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What is the Enterprise Challenge?

The Enterprise Challenge is an annual business plan competition for new and emerging companies in Yakima and Kittitas Counties. We believe it is a great way for Yakima County Development Association and the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce to celebrate small business and support promising ventures in Central Washington. More than 225 entrepreneurs have competed in the contest since its inception and many of them have gone on to start their businesses in our community.

The 2021 competition runs from January 7, 2021 through March 11, 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Enterprise Challenge will be mostly a virtual experience with limited in-person contact to prevent the spread of the virus. Organizers will update contestants on any schedule changes should the local health authorities allow us to resume in-person contact. If you are an interested participant, please keep this in mind.

What is the cost to the Enterprise Challenge?

The EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FEE for the 2021 Enterprise Challenge is $175 if you register before Monday, December 28, 2020. If you register after that date, the cost increases to $200. The estimated value of this competition is $2,500 in professional services. Click here for more information.

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

For information about becoming a sponsor, contact Darby Grimes at