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Accelerate Sheboygan County

The Business Challenge


How it Works

The Accelerate Sheboygan County Business Challenge is a program designed to assist entrepreneurs and innovators to further their ideas. Each idea submitted is evaluated by professionals and receives guidance free from the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation or the Small Business Development Center at UW-Green Bay. 

5 Ideas will win a $1,000 grant in advance to go towards business services and drive the idea forward. The grand prize award of $10,000 will be announced in December after the business ideas are presented.

Accelerate Sheboygan County is a public private effort to provide outreach and engagement solutions to attract, retain, and encourage business resiliency and a more diverse and inclusive community essential to growth.


2022 Business Challenge Timeline

October 2022

2022 Business Challenge Deadline

The application deadline for 2022's business challenge is October 31st, 2022. Applications submitted after this deadline will be considered for the 2023 business challenge. Complete the online or PDF application form above to be considered.

November 2022

First Awards Announced & Presentations

Five idea applicants will win a $1,000 grant to go towards business services and drive the idea forward. Five or more applicants will then go on to pitch their idea to business professionals and investors to gain further support and compete for the grand prize of $10,000.

December 2022

Grand Prize Winner Announced

After presentations from the chosen applicants, one grand prize winner will be chosen. This winner will be awarded up to $10,000 in reimbursable business expenses to expand and grow their business. Winner will also have the opportunity to pitch their idea at the New North Hatch Pitch on December 2nd for a chance to win an additional $2000,

Brainstorm Team Meeting
Jewelry Sketches
Designing on Laptop
Car Design

Accelerate Sheboygan County is proudly sponsored by


Contributing five $1,000 awards



Contributing $1,500


Contact Us

Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation

508 New York Ave, Sheboygan, WI 53081, USA

(920) 452-2479

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