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Get Started Tucson
October 27 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cox Business Accepting Nominations for Get Started Tucson
Local startup business will compete for a $25,000 prize
Tucson – Get Started Tucson, the small business pitch competition hosted by Cox Business, Startup Tucson and Inc. Magazine, returns to Tucson for a third year on October 27, 2016 at Tucson Electric Power at 88 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85701.
This year, Cox has joined with Startup Tucson to provide entrepreneurs, business leaders and employees with a deep and wide array of education by including the pitch event into IdeaFunding at the TENWEST Festival.
During Get Started Tucson, local southern Arizona startups and small businesses will compete for a $25,000 first place cash prize plus a technology package provided by Cox Business, a $5,000 cash prize for the Social Impact Award from the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, and a $1,000 cash prize for the Social Media Award winner, courtesy of Startup Tucson.
Self-nominations are free, and are now being accepted through 5 p.m. October 17, 2016 at https://www.coxblue.com/getstartedtucson/. Up to eight finalists will be chosen by Cox Business and Inc. Magazine and will present their pitches on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 5-9 p.m. to a panel of small business experts and a live audience of their peers.
“Cox Business is pleased to support local entrepreneurs in our community. We encourage businesses to self-nominate for the opportunity to pitch their idea at Get Started Tucson. It is free to submit a nomination, and the panel is eager to review the future businesses that will be an integral part of Tucson’s community,” said Larry Silver, Director of Cox Business in Southern Arizona.
Registration to be part of the live audience at Get Started Tucson, as well as the full week of business and innovation content at IdeaFunding and TENWEST, is now open. Passports can be purchased for $35 at http://www.tenwest.com/tickets/ and will provide attendees entry into the full week of technology, arts, community and entrepreneurship content taking place from October 21 to October 28, 2016.
By attending Get Started Tucson, IdeaFunding and TENWEST, attendees will be able to participate in an interactive Q&A sessions, learn how to secure funding, leverage digital media, attract the attention of the right influencers, and much more!