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Get Started Louisiana - COX Business in Partnership with PitchBR

  • The Estuary at the Water Institute of the Gulf 1110 South River Road Baton Rouge, LA, 70802 United States (map)
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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.

Where:
The Estuary at The Water Institute of the Gulf
1110 S. River Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

When:
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Happy Hour
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Pitch Event

Cost: Complimentary

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 Pitch Your Idea

 

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)

Register to Attend

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.