Minority Business Supplier Diversity BizPitch Contest sponsored by Cox Communications

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Name: Minority Business Supplier Diversity BizPitch Contest sponsored by Cox Communications
Date: May 15, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
In today’s competitive economy leveraging your LGBTBE certification is key.  How do you get noticed, contracts or build relationships with Supplier Diversity Managers at major corporations?
The Gulf South LGBT Chamber’s Educational Procurement Spotlight will allow members to talk and learn from one of the Chamber’s largest sponsor for best practices in the proposal process, gaining new contracts and retaining existing contracts.  Learn from Cox Communications’ procurement team, including:
  • Jacob Riherd – Executive Director, Strategic Sourcing
  • Ed Roche – Director, Vendor Management
  • Jenny Williams – Manager, Vendor Management
  • Michael Glorioso – Senior Manager Business Process & Supplier Diversity Lead for Southeast Region 
In addition, opportunity provided to participate in the Shark Tank Contest.  All Gulf South LGBT Chamber members, as well as LGBT-owned businesses are eligible to compete (click the links below for the Shark Tank Pitch Guidelines and Application).       

Shark Tank Pitch Guidelines
  1. Register on-line HERE and complete a brief application.  All applications must be completed/submitted by Sunday, April 28th
  2. Top 3 applicants will be selected by the Chamber and Cox Communications to present their pitch during the event on Wednesday, May 15th.
  3. Pitches cannot exceed 5 minutes.  Finalists are expected to deliver approximately five minutes’ worth of content.
  4. Each pitch will be followed by a five-minute question/answer session with the judges (from Cox Communications), who will ask questions or clarification regarding the pitch.
  5. All pitches will be judged on four criteria: innovative idea, passion for their business plan, demonstration of competitive advantage, and response to the judge’s questions.
Event Media:
La Quinta Inn & Suites - New Orleans Airport (Kenner)
2610 Williams Blvd.
Kenner, La. 70062
Date/Time Information:
Wednesday May 15th, 2019 
6:00pm - 7:30pm
This is event is free to members and corporate sponsors of the Gulf South LGBT Chamber of Commerce and $10 for non-members.  Food and drinks will be provided. 
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