Join the 2022 challenge to
RISE in SHERMAN
New Dates! The 2022 Competition Portal opens January 3, 2022.
WE'RE READY FOR YOUR IDEAS
Our RISE Challenge will incentivize young, entrepreneurial companies based in Sherman and demonstrating high potential to positively impact the local economy. You'll be joining a community of forward-thinkers in a place that nurtures new ideas and forges new paths to success. Find out more about planting your company in Sherman's thriving business climate.
How this works
Do you have a dream to grow your business?
The 2022 RISE Challenge will award cash incentives to Sherman, Texas-based entrepreneurs selected through a 4-month-long local competition. All aspects of the program are supported by SEDCO, Austin College, and the Grayson Small Business Development Center, each providing a unique resource to aspiring individuals. The competition portal for 2022 is open January 3-February 3, 2022.
2022 Competition Schedule
JULY 5 2021 Competition Information Packet now Available
DEC 2 2021 Public Interest Meeting Register by email
DEC 9 2021 Public Interest Meeting Register by email
JAN 3 2022 Application Portal Opens (Round 1)
FEB 3 2022 Application Portal Closes
FEB 4 2022 Qualified Applicant Notice for Round 2
FEB 10 2022 Round 2 Orientation Meeting and SBDC Training
FEB 24 2022 Initial Pitch to Judges
FEB 25 2022 Round 3 Qualifiers Notified
MAR 10 2022 Business Plan Submission Deadline
MAR 21-APR 1 Site Visits for Judging Panel
APR 7 2022 Final Team Presentations
APR 8 2022 Program Finalists Announced
APR 21 2022 Award Ceremony (tentative date)