WEST WARWICK, R.I., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Designed to support and spur the success of local entrepreneurship, Cox Business is bringing "Get Started RI" to Rhode Island at 5:30 p.m., October 1 at the Squantum Association in East Providence.
Co-sponsored by Inc. Magazine, the event will highlight up to five businesses or entrepreneurs who will pitch their ideas to the panel of experts. One winner will be named that day to receive $10,000 in Cox Business technology, as well as additional prizes. Local small businesses that are unable to compete are encouraged to attend this free event for networking and learning opportunities from accomplished leaders in digital marketing, media, funding and business growth strategy.
Venture capitalist Josh Linkner (@joshlinkner), author and start-up adviser Porter Gale (@portergale), Mojotech founder and CEO Nick Kishfy (@kishfy), and Alison Fass (@alliefass) of Inc. will be providing the expert, real-time feedback. Fass will also moderate the discussion. Although each panelist will bring unique perspectives in achieving success, they will have one common focus at the event: to provide guidance and advice that will make a difference in these entrepreneurs' lives.
Businesses and individuals interested in pitching their business idea can visit coxblue.com/getstartedri to enter. Cox Business will select up to five finalists who will present their pitch live on October 1. Finalists will have two minutes to pitch their business idea, with the panel providing immediate feedback and determining the winner.
Finalists will be determined by innovation, ease of implementation, and the benefit it brings the local community. The official rules for Get Started can be found at coxblue.com/getstartedri.
SOURCE Cox Communications