PITCH YOUR BUSINESS FOR A CHANCE TO WIN UP TO $15,000 IN CASH & PRIZES
Cox Business, in partnership with PitchBR and Baton Rouge Entrepreneur 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.
The Estuary at The Water Institute of the Gulf
1110 S. River Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Happy Hour
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Pitch Event
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 $15,000!
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 first. Get Started Louisiana is limited to businesses with annual revenues below $300,000. Please view legal below.
Applications are open from Monday, Sept. 10 through Sunday, Oct. 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm CT.
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)
Ken Kraft – SVP of Marketing for Cox Business
Ken Kraft is vice president of marketing for Cox Business, Cox Communications’ $1.8 billion division that provides video, voice and data telecommunications services to businesses.
He is responsible for the all B2B marketing including segment marketing, brand, product marketing, pricing, customer education and marketing communications.
He leads a nationwide team tasked with the creation and implementation of marketing strategies and campaigns to further accelerate top line revenue growth and customer retention within Cox Business.
He serves as a senior member of the Cox Business and Cox marketing leadership teams and closely aligns with Cox Business sales, product development and management and business operations organizations.
To Be Announced
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 09/10/2018. 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.