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.