Get Started Omaha



Cox Business and cordially invite you to Get Started Omaha (#GetStartedOmaha) , a live forum and pitch competition that will bring together some of the best and brightest minds in the greater metro area.

Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or a small business owner looking to expand, all are welcome to participate in this unique opportunity.

  • This event is FREE to attend  and open to the public but you must register to attend. 
  • Complimentary cocktails & networking reception
  • Complimentary Valet Parking

A live panel will be followed by a pitch competition featuring five local businesses vying for a cash prizes and a Cox Business technology package valued at up to $8,500!

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Up To $8,500 In Prizes

Get Started Omaha will highlight up to five entrepreneurs who will pitch their idea to a distinguished panel of experts. One winner will be named to receive a prize package valued at up to $8,500. 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.

Pitch Submissions Are Now Closed – Please Check Back To See Selected Finalists


Whether you’re a new start-up or looking to grow your current business with a new idea, join us to learn from  a star-studded panel of experts to turn that idea into a revenue generating success.

Get Started Omaha’s distinguished panelists include:

  • Kris Frieswick– Senior Editor –
  • Ken Kraft –  VP, Marketing – Cox Business
  • Britt Michealian – Host of the Mass Amplify Show – CEO of Soluma Productions
  • Dean DeBiase Chairman, Reboot Partners & AKTA Host of Reboot Stories and Dancing with Startups


    To attend the event, please register early. Seating is limited.

    Don’t want to compete? You still have an amazing opportunity to learn from our experts on how to secure funding, leverage digital media and get attention by the right influencers. We’ll spend time answering your questions in an interactive Q&A after the competition, so don’t miss it!

     Thursday, April 30th, 2015

    Where: Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St., Omaha, Nebraska


    • 5:30-6:30 p.m.:  Cocktails, heavy appetizers, and networking
    • 6:30 -7:45 p.m.:  Program including pitch competition and panel discussion
    • 7:45 – 8:30 p.m.:  Coffee, dessert, and more networking

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

    Register To Attend



    You can enter the Contest by visiting the official registration page at (the “Website”) and completing all of the required information and following all posted instructions. Contest is open only to legal residents of Omaha, Nebraska 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 3/18/15. 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 Omaha: 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.