To assist applicants with the development of successful submissions to the Coastal Community Resilience Challenge, RISE provided the following resources:


Videos of our past workshops are available for viewing:

During this workshop hosted by Old Dominion University’s Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (ODUIIE) you will learn how to apply design thinking methodologies to define the problem you are trying to solve, develop innovative ideas, then prototype and test your ideas with stakeholders. Second, the workshop will help you understand how to turn a validated idea into an implementable and sustainable solution.

During this workshop hosted by ODUIIE you will learn how to use the Business Model Canvas to build your solution into a workable business model, create and deliver value for stakeholders, and sustain your operation.


RISE provided access to business mentors who can help applicants refine and enhance their business strategy.


Challenge applicants could ask questions during weekly call-in office hours.


Challenge applicants who started their application were sent a link to join the “RISE Coastal Community Resilience Challenge” collaborative workspace on Slack. The purpose of the collaborative workspace was to facilitate connection among applicants.