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December 11, 2013

Liftoff Houston! Business Competition
Winner Selection and Celebration
Friday, December 13, 2013

Join Mayor Annise Parker, the Houston Public Library, the Office of Business Opportunity, Capital One Bank and other community partners as the 2013 Liftoff Houston! Business Competition winners are selected. See presentations from the top finalists as they present their business plans to a panel of judges from Houston's business community.

Friday, December 13, 2013
10 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Julia Ideson Building | Auditorium
550 McKinney Street
Houston 77002
Paid parking available at Central Library (enter Lamar side)

Scheduled events for Friday, December 13, 2013:

  • 10 a.m.       Welcome address
  • 10:30 a.m.   Finalists Presentations and Contest
  • 1:30 p.m.    Award Announcements

The six finalists are:

  • Shirley Astwood is a finalist with her business plan for Greenbagger Stands, which provides a reusable green bags dispenser solution for retailers.
  • Marisol Del Sol-Auten is a finalist with her business plan for Solutions Property Investment & Management, a real estate consulting firm offering professional consultancy to first-time buyers of income-producing properties.
  • Sharicia Hawkins and Steve Hawkins are finalists with their business plan for Center Court Foundation, which will provide youth sports training and coaching.
  • Ricky Johnson and Andyshea Saberioon are finalists with their business plan for PledgeCents, an online crowdfunding platform for fundraising for grade schools.
  • Monica Luna and Kimberly Levicky are finalists with their business plan for ProveFIT, a gamification-based, customizable software platform created for physical fitness and health-focused businesses.
  • Sarah Wakefield is a finalist with her business plan for Blitz Training and Performance Solutions, a training and consulting company specializing in social media, mobile technology and other electronic platforms.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, email, visit or call 832.393.0954.

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