Cox Business Presents Gainesville Start-up Showcase in Partnership with StartupGNV and The Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention.

Innovation is thriving in Gainesville and it’s time to celebrate. Gainesville Start-up Showcase will give entrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of experts in the hopes of winning a $10,000 cash prize and an automatic semi-finalist spot in the prestigious 2020 Cade Prize. Gainesville Start-up Showcase will take place in conjunction with CelebrateGNV year-end event. To pitch your business or idea and event details, see information below.  


Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention 

811 South Main St 

Gainesville, FL 32601 


Thursday, Nov. 21st  

5:30 p.m. Networking/Cocktail Hour & Start-up Showcase

6:30 p.m. CelebrateGNV program 

8:30 p.m. Event Ends 

Register to Pitch

Candidates interested in pitching their idea can apply online from Monday, September 9th until 11:59 p.m. CST Friday, October 18th.


Up to ten finalists will be chosen to pitch to a panel of judges prior to the start of CelebrateGNV, and the winning business will win a $10,000 cash prize and an automatic entry into the semi-final round of the 2020 Cade Prize.

Contestants will be given two-and-a-half minutes each to pitch their idea. Pitches will be scored and the winner will be announced during CelebrateGNV.

For more information about CelebrateGNV and ticket details, visit startupgnv.com  


You can enter the Contest by visiting the official registration page at http://www.gainesvillestartupshowcase.com(the “Website”) and completing all of the required information and following all posted instructions. The 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, that is physically located within the United States. Candidates interested in pitching their idea can apply online from Monday, September 9th until 11:59 p.m. CST October 18th. 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 Gainesville Startup Showcase” Winners/Rules, Martin Jones, 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. Click Here to See Full Rules

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.