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Congratulations to the 2023 RISE Challenge Winners

Learn more about the process for the annual competition in our downloadable information packet from 2023. Additional information is on our Competition page. Information for 2024 will be available in Summer 2023 

Do you have a business idea? Send us your questions!


The RISE Challenge is a competition to incentivize young, entrepreneurial companies based in Sherman or moving to Sherman and demonstrating high potential to positively impact the 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.

Watch the introductory video


2023 finalist Taylor'd Trends will expand to new warehouse space to support its thriving e-commerce business. 


Do you have a dream to grow your business? You could be the next success story in the RISE Challenge!

Sherman's RISE Challenge is open to companies that have been in business five years or less and whose core business activity is in an eligible category as defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). 


In 2023, three young companies have been selected to receive grants from the RISE Challenge. Jade United, Taylor'd Trends, and Big Girl Spa Essentials will receive continued support from sponsoring partners Sherman Economic Development Corp. (SEDCO), Austin College, and Grayson Small Business Development Center, each providing a unique resource to these growing companies. 

Details of the 2024 competition will be announced in Fall 2023. Get ready to take your next steps to success in Sherman!

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