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THE COMPETITION

Welcome to the inaugural RISE Challenge! Your company could be the recipient of a grant to help achieve your next step in growth and expansion. The RISE program seeks to award a total of $250,000 in funding to qualified applicants. 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.

DOWNLOAD THE INFORMATION PACKET

Learn the details of the competition, get the complete schedule, and see the list of FAQs to help you get started toward creating your entry.

SUBMIT BY MIDNIGHT 01/31/21

Your completed application and all attachments including videos must be uploaded on the RISE Submission Portal by

11:59 p.m. on January 31, 2021. 

VIEW THE ONLINE APPLICATION STARTING 12/01/20

The online portal is open December 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021. View the online application form and register your company for the competition. 

QUALIFIED APPLICANT NOTICE BY 2/12/21

Applications will be reviewed from February 1-11, 2021. Companies qualifying for the next step will be notified directly by email on

February 12, 2021.

ATTEND A PUBLIC INTEREST SESSION IN DECEMBER OR JANUARY

Join us for either of two public interest sessions to learn more and ask questions. Dates: 12/10/20 or 01/07/21. 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

ORIENTATION AND PRESENTATION TO JUDGES

Qualified applicants will proceed on the competition schedule with final team presentations made on April 28, 2021. RISE Challenge winners will be announced at the May 2021 Award Ceremony.

RISE Challenge

900 N Grand Ave Suite 6G

Sherman TX 75090 

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