Six Local Startups Take the Stage at Get Started Arizona


Cox Business, in partnership with Startup Tucson and Idea Funding, selected six finalists for the 2017 Get Started Arizona business pitch competition. Each startup will have three minutes to deliver their best pitch “Shark Tank” style to an illustrious panel of small business experts to win a $25,000 prize package. Audience members will vote for their favorite startup to receive the Audience Choice Award and $1,000. Tucson residents can register to join the live audience free at

Tuesday, October 17 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

·         6:45 p.m.: live pitching from small businesses begins

·         8:00 p.m.: winner announced

Leo Rich Theater, 260 South Church Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701

Finalists include Oat Mama, PlasmaGlide, Saccadous, Hivemetric, Emagine Solutions Technology and Lum.AI.

The expert business evaluators include:

o   Rod Lewis, Director of Marketing, Cox Business – Moderator

o   Greg Teesdale, Entrepreneur and CFO, Tempronics

o   Remy Arteaga, Director, McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Arizona

o   Tom Curzon, Partner, Osborn Maledon

o   Cindy Jordan, Entrepreneur and Founder, Pyx Health

o   Angela Kapp, Board Director of Crew Knitwear and aCommerce