Get an early start on entrepreneurship.

RISE High is an annual business plan competition for Austin area high school students. This program gives students the opportunity to share their business plans with a panel of successful Austin entrepreneurs who will provide structured feedback and guidance for honing the proposed ideas and putting the business plan into action.

Led by a steering committee of AISD high school teachers, entrepreneurs and business club mentors, RISE High will invite five top student teams to compete for “venture capital” in the form of cash prizes. All RISE High participants have the opportunity to attend RISE.

Key Dates (Download RISE High overview for complete details):

December 18 (Rolling deadline):Teams submit key information (member names, etc.)

February 5: Teams submit final proposals

February 8: Top five teams notified

February 19: Students present to the RISE High panel and a winner will be selected