September 24, 2014
Cox Communications and Inc.com are co-sponsoring an incredible event, Get Started Vegas (#GetStartedLV) at Rain Nightclub. This is a one-time, pitch-based event for Las Vegas startups, small business owners, and entrepreneurs to share their current business plan. Expert judges will select a winner who will receive a Cox Business technology and media package worth $15,000. The judges are from Inc.com, Cisco Systems, Detroit Venture Partners and Trend Nation LLC.
Thursday, September 25 at 5:30 PM, this free event is being held at Rain Nightclub at the Palms Casino Resort. Although online registrations have closed, walk-ups are welcome, as local businesses not competing are encouraged to attend this free event for networking and learning opportunities from accomplished leaders in digital marketing, funding and business growth strategy.
The event consists of a networking portion where attendees can mix with the presenting startups. When the competition begins, the 5 pitching finalists will have 2 and a half minutes each to pitch their business to an expert panel and an audience of approximately 200 people. The expert panel will then give each entrepreneur 5 minutes of feedback. The panelists will select a winner based on innovation, ease of implementation and the benefit it brings to the local community. Update: The audience will also cast live votes using the Wedgies polling tool.
The pitch competitors are:
Design by Numbers is an affordable online approach to Interior Design. We
create out custom unique mood boards so u can see the design of your new room, and send
you a shopping list and everything you need to complete the design. It’s like paint by numbers
only for your home. We hope to expand and create a web application and related mobile app
to make our services even more affordable to you!
EM Shield develops, manufactures and markets products that make it easy and affordable
to reduce your personal exposure to harmful wireless radiation, from devices such as cell phones,
laptops and smart meters, which can cause adverse health effects ranging from infertility to
cancer, and that the World Health Organization designates as a Class 2B carcinogen.
The potential market for our products is very large because of the popularity of wireless
technology and the fact this radiation affects everyone. All of our products have been tested at
UCLA for their effectiveness. Even better: most of our products are made in the USA.
Sharetown is a simple, safe, and convenient way to buy, sell, rent or share goods or
services with family, friends, and neighbors. Sharetown allows individuals to earn extra money
by renting out items or selling items they own to people who need them. Sharetown is a great
alternative to ownership; it allows people to save money, make money, protect the environment,
and be neighborly. Sharetown also enables locally focused brands and websites to utilize the
platform to facilitate local peer to peer social commerce, renting, and sharing on their websites.
It’s On Me is the coolest new way to send someone a gift in real time for consumers
who spent $134 Billion dollars in gift cards last year. Social Media platforms like Facebook
are sending out 50 million birthday alerts a day, every single day. Consumers are ready and
looking for a Real-Time Gifting solution allowing them to say “Thanks” or “Congrats” to anyone,
Our B2B2C platform creates new revenue streams and marketing opportunities supporting
local brick and mortar businesses at full retail price which is why many have called us the Anti
We are based in Las Vegas and have grown from a platform sending out 1000 gifts a month to
100,000 gifts a month in the last year.
Michaela’s Decadent Desserts introduces Cakepushers, a one-of-a-kind
dessert featuring a variety of cakes layered with frosting inside of a clear plastic pushup
container. They are sold individually or by multiple units and are also featured in edible
cake bouquets which consist of adding these Cakepushers to flower arrangements while also
including chocolate-dipped strawberries. This combination is a new trend in desserts and
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