Get Started is a program by Cox Business and Inc. Magazine to help entrepreneurs and small businesses gain visibility in their local communities, network, and learn from their peers, while competing for a cash and technology prize package. Leading with a content-rich, compelling live event concept similar to the hit show Shark Tank, five finalists pitch their business ideas in front of a live audience and well-known experts from across the country to gain valuable feedback. The winner of Get Started is determined by the experts that judge each pitch on innovation, ease of implementation, and community impact. This exciting live event leaves attendees, finalists, and judges inspired, informed, and fired up about the local entrepreneurial community.


Are you a Louisiana-based entrepreneur interested in pitching in this competition? Apply here through Friday, February 24 at 11:59pm CT.


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Tom Cox
Founder & CEO
Louis M. Freeman Jr. Innovation Catalyst
Ken Kraft Cox Business
Senior Vice President - Marketing & Sales Operations
Steven M. Rowley Cox Communications
Executive Vice President, Cox Business