Your company could be the recipient of a grant to help achieve your next step in growth and expansion. The RISE Challenge seeks to award a total of $250,000 in funding to winning businesses that meet all qualifications. Individual award amounts are determined by a volunteer panel of judges and may not exceed $100,000 per business and will not be less than $25,000. The 2023 application process opens January 2.
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
Your completed application and all attachments including videos must be uploaded to the RISE Submission Portal by 11:59 p.m. February 2, 2023.
QUALIFIED APPLICANT NOTICE
Companies qualifying for the next step of competition will be notified directly by email on February 3 and attend orientation on February 10.
PREPARE YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION
The online application portal opens January 2, 2023. The link to view and prepare your submission will be available through the RISE website.
PREPARE FOR THE PITCH TO JUDGES
Qualified applicants will proceed on the competition schedule from business plan preparation to final pitch. RISE Challenge finalists will attend a celebration lunch in April to reveal their awards!