How it Works
The Accelerate Sheboygan County Business Challenge is a program that supports entrepreneurs and innovators in developing their ideas. Professionals review each submission and provide free guidance from either the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation or the Small Business Development Center at UW-Green Bay.
Five ideas will be awarded a $1,000 grant each to use for business services. The top two grand prize winners will be declared in December after presenting their ideas. The grand prizes are $7,000 and $3,000.
Accelerate Sheboygan County is a public-private initiative that aims to attract, retain, and promote business resilience and a more diverse and inclusive community essential to growth.
2024 Business Challenge Timeline
Business Challenge Deadline
The application deadline for the 2024 business challenge is October 31st, 2024. Applications submitted after this deadline will be considered for the 2025 business challenge. Complete the online or PDF application form above to be considered.
Selected applicants will be asked to present their ideas to a panel of judges. The judges will be senior industry professionals from the technology sector and other related industries. They will evaluate each applicant's idea based on its potential for success, creativity, and overall impact on the industry.
Grand Prize Winner Announced
After pitches from the chosen applicants, two winners will be chosen. These winners will be awarded up to $7000 and $3000 for reimbursable business expenses to expand and grow their businesses. The winners will also have the opportunity to pitch their idea at the New North Hatch Pitch Competition in December 2024 for a chance to win additional prize money.
Thank you to our AccelSC Partners and Sponsors
Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation
508 New York Ave, Sheboygan, WI 53081, USA