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Cox Business Announces Get Started Medical Pitch Contest in Partnership with Ochsner Lafayette General, Opportunity Machine

Six entrepreneurs and medical startups will pitch their innovative medical solutions before a panel of judges for a chance to win a $20,000 cash prize as part of the first all-virtual Cox Business Get Started Medical event.

Posted: Oct 20, 2020 12:11 PM

LOUISIANA –Six entrepreneurs and medical startups will pitch their innovative medical solutions before a panel of judges for a chance to win a $20,000 cash prize as part of the first all-virtual Cox Business Get Started Medical event.

Presented in partnership with Ochsner Lafayette General and Opportunity Machine, the event will take place on Thursday, October 29 at 6:30 p.m. as a part of Innovate South and will feature a pre-event discussion with the Trailblazers at 5:45 p.m. To register to attend both events, visit innovatesouth.org.

Each contestant will have three minutes to pitch their idea. Ken Kraft, SVP Cox Business Marketing & Sales Operation will host Get Started Medical. He will be joined by a panel of judges who will follow up with questions and observations. This year’s judges are:

Aimee Quirk – CEO of innovationOchsner, Ochsner Health System

Trivia Frazier – President and CEO of Obatala Science, Inc.

Dr. Lawrence Simon, MD – Regional Medical Director, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana

Bryan Arkwright – Vice President of Innovation, SCP Health

Josh Sommer – Vice President of New Growth, Cox Communications

These experts will review each of the plans and select a winner based on innovation, ease of implementation and consumer/community benefit.

To learn more about Get Started Medical, visit www.getstartedmedical. To register to attend, visit innovatesouth.org.

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