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City of Houston's Office of Business Opportunity

Liftoff Houston is the City of Houston's annual business plan competition aimed to empower Houstonians with business workshops and mentorship to create a business plan, start a business, and potentially win some money along the way. Capital One Bank is the key sponsor for this event providing cash prizes totaling $30,000.

To be eligible, applicants must be in the start-up phase of their business which means they either must have a developed business idea or have a business in operation for less than one year with revenue of less than $10,000. Contestants must live in the Houston city limits with their business in the Houston city limits.

This year there will be three award categories: Product, Service, and Innovation.
1. $10,000 - Awarded for top "Product" Based Business Plan (Retail, resale, merchandise, etc.)
2. $10,000 - Awarded for top "Service" Based Business Plan (Food, labor, consulting, etc.)
3. $10,000 - Awarded for top "Innovation" Based Business Plan (Software, inventions, new market businesses, etc.)

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