Five local entrepreneurs and three college entrants compete in Get Started pitch competition

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Cox News Advisory2

Sept. 12, 2016

Juergen Barbusca, Manager of Communications
Cox Communications – Las Vegas
(702) 545-1004,

Five local entrepreneurs and three college entrants compete in Get Started pitch competition featuring Shark Tank winner and Las Vegan Shaan Patel

WHO: Cox Business, Inc. magazine and Shaan Patel

WHAT: Five local entrepreneurs will compete as finalists to pitch their big idea to a distinguished panel of experts – including Shark Tank winner Shaan Patel – at the third instalment of Get Started Las Vegas. The finalists include Fork & Spoon, Higher Ground Produce, Remmedy Corporation, Stroller Costumes, and Twambit Technologies.

One winner of Get Started Las Vegas will be named to receive cash and prizes valued at over $17,000 including a one year Cox Business technology package. In addition, one of the three collegiate entrants with big ideas of their own will win a coaching package valued at $3,000 during Get Started U.

Get Started LV finalists will be given two-and-a-half minutes on stage in front of a studio audience to convincingly pitch their business plan to five distinguished judges including Shaan Patel. See complete judge listing here. The winner of Get Started U will be selected by the audience through text-to-vote polling. A designated area of the event room will contain booths with displays, demos and information on each candidate’s product or service.

Shaan Patel spent part of his childhood and schooling in Las Vegas. Through focused preparation, he achieved the perfect score of 2400 on his SAT. Patel was admitted to prestigious universities, earned a multitude of scholarships and established Prep Expert, an SAT preparation course. His presentation on Shark Tank won him the support of a celebrity backer.

WHERE: Get Started Las Vegas and Get Started U will take place at Rain Nightclub at the Palms Casino Resort.

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 15 with reception/networking including complimentary cocktails & hors d’oeuvres at 5:30p and pitching activities from 6:30p to 8:30p.

WHY: Get Started Las Vegas and Get Started U are pitching competitions that provide an opportunity to entrepreneurs, small business owners, college students and great idea people to interface with industry experts and peers. It provides a unique local platform for Southern Nevada’s entrepreneurs to tell their story.

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