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Accelerate Sheboygan County

Business Challenge

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How it Works

The Accelerate Sheboygan County Business Challenge is a program designed to assist entrepreneurs and innovators in furthering 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. 

Throughout the year, 5 ideas will win a $1,000 technical assistance grant in advance to go towards business services and drive the idea forward. The grand prize awards of up to $7000 and $3000 will be announced in December after the business ideas are pitched.

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.

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2023 Business Challenge Timeline


Business Challenge Deadline

The application deadline for 2023's business challenge is October 31st, 2023. Applications submitted after this deadline will be considered for the 2024 business challenge. Complete the online or PDF application form above to be considered.


First Awards Announced & Presentations

Five business challenge 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 prizes totaling $10,000.


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 2023 for a chance to win additional prize money.

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Accelerate Sheboygan County is proudly sponsored by

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Contact Us

Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation

508 New York Ave, Sheboygan, WI 53081, USA

(920) 452-2479

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