PITCH YOUR BUSINESS FOR A CHANCE TO WIN UP TO $10,000 IN CASH & PRIZES

Cox Business, in partnership with PitchBR and Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week, cordially invite you to be part of #GetStartedLouisiana – our annual live forum and pitch competition bringing together some of the best and brightest minds in our state. The event will feature our state’s hottest and most innovative business ideas, and you can be a part of it all! Pitch your business or attend the event as a guest – below you will find information on ways to get involved.

Companies that have already participated in PitchBR are eligible to apply.

Where:
The Estuary at The Water Institute of the Gulf
1110 S. River Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

When:
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Happy Hour
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Pitch Event

Cost: Complimentary

PITCH YOUR BUSINESS FOR A CHANCE TO WIN $10,000 IN PRIZES

Start-ups, entrepreneurs, and small business owners in Louisiana are invited to apply to Get Started Louisiana for a chance to showcase their savvy business ideas while collecting valuable feedback from a panel of five judges.

Five finalists will be chosen to pitch, with the winning business earning a prize valued at $10,000!

Want to Pitch Your Business Plan or Idea?

In order to qualify for the Cox Business Get Started Louisiana Pitch Competition, you must first apply and qualify. Get Started Louisiana is limited to businesses with annual revenues below $300,000. Please view legal below.

Applications are open from Thursday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Oct. 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm CT.

Come back Thursday, Sept. 20th to submit your pitch or idea.

 

REGISTER TO ATTEND GET STARTED AS A GUEST

Don’t miss this opportunity to network, learn, and celebrate! Watch the pitches and the live Q&A session with the expert panel that follows.

  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and networking
  • 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Program (pitch competition and live Q+A with expert panel)
Register to Attend

MEET THE GET STARTED LOUISIANA MODERATOR

Monte Danos, Field Marketing Director, Cox Business

Monte Danos is Field Marketing Director for Cox Business in the Southeast Region. In this role, Monte oversees day-to-day marketing operations and product management for business telecom services in the Louisiana and Florida/Georgia market areas. He partners closely with the respective markets’ sales, service delivery, field service, and engineering teams in driving the overall objectives of the organization.

Most recently, Monte served as Sr. Product Marketing Manager for Cox Business Louisiana, where he managed the commercial voice, data, transport, and video product lines in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette. Before joining Cox Business in November 2010, Monte held various product roles on the Cox residential marketing team, including Manager of Video Products for all Louisiana markets, as well as Director of Product Management for the Baton Rouge and Lafayette systems prior to statewide consolidation. Monte has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.

A graduate of Louisiana State University, Monte holds a BA in Mass Communications. His early career as a television news reporter included assignments with the FOX, NBC, and CBS broadcast affiliates in Baton Rouge.

 

MEET THE GET STARTED JUDGES

To Be Announced

GET STARTED LOUISIANA SPONSORS

 

 

Rules

You can enter the Contest by visiting the official registration page at http://www.coxblue.com/getstartedlouisiana (the “Website”) and completing all of the required information and following all posted instructions. Contest is open only to legal residents of United States who: (1) are at least 18 years of age; (2) are the owner, principal, or general manager of a business, with annual revenues less than $300,000 that is physically located within a Cox Business Louisiana serviceable area. Entry Period begins 09/20/2018. BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT (1) YOUR MATERIALS ARE NOT CONFIDENTIAL AND NO CONFIDENTIAL OR FIDUCIARY RELATIONSHIP IS INTENDED OR CREATED BY ENTERING THE CONTEST; AND (2) THE CONTEST ENTITIES MAY POSSESS OR COME TO POSSESS INFORMATION THAT IS SIMILAR OR IDENTICAL TO YOUR MATERIALS, AND YOU HEREBY AGREE THAT THE CONTEST ENTITIES MAY USE SUCH SIMILAR OR IDENTICAL INFORMATION WITHOUT LIMITATION, COMPENSATION, OR CREDIT TO YOU. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes subject to Complete Official Rules. To obtain a copy of the winners list or a copy of these Official Rules, send your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to “Cox Business Get Started Louisiana: Network. Learn. Pitch Contest” Winners/Rules, Shana Keith, Cox Communications, Inc., 6205-B Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA 30328. Sponsor: Cox Communications, Inc., d/b/a Cox Business, 6205-B Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA 30328.

About Cox Communications:

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and digital media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in broadband, voice and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For 10 years, Cox has been recognized as a best operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity 12 times. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.