Pitch to Win Over $17,000 IN PRIZES
Get Started Las Vegas 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 $17,000 in prizes including a one year Cox Business technology package.
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.
- $2,500 Cash
- 1 year Cox Business services worth up to $5,000
- Cox Media Professional Production Services worth up to $2,000
- 1 full-page ad from Vegas Inc showcasing your company product/service worth $3,000
- Up to $3,100 in services from Heartland Payment Systems
- $500 of services from Work in Progress
REGISTER TO PITCH YOUR BUSINESS or IDEA
Whether you’re a start-up or looking to grow your current business with a new idea, join us to learn from an esteemed panel of experts to turn that idea into a revenue generating success.
In our pitch competition, you’ll get the chance to win a prize package valued at over $17,000
Register To Pitch
For the first time, Cox Business will be conducting Get Started U in Las Vegas – a separate pitch competition for college student owned businesses that will take place together with Get Started Las Vegas.
Four Get Started U finalists will be selected to pitch their collegiate business plan during the pre-event networking and attendees will text-to-vote to select who will join the other 5 finalists and pitch to a panel of business experts including Shaan Patel, a recent Shark Tank winner! The Get Started U winner will be awarded a business coaching package from Pitch Maps valued at $3,000.
REGISTER TO ATTEND & WATCH THE COMPETITION
Cox Business is bringing Get Started to Las Vegas (#GetStartedVegas) , in partnership with Inc.
- WHEN: Thursday, September 15th, 2016 from 5:30pm – 9:00pm
- WHERE: Rain Nightclub at the Palms Casino Resort 4321 West Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89103
- ADMISSION: This event is FREE and open to the public but you must register to attend.
Reception and Networking
Complimentary cocktails & hors d’oeuvres at one of the best networking events you’ll attend this year! (served before and after the competition)
Registration is now open – Limited Seating – Reserve Your Seat Now
Ken Kraft, Vice President, Cox Business Marketing – Cox Communications
Ken Kraft is vice president of marketing for Cox Business, Cox Communications’ $1.9 billion division that provides video, voice and data telecommunications services to businesses of all sizes. In this role, Kraft is responsible for segment marketing, demand generation, brand, product marketing, pricing, digital marketing, and marketing communications to accelerate new customer acquisition and customer retention.
MEET OUR EXPERT PANELISTS
Allen Vance, owner of Work In Progress
As the owner of Work In Progress, a coworking and meeting space in Las Vegas, Allen has a tremendous passion for creating environments and connections that help small businesses and start-ups succeed.
This passion is a culmination of years spent as an executive within large international banking and resort companies. Allen decided to combine his desire of trying and experimenting with new concepts and technologies by starting Let’s Rally, a full-service digital agency.
While the commitment to both companies takes up most of his time, Allen enjoys rooting for Duke basketball, his graduate school, with his wife and two young children.
Laura Lorber, Executive Editor of Inc.com
Laura Lorber is Executive Editor of Inc.com, the website for Inc. Magazine, in New York, where she oversees a team of editors and reporters, as well as the Inc.com Columnist Network. Laura is an award-winning business journalist. Past roles include Executive Editor Online at Entrepreneur Magazine, Assistant News Editor at The Wall Street Journal Online and Managing Editor of CareerJournal.com. She is a graduate of Rutgers University and lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Shaan Patel, founder of Prep Expert
Shaan Patel is the founder of Prep Expert SAT & ACT Preparation, a #1 bestselling author, an MD/MBA student at Yale and USC, and winner of a Shark Tank deal with billionaire Mark Cuban. He raised his own SAT score from average to perfect and developed online and in-person courses to teach students his methods at prepexpert.com
Tim Washer, stand-up comedian, a video producer, and corporate humorist
Tim studied improv under Amy Poehler, comedy writing with Tom Purcell, executive producer of The Colbert Report, and has appeared on SNL, Conan O’Brien, Onion Sports Network, and HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. He’s emceed events featuring Pixar CEO John Lasseter, Emmy-Winner Tony Hale (VEEP, Arrested Development) and Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu.
Tim has performed at corporate events for IBM, Cisco, Deloitte, CDC, Google and The White House. His award-winning corporate work has been featured in The New York Times, WSJ, Ad Age, ADWEEK, and Fast Company. He has presented at Content Marketing World Sydney, SXSW and Forrester’s CMO Council. He holds an MBA from McCombs at UT Austin, where he majored in PowerPoint.
Get Started Las Vegas Sponsors
You can enter the Contest by visiting the official registration page at www.coxblue.com/getstartedlasvegas/ (the “Website”) and completing all of the required information and following all posted instructions. Contest is open only to legal residents of Las Vegas Nevada 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 09/12/16. 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 Las Vegas: 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.