MANCHESTER, Conn., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Designed to support and spur the success of local entrepreneurship, Cox Business is bringing "Get Started CT" to the Connecticut Business Expo at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 6 in partnership with Inc. Magazine.
Co-sponsored by Mozy, Cox's partner for delivering leading cloud backup solutions to customers, the event will highlight up to four businesses or entrepreneurs who will pitch their ideas to the panel of experts. One winner will be named that day to receive $5,000 in Cox Business technology. 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), CEO of eTouches and "Inc. 5000" winner Lenora Valvo (@etouchesCEO), inbound marketing expert David Donlan (@ddonlan) of HubSpot, and editor of The Hartford Business Journal, Norm Bell (@HartfordBiz) will be providing the expert, real-time feedback. Eric Markowitz (@EricMarkowitz) of Inc. will be moderating 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/get-started to enter. Cox Business will select up to four finalists who will present their pitch live on June 6 during the Connecticut Business Expo. 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. "Get Started CT" will begin at 9:30 a.m. on the Connecticut Business Expo floor.
The official rules for the "Get Started CT" event can be found at http://bit.ly/12Qh2BU
SOURCE Cox Business