Liftoff Houston

2017 Liftoff Houston Business Plan Competition!

The City of Houston and Capital One Bank are hosting the fifth year of the Liftoff Houston Business Plan Competition: a program that is launching new businesses today, for a better Houston tomorrow!  The Liftoff Houston Business Plan Competition is designed to encourage Houstonians to achieve the goal of business ownership while contributing to the local growth and sustainability of the Houston economy.

The application is now closed.  To learn about the competition and application requirements, visit Liftoff Houston's website or call 832-393-0954.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 6 PM - 8 PM
Julia Ideson Building | 550 McKinney St., 77002
Meldrum Room

Join us and our contestants to learn about the steps you need to follow on financing your start-up business. You can also view the webinar on and our Facebook/houstonlibrary.

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2016 Winners - $10,000 Prizes

2016 Winner Biographies

Product Category

HPL Lyndsey BrantleyCamellia Alise - Lyndsey Brantley (owner)
Camellia Alise is an all natural, 100% vegan, unisex shaving system created to help eliminate ingrown hairs and other skin irritation associated with the shaving and waxing processes.


Service Category

HPL Awesome Bites CompanyAwesome Bites Company - Jennifer Thai and Rodolfo Rivera (owners)
Awesome Bites Company is an allergy friendly and health conscious bakery in Houston, Texas, born from the belief that we deserve food made with better ingredients that are safe to share with others.

Innovation Category

HPL SpenDebtSpenDebt - Kiley Summers (owner)
SpenDebt is a financial technology company designed to assist people to payoff debt by leveraging micro payments through everyday purchases.​ 

2016 Fan Favorite - $500 Prize

Grant Source – Allen Thornton (owner)
Grant Source is a mobile app that helps find grants and the resources to secure them, attached to a modern advertising platform for businesses.

More information

Liftoff Houston | Email | 2016 Winner Bios | Telephone: 832-393-0954

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