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.
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.
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.