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2018 Winners

“Liftoff Houston!” Business Plan Competition Selected Three Prize Winners Receiving Awards Totalling $30,000 

Sponsored by Capital One Bank in partnership with the Houston Public Library (HPL) and the Office of Business Opportunity (OBO), the 2018 Liftoff Houston! Start-up Business Plan Competition started with 495 registered participants. On Saturday, November 3rd, nine (9) Houston potential start-up business finalists competed with  the top three winners of each category winning $10,000 to assist with starting their  business.
 
The winners of  each category are:
 
Innovation – Social Bevy, Inc., founded by Alphonso Roundtree, is a mobile concierge service that consolidates multiple platforms to connect users to events and activities tailored to their individual tastes.
 
Product – Olympus Watches, founded by Christopher Wan & Jenna Zhang. Olympus watches will utilize damaged parts from luxury vehicles to create timepieces.
 
Service - The Block of Greater Houston, owned by Lauren Wiggins, is an adult special needs day program.