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• Judges from around the world will participate in the CIC  to evaluate the Teams.

• Judges will be experienced and have skill sets which qualify them to carry out the judging of business models and other materials submitted by Teams of the CIC.

• Judges in both phases will score the projects according to the judging criteria and templates in these Rules and Terms of Reference.

• Judges will provide feedback to assist the participating Teams in identifying areas for improvement.

• Judges will determine their scores independently and will not discuss their scores or opinions with other individuals or judges.

• Judges agree to score Teams fully and impartially based on the technical quality and presentation of the project plan and the Teams’ performance during the competition and without regard to nationality, age, education or other discriminatory factors.

• All judges agree to terms of confidentiality prior to judging the business model, and they agree to abide by the CIC Rules and Terms of Reference established and published by YABT. 

• Mentors cannot be judges. If this is unavoidable or if there is a potential conflict of interest, they should remove themselves from judging the Team to which they are assigned.

• The YABT and sponsors will appoint an Evaluation Committee to coordinate the work of the judges and the review process during both phases of the CIC