“Shark Tank” Style Pitch Day at the Liftoff Houston Start-Up Business Plan Competition

HOUSTON -Nine finalists will participate in a “Shark Tank” style presentation during the Liftoff Houston Start-Up Business Plan Pitch Day Competition. Based on the pitches, judges will select the best business plans in three categories Product, Service, and Innovation. The winner of each category will receive $10,000 for his or her business plan. Everyone is invited to this free event.

Liftoff Houston Start-Up Business Plan Competition program is sponsored by Capital Bank One, City of Houston’s Office of Business Opportunity, and the Houston Public Library.

The event will be streamed live and viewers online as well as in person will be able to vote their favorite pitches using their digital device, as part of the Fan Favorite award.

Emmy Award-Winner Rushion McDonald will be Master of Ceremony

This year’s nine finalist are:

Product Category
Beat Wines, Matthew Tessler
Accel Lifestyle, LLC, Megan Eddings
Mr. & Mrs. Sheets, Peter Bunce

Innovation Category
Katz Water Technology, Gary Katz
Wanderlust Houston, Deidre Mathis
Core Stimulations, Jonathan Avila

Service Category
Lotus-Box, Kuan Zhao
The Chill Spot, Inc., Eddie Lambert
4.0 GPA, Henry Keculah

WHEN:   November 17, 2017 from 6 PM to 9 PM

WHERE:  Julia Ideson Building | 550 McKinney, St., 77002 | 832-393-1662

About the Competition
The Liftoff Houston Start-up 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. Anyone interested in learning to create a business plan and go through the process can do so at no charge and achieve their dream.

About the Houston Public Library
The Houston Public Library (HPL) operates 35 neighborhood libraries, four HPL Express Libraries, a Central Library, the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, The African American Library at the Gregory School, and the Parent Resource Library located in the Children’s Museum of Houston. With more than eight million visits per year in person and online, HPL is committed to excellent customer service and equitable access to information and programs by providing library customers with free use of a diverse collection of printed materials and electronic resources, Internet, laptop and computer use, and a variety of database and reference resources with live assistance online 24/7.

For further information visit the Houston Public Library at www.houstonlibrary.org or on Twitter @houstonlibrary or call 832-393-1313.