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  • Business Pitch Competition
     September 24, 2015
     5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Get Started is back in Rhode Island! #GetStartedRI

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Get Started RI, Cox Business’s fast-paced & fun business pitch competition, is back for 2015. Similar to ABC’s Shark Tank, Get Started RI will feature local businesses and entrepreneurs presenting their ideas and innovations to a panel of experts. The winning business will receive $10,000 in prizes!

The event starts at 5:00 p.m. September 24 at the Harbor Lights Country Club in Warwick. This FREE event is perfect for networking and learning opportunities from accomplished leaders in digital marketing, funding and business growth strategy.

  • This event is FREE to attend and open to the public but you must register to attend.
  • Complimentary cocktails & networking reception – before and after the competition!

Local businesses pitching their ideas are CBC, Deelish Skin, Movin, Ocean State Smoked Fish Company, Primal DM and XactSense.

The judging panelists include Kim Anderson, president of Ava Anderson Non Toxic; Steve DeOssie, retired NFL player and co-owner of Fred & Steve’s Steakhouse; Ken Kraft, vice president of marketing for Cox Business; James Ledbetter, editor at Inc. Magazine; and Ted Nesi, WPRI news.

We’ve also made it simple for you to share Get Started RI on your own social networks. Just click on the appropriate link to post on Facebook, retweet, or share on LinkedIn.


Event Sponsors:

Providence Business News

Cumulus Providence

Event Partners:

Ava Anderson Non Toxic
Social Enterprise Greenhouse
Hatch Entrepreneurial Center
Hope & Main
Central RI Chamber of Commerce
East Providence Chamber of Commerce
Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce
Newport Chamber of Commerce
Northern RI Chamber of Commerce
Roger Williams University
University of Rhode Island

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Venue Phone: 401-737-6353

Venue Website:

150 Gray Street, Warwick, Rhode Island, 02889, United States



Located on scenic Warwick Neck, Harbor Lights is Rhode Island’s premier recreational destination.  Whether you arrive by land or by sea, visit to enjoy golf, swim, dine, celebrate a special occasion, or simply relax with family and friends.  Open to the public – Harbor Lights is like nowhere else!

Par & Tackle: Featuring a Farm-To-Table menu and full bar, with a grand stone fireplace lounge, plentiful seating, and spectacular and panoramic golf course and bay views, perfect to watch the sunset or have dinner with friends.




TikiBar: Our pool-side TikiBar serves up generous cocktails, along with fast-casual fare at Tiki Truck – “Street Tacos meets Shore Dinner Hall”.  Daily pool passes available. Check out the calendar for this season’s entertainment schedule!

Golf: Rolling fairways, and expansive, stunning views of Narragansett Bay make this a unique public 9-hole golf course for all skill levels. Lessons and instructional leagues are also available.

And Much More…