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Venture Challenge

To assist the nation with responding to and recovering from the coronavirus pandemic and the unique role that America’s innovators play in unlocking technologies to address the nation’s health, safety, and manufacturing needs, EDA is developing a CARES Act innovation and entrepreneurship challenge.

In the coming weeks, EDA will announce this exciting challenge and funding opportunity.

EDA is proud to support communities working to build businesses and jobs of the future, and encourages interested stakeholders to follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook and sign up for EDA’s newsletter to receive updates on our CARES Act work and the release of this exciting funding opportunity.

The FY20 Venture Challenge (formerly known as the “i6 Challenge”) seeks to support entrepreneurship and accelerate company growth in communities, regions or combinations of regions. View the FY20 Venture Challenge grantees here.

The Venture Challenge awards grants to intermediary organizations like accelerators, universities, and non-profits supporting new business ventures that are…

  • scalable by nature,
  • challenging the status quo of established markets,
  • commercializing technologies, and;
  • furthering job creation within their businesses

The Venture Challenge may award up to $26 million in grants in FY2020.

Applicant Resources

Past Awards

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formerly Regional Innovation Strategies Program (RIS)

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STEM Talent Challenge

Accelerate R2 Network Challenge

National Advisory Council on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (NACIE)

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