PITCH YOUR BUSINESS FOR A CHANCE TO WIN UP TO $10,000 IN CASH & PRIZES
Cox Business, in partnership with PitchBR and Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship 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
PITCH YOUR BUSINESS FOR A CHANCE TO WIN $10,000 IN PRIZES
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 $10,000!
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. Get Started Louisiana is limited to businesses with annual revenues below $300,000. Please view legal below.
Applications are open from Thursday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Oct. 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm CT.
REGISTER TO ATTEND GET STARTED AS A GUEST
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)
MEET THE GET STARTED LOUISIANA MODERATOR
Monte Danos, Field Marketing Director, Cox Business
Monte Danos is Field Marketing Director for Cox Business in the Southeast Region. In this role, Monte oversees day-to-day marketing operations and product management for business telecom services in the Louisiana and Florida/Georgia market areas. He partners closely with the respective markets’ sales, service delivery, field service, and engineering teams in driving the overall objectives of the organization.
Most recently, Monte served as Sr. Product Marketing Manager for Cox Business Louisiana, where he managed the commercial voice, data, transport, and video product lines in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette. Before joining Cox Business in November 2010, Monte held various product roles on the Cox residential marketing team, including Manager of Video Products for all Louisiana markets, as well as Director of Product Management for the Baton Rouge and Lafayette systems prior to statewide consolidation. Monte has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.
A graduate of Louisiana State University, Monte holds a BA in Mass Communications. His early career as a television news reporter included assignments with the FOX, NBC, and CBS broadcast affiliates in Baton Rouge.