Small Business

Top 30 move on in the 2019 Business Plan Competition

The 2019 Business Plan Competition in Fort Worth had a record number of applications for this year’s competition. The participant pool has been expanded to accommodate more competitors.

The following businesses will be moving to the next round, competing for prizes that total over $50,000 in cash and in-kind services:

• Animal Hope

• Austin’s Underdawg’s

• Cheeza Pleeza LLC

• Dusty Biscuit Beignet Bar

• Dynamic Development Strategies, LLC

• Eden Street Bakery

• Eighty Eights Show

• Fade

• Grey’s Cowbell Lactation Treats

• HIVEhome

• The Hot Box Biscuit Club

• J&E Private Drivers


• Kraken Motorsports


• Mama Gina’s Catering

• Nanda Yoga

• Neuro Rehab VR

• North Texas Entrepreneur Education and Training Center

• Pickles and Pacifiers

• PreCollege Solutions

• Press Plan

• Sanctuary Cosmetics

• SeRae Naturals Bath & Body

• SideKick Tools, Inc.

• Sweet Lucy's Pies

• Soul Tea

• This Place – TX

• True Balance Therapeutic Massage

• Wine Protagonist

• Makr LLC / TX Hog Blockers

(Makr LLC / TX Hog Blockers won the Business Plan Competition at the College of Business at Tarleton State University, earning them a spot in the Fort Worth Business Plan Competition for 2019.)

Next steps

Following five weeks of one-on-one business counseling from industry experts through the city's Economic Development department and its partners, participants will pitch their business plans to a panel of judges during Pitch Night on Oct. 10.

After Pitch Night, the top three participants will compete in the finals on Oct. 24.

Frost Bank is the presenting and training sponsor for the 2019 Business Plan Competition. Tarleton State University is also a training sponsor. The Fort Worth Business Press is the media sponsor.

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