8th Annual Liftoff Houston

City of Houston

Liftoff Houston Start-Up Business Plan Competition

  • The Liftoff Houston Start-Up Business Plan Competition engages and empowers Houstonians to achieve their dream of owning a business.
  • The competition provides aspiring entrepreneurs with access to the essential tools, resources and support necessary to develop a sound business plan, as a first step towards this goal.
  • The five month long competition consists of four stages: orientation, workshops, mentoring, and business pitching.

Click Here to Apply!


Participate, learn and compete for a chance to pitch your business plan

in one of the three business categories: Innovation, Product, and Service.

Pitch Day will be on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 at 10 AM.

To qualify,

  • applicants must live within Houston City limits and the business must operate in the City of Houston.
  • the business should be for-profit, less than a year old, and earned $10K or less in revenue.

Participants must attend one orientation meeting which will be held on

AUGUST 3, 5, 8,or 10 for your convenience.

Application deadline: MONDAY, AUGUST 10 at 11:59 PM.

SBA Houston District Office

8701 S Gessner Rd #1200
Houston, TX 77074
Phone: (713) 773-6500

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