You can apply for grants of up to $200,000 USD.
In addition to funding, RISE and its partners provide a fabrication facility, co-working space, real-world pilot and testing sites, technical, government, and business mentors, investor matchmaking, a customized curriculum, and on-going support to get your business to the next level.
Winning businesses will get access to:
Our areas of focus for our Challenge are described in detail here. In summary, Rural Coastal Communities seek innovative solutions for the following:
*Two types of submissions are permissible in any of the topic areas:
Businesses that are accepted into our program DO NOT have to be located in the Middle Peninsula as long as COVID restrictions are still in place. However, you will still need to deploy your solution in the Middle Peninsula region by either hiring or partnering with a local firm/individuals.
Our applications are open until January 10th, 2022.
We create value for our portfolio companies and our ecosystem partners by facilitating mutually beneficial partnerships.