Tips for Winning a Business Plan Competition

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Houston Center SBDC, 2302 Fannin
Suite 200
Houston, Texas 77002

Registration is no longer available.

Business Plan competitions are the new hot thing and business owners across the country are entering them at record speed.  Just being part of a competition brings a high level of awareness to your business including media coverage and the possibility of winning major cash prizes.  Join us on January 16 and hear how three local entrepreneurs navigated the world of business plan competitions and how it changed their business world.


Attend and find out how to -  

  • Select the right competition for your business 
  • Prepare, enter, and compete
  • Access resources to help you through the process  
  • Solicit feedback 
  • Follow up after the competition



Deidre Mathis, Founder, Wanderstay Houston

Capital One GDTB – 1st place winner 

Raquel Freeman, CEO, Empower Youth Sports Play  

HCC Business Plan Competition – 2nd place winner 

Al Roundtree, CEO, Social Bevy 

Liftoff Houston Business Plan Competition – Innovation Category Winner  


Brian Gendron, CEO, NocserV 

Houston Business Journal 40 under 40, 2018 Winner 

Lunch Included. 

Please Note:

The Houston Center SBDC reserves the right to cancel a class if sufficient enrollment is not met.  

Satisfactory meeting room temperatures are difficult to maintain.  Always bring a sweater or jacket to ensure comfort.

No children under the age of 16 are allowed in the workshop.

Only service animals allowed - If you need to bring a service animal with you to a workshop please contact us ahead of time.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the Houston Center SBDC at (713) 752-8488 for accommodations, or if you have questions about this class.

If you choose to pay at the door please add $20 to the registration fee.