Get Started – NOVA


Get Started Is Coming To NOVA (Herndon VA)

Cox Business is bringing “Get Started NOVA” (#GetStartedNOVA) to Herndon, VA,  in partnership with Inc. magazine on Thursday, August 21st, 2014 at the CIT Building 2214 Rock Hill Rd. Herndon, Virginia Registration for the event is now open.

  • This event is FREE to attend  and open to the public but you must register to attend. 
  • Complimentary cocktails & networking reception – before and after the competition! 
  • Complimentary Parking

Registration is now open – Limited Seating  – Reserve Your  Seat Now

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Over $10,000 In Cash & Prizes!

Get Started NOVA will highlight up to five entrepreneurs who will pitch their idea to a distinguished panel of experts. One winner will be named to receive over $10,000  in prizes  including a one year Cox Business technology package.

Prize package includes:

  • $5,000 cash from Cox Business
  • 1 year of telecom services from Cox Business
  • 1 year subscription package to the Washington Business Journal
  • 1 year membership in the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce
  • 1 year membership in the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • An appearance on Cox Connections, right here on Cox channel ­74 in NOVA!

Local businesses not competing are encouraged to attend this free event for networking and learning opportunities from accomplished leaders in digital marketing, funding and business growth strategy.

Register To Pitch Your Business

Registration to pitch your business is now closed



Get Started NOVA’s four distinguished panelists include: 

Moderator Kris Frieswick, Senior Editor, Inc, Ted Rubin, Social Marketing Strategist, Keynote Speaker, Brand Evangelist, and Chief Marketing Officer of Brand Innovator, Josh Linker, Author of Disciplined Dreaming, CEO and managing partner of Detroit Venture Partners, Michael Bare, President of Bare International

Each panelist is designed to bring a unique expertise to ensure finalists receive advice in many aspects of starting a business.

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Rules: You can enter the Contest by visiting the official registration page at www.coxblue.comgetstartednova/ (the “Website”) and completing all of the required information and following all posted instructions. Contest is open only to legal residents of Virginia who: (1) are at least 18 years of age; (2) are the owner, principal, or general manager of a business that is physically located within a Cox Business serviceable area. Entry Period begins 7/22/14. 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 winner’s list or a copy of these Official Rules, send your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to “Cox Business Get Started NOVA: Network. Learn. Pitch Contest” Winners/Rules, Shana Keith, Cox Communications, Inc., 1400 Lake Hearn Drive, Atlanta, GA 30319. Sponsor: Cox Communications, Inc., d/b/a Cox Business, 1400 Lake Hearn Drive, Atlanta, GA 30319.