Amarillo EnterPrize Challenge

Win A Share Of $500,000 To Grow Your Business

This is YOUR chance to expand a current business and
gain invaluable business experience by competing in the Amarillo EnterPrize Challenge!

How The Amarillo EnterPrize Challenge Can Grow Your Business

The WT Enterprise Center and the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation want to help you spend your time where you need to the most, by seeking out and capitalizing on growth opportunities.  The Amarillo EnterPrize Challenge is much more than just giving you a chance to win money. The Amarillo EnterPrize Challenge helps you to:

  • Create an investment-worthy business plan to forecast the future of your business
  • Receive mentorship and business coaching to allow you to update your personal skill sets
  • Gain valuable resources and support systems to help you grow as leader in our community

Whether or not you receive the funding, we promise you will walk away from this challenge knowing the steps you need to take to grow your business with resources to help you get there.

Attend a required orientation!

  • Tues., Sept. 13, 20228:30am-9:30am
  • Thurs., Sept. 15, 20224:00pm-5:00pm
  • Tues., Sept. 20, 20228:30am-9:30am
  • Thurs., Sept. 22, 20224:00pm-5:00pm
  • Tues., Sept. 27, 20228:30am-9:30am
  • *JUST ADDED • Thursday, September 29, 2022 • Noon-1pm • Catered Lunch*

All orientations are at the WT Enterprise Center • 2300 N. Western St., Amarillo, TX 79124

*Must Register and RSVP for Orientation

How to Enter

Register for the Amarillo EnterPrize Challenge!

Visit to Register Online

Attend 1 Required Orientation:

  • Tues., Sept. 13, 20228:30am – 9:30am
  • Thurs., Sept. 15, 20224:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Tues., Sept. 20, 20228:30am – 9:30am
  • Thurs., Sept. 22, 20224:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Tues., Sept. 27, 20228:30am – 9:30am

Determine Elegibility

• Submit Application

• Submit Credit & Background Authorization

• Attend an Orientation

Supporting Amarillo Entrepreneurs For Over 25 Years

The Amarillo EnterPrize Challenge is a program of the WT Enterprise Center and funded by the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation. During the annual competition, participants receive qualified coaching and a support system to help them achieve their goals and reach the next level of their business. Since 1995, the Amarillo EnterPrize Challenge has:

  • Awarded 91 cash grants
  • Created 902 jobs
  • Brought $19.7M in additional equity capital
  • Helped local businesses generate $156M in revenue for the Amarillo economy
    *Figures as of 2018

Amarillo EnterPrize Challenge

We would like to thank the following community banks for their continued support for the Amarillo EnterPrize Challenge program:



Amarillo Economic Development Corporation

Amarillo National Bank

Amarillo National Bank

First United Bank

First United Bank

FirstBank Southwest

FirstBank Southwest

FirstCapital Bank of Texassssssss

FirstCapital Bank of Texas

Happy State Bank

Happy State Bank

West Texas A&M University