1. General (Preface)

The FKC Business Services GmbH, Linienstrasse 100, 10115 Berlin, a limited liability company, certificate of registration: AG Charlottenburg HRB 132067 B, VAT-ID: DE277156594, CEO: Sebastian Heitmann, (hereinafter "FKC") exclusively signs contracts which are subject to these General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter "Terms"). The use of FKC Internet platforms ( is subject to these Terms. Any other Terms and Conditions are explicitly excluded.

2. Application and Registration on the FKC websites and/or web platforms (

2.1 Entrepreneurs and companies may apply for participation in events and for a club membership, as well as register as users of the FKC platform. When registering, the user selects a password. The user is obligated to treat this password as confidential. FKC will neither divulge the password to any third party, nor at any time ask the user for the password. The user guarantees that all of the data supplied during registration is accurate.

2.2 Each user may register once only and create only one user profile.

2.3 Technically, FKC cannot determine with certainty whether a logged-on user of the FKC website de facto represents the person/company that the user/the company purports to be. FKC therefore shall not assume any liability whatsoever for the actual identity of a user. Each and every user is solely responsible for personally verifying the authenticity of other users.

2.4 The user commissions FKC to present his/her/its data (profile, see #3.Data Privacy Protection) as a profile within the framework of the different types of account(s) and functions of the platform and to convey the data to other registered users and companies that participate in the platform. Thereby, depending on user input or participation in an event, references will be appended to the profile (for example, but not limited to, associated mentors/judges, team membership). Further, apposite registered users and both registered and non‑registered companies (investors, start-ups) will be ascertained by FKC within the framework of the FKC matchmaking process and profile data for the purpose of establishing contacts will be transferred. The full functionality of the platform will continue to be available to the user after participation in an FKC event.

2.5 FKC is not liable for external links and content entered by users on the platform.

2.6 FKC may close user account(s) at any time without providing any indication of reason(s).

2.7 User(s) promise and guarantee not to post falsehoods, racist, discriminatory, inflammatory or other harmful content.

2.8 From the data either entered or uploaded (for example, but not limited to, pictures, logos, etc.) the user transfers FKC the spatio-temporal unlimited exclusive licensing rights (e.g. for print, web, etc.)

3. Data Privacy Protection

3.1 The terms of our data protection policy, which can be found on our website, apply.

4. Events organized by FKC

4.1 All prices shown on the FKC websites exclude VAT.

4.2 Registration for FKC events and ticket sales are carried out through email. In order to register for an event, the user needs to apply through the website. Thereafter the participants application is reviewed and if successful, the participant receives a booking confirmation and invoice. The registration for an event does become binding once the booking confirmation has been received.

4.3 Cancellation Policy

4.4 Payment shall be made through bank transfer on the date showing on the booking confirmation, usually two weeks after receiving invoice.

4.5 In the case of either the event date or location (event venue) being changed, in general tickets remain valid. Events announced on the calendar are not fixed and can be subject to change or cancellation.

4.6 In the case of rescheduling an event, the cardholder's ticket may be returned by a deadline to be determined by FKC, preferably immediately after the announcement of the new event date. Event tickets returned by the deadline for a changed or cancelled event are subject to 100% refund. After the deadline has expired, any claims for reimbursement will expire.

4.7 A refund without returning the original ticket is not possible. On returning the ticket, the customer should specify his bank account details and will then receive a refund of the price paid. If the ticket is not returned within the time limit, no refund is possible. Additional claims (e.g. postage, travel expenses, etc.) are excluded.

4.8 In the event of a no-show (the cardholder does not show up at the event), there will be no refund of the ticket price.

4.9 Tickets are non-transferable to another person. The purchase of tickets for commercial resale is prohibited.

4.10 Discounted tickets are only valid in combination and/or in conjunction with an authorized identification qualifying for discount. This must be presented when purchasing the ticket and shown on request to gain admission to the event venue.

4.11 FKC reserves the right to exclude persons from their events. Any payments made by a person who was decided to be excluded will be refunded by FKC.

5. Recordings during FKC events

Within the framework of FKC events, audio, picture and video recordings of the individual participants and the event will be created free of charge. The participants in these events agree that the recordings and images/photographs submitted by participants, and the unlimited spatio-temporal use can be used free of charge for press reports, advertising posters, calendars, brochures, commercial products and manuals, and on FKC websites and third-party websites (e.g. right of use for YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, etc.) and these rights of use may be given to third parties by FKC, both free of charge and also against payment.

6. Liability

6.1 Subject to the following subparagraph (2), FKC shall only be liable for losses caused intentionally or with gross negligence by FKC, its legal representatives or assistants in performance.

6.2 FKC's liability for death, personal injury or damage to health shall remain unaffected. Further, FKC shall be liable for losses caused by the breach of its primary obligations by FKC, its legal representatives or assistants in performance. Primary obligations are such basic duties which form the essence of the agreement, which were decisive for the conclusion of the agreement and on the performance of which the customer may rely. If FKC breaches its primary obligations through simple negligence, then FKC's liability shall be limited to the amount which was foreseeable by FKC at the time the respective service was performed.

6.3 Any further liability of FKC shall be excluded.

7. Membership

7.1 The membership fee of 600 EURO excl. VAT is paid in advance for the current year. The fee is due upon on receipt of the invoice (typically January of each calendar year) and renewed on an annual basis.

7.2 Members joining after Aug. 1st of each calendar year pay one third of the membership fee for the remaining year.

7.3 Termination of membership requires written notice (email is sufficient) by October 31st of each calendar year.

7.4 FKC reserves the right to cancel a membership at any time for cause not granting any right to refund.

7.5 Membership fee is not subject for refund under any conditions, including events such as liquidation or insolvency of the business.

8. Miscellaneous

Court of Jurisdiction and place of performance is the relevant court in Berlin to the extent permitted by law. Contractual relationships with FKC are subject exclusively to German law, excluding the CISG (United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods).