Get Started Rhode Island – Oct 1st


Get Started Is Coming To Rhode Island

Cox Business is bringing “Get Started Rhode Island” (#GetStartedRI) to Rhode Island,  in partnership with Inc. magazine on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at The Squantum Association , 947 Veterans Memorial Parkway Riverside, Rhode Island. 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! 

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

Eventbrite - Get Started Rhode Island

Up to $10,000 In Cash & Prizes!

Get Started Rhode Island will highlight up to five entrepreneurs who will pitch their idea to a distinguished panel of experts. One winner will be named to receive up to $10,000  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.

Whether you’re a 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 Rhode Island’s four distinguished panelists include:



  • Alison Fass – Deputy Editor –
  • Porter Gale – Author of Your Network is Your Net Worth. Former VP of Marketing/Virgin America. Speaker/ Start-up Advisor.
  • Josh Linkner – Author, Disciplined Dreaming; CEO and managing partner, Detroit Venture Partners
  • Nick Kishfy – Founder & CEO, Mojotech


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 (the “Website”) and completing all of the required information and following all posted instructions. Contest is open only to legal residents of Rhode Island 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 8/18/14. 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 Rhode Island: 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.