The Amarillo EnterPrize Challenge 


    EnterPrize logo.pngThe Amarillo EnterPrize Challenge is a program created by the West Texas A&M University Enterprise Center and funded by the Amarillo EDC. The program is designed to help local entrepreneurs expand their current business or start a new one. All participants receive business-planning training and access to exclusive workshops. Winners receive a portion of the $500,000 capital funding grants.

    Since 1995, the EnterPrize Challenge has:

    • Awarded 83 cash grants to start-ups and existing businesses as much as $100,000 each
    • Created 683 jobs
    • Invested more than $5.6 million of grant funds
    • Invested a total of $16.9 million in additional equity capital
    • Invested an average of $204,385 per business
    • Brought $129.5M to the Amarillo economy
    • Helped local businesses generate $115 million in revenue for the Amarillo economy


    *Figures as of 2016. Learn more about the Amarillo EnterPrize Challenge.