These rules were last updated on 05/07/2016.


Business France, 77 boulevard Saint-Jacques, 75014 Paris, France (“The Organizer”) organizes in the City of Tel Aviv, Israel, a free contest without any obligation to buy, named Hack DLD (the “Event”, “Hackathon”) by La French Tech.

The Event is designed to invite Israeli and French startups to develop artificial intelligence applications (“The Project”) around the themes of mobility, Fintech and IoT during the DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival taking place from September 24th to September 29th, 2016.

In order to participate in the Event, you must register at before August 18th, 2016.

In these Official Rules, the terms “we,” “us,” or “our” refer to the Organizer and/or its Hackathon administrator, BeMyApp, and the term “you” refers to you, the entrant, both as an individual and as part of your team.

Certain sponsors other than us may offer prizes during the Hackathon. We are not responsible for providing those prizes, however, and we do not have any role in the determination of winners. The respective sponsor is solely responsible for any claims with respect to those prizes. If you have any questions about those prizes, please contact the applicable sponsor(s).


The Event will propose three challenges: Mobility, FinTech and IoT.

Each project/startup should select one challenge to tackle for the Event.

The Event will be divided into the following phases:

Phase 1: June 30th to August 18th - Registration will be open to startups, freelancers, employees, students. They will be able to apply for the Event in order to be selected for one of the nights of selection, called Takeoff to DLD.

Phase 2: August 24th - PARIS & TEL AVIV - Takeoff to DLD - Among the various applications, 10 projects will be selected for those nights. One event per city will take place on August 24th, and on that evening the selected 10 projects will demo their project to be part of the 5 project finalists.

Phase 3: August 25th to September 26th - Online incubation - Each finalist project per city (10 projects in total) will register on an incubation platform at in order to participate in webinars and online coaching. The objective of the online incubation is to produce a InVision mockup of their project to demo at the DLD, Tel Aviv.

Phase 4: Sept. 26th to Sept. 28th - Hackathon at the DLD - The 10 projects will participate in a 48-hour competition to develop a functional prototype (POC). 2 winners will be decided on September 28th, around 6.30pm.


A participant is eligible to enter if he/she meets the following requirements at the time of entry:

The Hackathon is open to registered participants who are at least 18 years old, or the age of majority in the jurisdiction where they reside, whichever is older. If the participant is under the age of 18, he should obtain his parent's or legal guardian’s permission to participate in the challenge. The Organizer reserves its right to ask for the proof of this permission at any time during the challenge, in particular at the time of reward of the prizes and is entitled to cancel the participation of a minor participant if said permission is not supplied.

The Event is only open to French and Israeli residents.

The following people, however, are not eligible to participate: individuals who (a) are or, at any point since October 1, 2013, have been, employed by the Organizer or any of its direct or indirect wholly or majority owned subsidiaries, BeMyApp Corporation or Typeform; (b) are the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of any of those employees or former employees in (a) above; (c) are current employees of an entity in which the Organizer has invested and holds an ownership interest; or (d) are current employees of a third-party sponsor of the Hackathon.

If you are an employee of a company, government agency, or an academic institution, you are responsible for ensuring that your participation in the Hackathon complies with any policies your company, agency, or institution may have regarding participation in contests of this type. We are not responsible for any disputes arising between you and your employer.

We reserve the right to assess your eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules at any point during all the phases of the Event. If we require any assistance in order to assess your compliance, you must promptly provide that assistance. If you do not provide the requested assistance in a timely manner, or if we have reason to believe that you are not complying with the Official Rules, you may be disqualified, at our sole discretion.


In the Registration Period, June 30th to August 24th at, participants have the following opportunity:

- submit their ideas, project or skills on a form to be one of the 10 selected projects per city for the takeoff nights on August 24th.

In the takeoff nights, the 20 selected projects will have the following opportunities:

- presenting their project in front of a selection committee composed by The Organizer, external experts and partners.

- at the end of the evening the 10 finalist projects, 5 projects per city, will be announced and invited to take an online incubation from August 25th to September 26th.

In the online incubation, projects will have the following opportunities:

- access to online resources, including webinars and one-on-one coaching with business, product and design experts.

- develop an InVision mockup to present their project to participants of the DLD.

In the Event, Hack DLD, the 10 incubated teams will have the following tasks:

- promote their team (‘The Startup’)

- build a functional prototype in 48 hours

- the number of startups is limited to 10

Participants agree that their submitted ideas:

- will not include illegal, vulgar, offensive, racist or otherwise inappropriate or discriminating content;

- will not encourage the use of controlled substances, including but not limited to alcohol and drugs; The Organizer reserves the right to disqualify, at his sole discretion, any participant who does not comply with the above-mentioned criteria.

The Event is open to seed startups, teams and participants on their own. Each candidate can participate in teams or on his/her own in the registration period. For a participant who has applied on his/her own, BeMyApp will suggest projects looking for team members, in case there is. However the candidate applying on his/her own should be looking to build a team and a project in addition to the BeMyApp help.

The registration period is from June 30th to August 24th. The Organizer may prolong the Registration Period, at his sole discretion.

Until August 24th, at the end of the Registration period, all participants shall receive a notification of their selection or non-selection for the Takeoff to DLD nights.


This Event is recommended to seed startups, already formed teams or people with an idea answering the problematic of the challenge.

Teams shall be already form with a minimum of two person and a maximum of 8 people around each advancing idea. Each team member must meet the eligibility criteria in these Official Rules, and each must be registered in a team by August 18th, 2016 at 12pm on the dedicated application form on the website of the hackathon. You may not be part of more than one team. We are not responsible for, and will not assist in resolving, any disputes between team members.

The deadline for registration is August 18th, 2016.

In the event a participant is applying to the Event on his/her own, BeMyApp will help in finding a team or startup for the candidate to join during the Registration period, from June 30th to August 24th. BeMyApp and the Organizer are not responsible in the event a candidate does not find a team.

On August 24th, 2016 at approximately 6pm, BeMyApp will moderate the Takeoff DLD night designed to elicit the 10 finalist projects that will take part into the online incubation and hackathon. Detailed instructions and requirements will be provided during the session.


Before August 24th, 12pm, each project, startup or participant on his/her own shall receive the confirmation of his/her selection or non-selection in the Takeoff DLD nights. Selection of the 20 projects for Takeoff DLD nights will be depend on the following criteria:

i. Project

ii. Team


A selection committee per city will be comprised of representatives of the Organizer and partners.

The committee will evaluate the teams and ideas presented during the night, based on the demonstration and according to the judging criteria, which are listed below. In the event of a tie, the Jury will deliberate to determine the winner.

Each committee will select the 10 finalist projects of each city, according to the following judging criteria. Each criterion is weighted equally and represents 25% of the total score:

i. Project

ii. Business potential

iii. Team

iii. Innovation


The Jury for the Hackathon will be comprised of representatives of The Organizer, partners and external professionals.

The Jury will evaluate the projects/solutions created during the Hackathon based on the demonstration and according to the judging criteria, which are listed further below. In the event of a tie, the Jury will deliberate to determine the two winners.

 The members of the Jury might change at The Organizer’s sole discretion and upon availability.

In the event of a conflict of interest, a member of the Jury may disqualify him- or herself or be disqualified by The Organizer from passing judgment on a particular team or participant. Such disqualification shall not affect the judging or review of the team or participant’s submission by other members of the Jury.


The Hackathon will take place in Tel Aviv at the DLD on September 26-28th. The Organizer will announce the Venue by email to the Hackathon’s selected startups. Attending the Hackathon weekend is free of charge for the participants. The Organizer will bear costs of plane tickets (France to Tel Aviv) and accommodation for the 5 French selected teams. However, the Organizer will not bear other additional expenses in Tel Aviv such as taxi fares, meals, etc. which must be borne by the participants themselves.

Subject to possible changes, The Organizer plans the Hackathon agenda as follows on the official website at


The Jury will select the winners of the Hackathon according to the following judging criteria. Each criterion is weighted equally and represents 25% of the total score:

- Completion: deliver a simple, complete user experience without any bugs, viruses or defects

- Interface: develop an understandable and user-friendly interface with good ‘navigability’

- Originality: propose a new concept and target new domains using the potential of the provided dataset and materials.

- Relevance: the project must respond to a real need, be marketable and be usable by one of the partners.

A detailed list of parameters will be provided by the beginning of the Hackathon


Prize will be announced shortly.

In the case of cash prizes, prizes will be divided and distributed between the team members of the winning team through bank transfers within three (3) months after the end of the closing event.

Each member of the winning teams will be required to sign any documents and provide any information required for tax purposes in order to receive a prize. If you do not sign the required forms or provide the required information, if applicable, within thirty days following our request, we may disqualify you from receiving a prize.

Taxes shall be the sole responsibility of each winning team member. We shall have no responsibility for any taxes associated with any prize. Each member of the winning teams may be responsible for paying income or other taxes on the prize.


You do not transfer ownership of your Entry (or any part of it). However, by submitting an Entry, you grant us an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide rights and license to: (a) use, review, assess, test, and otherwise analyze your Entry and all its content in connection with the Hackathon; and (b) feature your Entry and all its content for promotional purposes (including, but not limited to, in advertisements, press releases, presentations, and trade shows) in all media, now known or later developed. You also agree to sign any necessary documentation that may be required for us and our designees to make use of the rights you granted in the afore-described scope.

You acknowledge that we, other entrants or others may have developed or commissioned materials similar or identical to your Entry, or may develop something similar in the future, and you waive any claims you may have resulting from any similarities to your Entry.

You understand that we will not restrict work assignments of our representatives who have had access to your Entry. By participating in the Hackathon, you agree that we may use any information in our representatives’ unaided memories in the development or deployment of our products or services without liability or compensation to you. You understand that you will not receive any compensation or credit from us for use of your Entry in connection with this Hackathon. This provision does not limit any compensation you may receive through us or third parties as a result of your use or marketing or profiting from the application beyond this Hackathon or as provided in these Official Rules. We are not responsible for any unauthorized use of your Entry by those accessing or viewing your Entry. Nothing in this Section 10 c) shall limit our obligation to take the appropriate safeguards (technical and organizational measures) in order to prevent unauthorized access by third parties to your Entry.

While we reserve the rights set forth above, we are not obligated to use your Entry for any purpose, even if it has been selected as a winning Entry.

If you do not want to grant us these rights to your Entry, please do not enter this Hackathon.

Nothing in these Rules shall be interpreted as granting you permission to use or display any of the Organizer trademarks (including any logo or brand) or rights in any of their technologies or IP.


By registering and participating in the Hackathon, you indicate your full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and other instructions related to the Hackathon, as well as to our decisions regarding the Hackathon, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements in these Official Rules.

We may modify any provision of these Official Rules, at any time, by posting updated rules at You are responsible for checking this site regularly. Because we will endeavor to provide important notices to you via the e-mail address you have provided at registration, it is important that you regularly check that e-mail address.

Without limiting our rights and remedies, we reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to disqualify any individual or team who: (a) fails to comply with any provision of these Official Rules; (b) cheats or tampers with the operation of the Hackathon, or otherwise acts in a disruptive or inappropriate manner; or (c) engages in conduct that is unlawful, offensive, or otherwise leads us to conclude, at our sole discretion, that public association with you could cause controversy or embarrassment to us or our partners.

In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Hackathon is in our judgment impaired in any way, we may, at our sole discretion, without limitation: (a) suspend the Hackathon to address the impairment and then resume the Hackathon; (b) award the prize according to the criteria set forth above from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment, (c) extend any deadlines, (d) take any other reasonable action as we deem necessary and appropriate to the circumstances, or (e) end the Hackathon prematurely without awarding prizes.

By entering, you agree to release, defend and hold harmless BeMyApp and the organizer our respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of your culpable conduct in the course of the participation in the Hackathon, including, but not limited to: (a) your unauthorized human intervention in the Hackathon; (b) any claim or allegation that your participation in this Hackathon, or your Entry, was in violation of these Official Rules, or that your Entry infringes any copyright, trademark, or any other intellectual property right; (c) disputes between team members; (d) disputes between team members and their employers; and (e) claims relating to damage to persons or property relating in any way to your participation in the Hackathon.

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, our rights and obligations connection with the Hackathon, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the France, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than French.


Personal Data you submit to us when you participate in the Hackathon will be treated in accordance with our Privacy Policy –link- and applicable data protection laws. Your personal data will be collected, processed and used by us for the purpose of conducting the Hackathon, which includes transfers to our affiliates and third parties (e.g. sponsors, partners, BeMyApp as administrator) that may also be located outside of the European Economic Area, for the afore-mentioned purpose. By registering and participating in the Hackathon, you indicate your full and unconditional agreement to these transfers. Data collection, processing and use of your personal data will further be carried out to the extent required for the publicity agreement contained in Section 12. In addition, when you submit information on a website run by a third party in connection with this Hackathon, your information may be used by that third party in accordance with its privacy policy.

You agree that after the Hackathon, you and/or your Entry may be publicized in advertisements related to the Hackathon. These advertisements may be distributed online and posted on our site or third-party websites. You further agree that you may be filmed or photographed while you are participating in the Hackathon and that we may use your name, likeness, photographs, audio-visual footage, comments, and any other record of your participation in the Hackathon for promotional purposes at any time and in any media without any compensation to you.


The Organizer will be liable without limitation in the event of wilful misconduct or gross negligence, in the event that a defect is maliciously concealed, in case of an injury to life, body or health, according to the French Liability Law.

If cardinal duties are infringed due to slight negligence and if, as a consequence, the achievement of the objective of this agreement is endangered, or in case of a slightly negligent failure to comply with duties, the very discharge of which is an essential prerequisite for the proper performance of this agreement, the Organizer’s liability shall be limited to foreseeable direct damage typical for the agreement. In all other respects, any liability for damage caused by slight negligence shall be excluded.

The foregoing limitations of liability in Section 13 also apply in case of claims for damages of a party against the respective other party’s employees, agents or bodies.


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