generated for this Accelerator, and commercially sensitive information. The Purapura will not disclose this information to any other person, or allow it to be disclosed, at any time (even after the conclusion of the Accelerator) without the prior written consent of the kaiwhakahaere / director of the Accelerator, except:
    • (f) as is required by law; and
    • (g) information already in the public domain.
  • 24. Any disclosure in violation of clause 21 will be considered a breach of the Terms of Participation.

Te Tango Whakaahua me ngā Ataata / Photos and videos / Intellectual Property

  • 25. Photos, images and/or videos of the Tupu Accelerator may be taken on any premises or format used in connection with the Accelerator, or during online video classes or sessions of the Accelerator.
  • 26. Any photos, images and/or videos of the Purapura taken by or on behalf of Tapuwae Roa, and any intellectual property (including copyright) in any photos and videos, shall be owned exclusively by Tapuwae Roa. Tapuwae Roa may, in its sole and unfettered discretion, transfer ownership of any intellectual property in any photos or videos, to a third party or grant a licence in respect of any photos, images and/or videos provided that any such transfer of ownership or granting of such licence is in connection with the Accelerator, or any future versions or formats of the Accelerator.
  • 27. The Purapura grants, without further permission of Tapuwae Roa being required to be obtained or any claim to royalties, commission, or compensation payable to the Purapura, that: a. Photos, images and/or videos of the Purapura may be used, replicated, edited, or amended by Tapuwae Roa for any purpose in connection with the Accelerator, including but not limited to:
    • a) use in publicising, promoting or marketing of the Accelerator, including on any website or online media;
    • b) use in reports for milestones or funding of the Accelerator; and/or
    • c) use in any educational materials for the current or any future intakes of the Accelerator.
  • 28. Tapuwae Roa shall, acting reasonably but without any further consent required to be obtained from the Purapura, have discretion to determine whether any use of photos, images and/or videos of the Purapura is, for the purposes of clause 26, in connection with the Accelerator.
  • 29. With the exclusion of clause 26, all intellectual property developed by the parties will remain their separate property whether developed before, during or after the Accelerator and otherwise stated in clause 26. In all cases neither party grants to the other any licence to use, copy or modify any intellectual property of the other.

Te Whakatau Take / Dispute resolution

  • 30. All disputes related to this Accelerator will attempt to be resolved in good faith and following a mana enhancing process.
  • 31. Without prejudice to any legal rights of either party, should the Purapura become involved in a dispute, they will follow and openly engage in a resolution process to be determined by Tapuwae Roa.

Te Whakaunu / Removal from the Accelerator

  • 32. Tapuwae Roa reserves the right to cancel or remove any Purapura from the Accelerator who, in the sole and exclusive opinion of Tapuwae Roa, breaches any of the terms contained in this Terms of Participation.

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