SCORE and Rising Tide Initiative Announce Strategic Partnership

Fort Worth, Texas - March 1st, 2019.  SCORE, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship and Rising Tide Initiative (RTI), a nonprofit organization focused on creating prosperity and economic development through entrepreneurship, today announced a strategic partnership.

The partnership provides ongoing support for RTI FORT participating entrepreneurs through targeted access to SCORE mentors and through other collaborative efforts by the local chapter of SCORE and RTI.  This partnership also extends the outreach of both SCORE and RTI, introducing entrepreneurs to local resources within the business ecosystem.


SCORE Fort Worth is excited about this strategic partnership with RTI since it fosters the vibrant small business community in North Texas by offering mentoring and education. “Every person should have the support necessary to thrive as a small business owner” said Bob Siffermann, Chairman of SCORE Fort Worth


“It is always challenging for small businesses to successfully navigate startup to profitability. For many, help is illusive because they don’t know the resources available, or what their next steps should be. Partnering with entities like SCORE allow us to connect our entrepreneurs into the ecosystem and provide those crucial connections for success”, said Cheryle Hays Director of Outreach and Development, Rising Tide Initiative.


About SCORE:  Since 1964, SCORE “Mentors to America’s Small Business” has helped more than 10 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through mentoring and business workshops. More than 10,000 volunteer business mentors in over 300 chapters serve their communities through entrepreneur education dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses. For more information about starting or operating a small business, call 817.871.6002 or visit us at


About RTI:  Rising Tide Initiative is a nonprofit organization based in Tarrant County, Texas that is focused on creating prosperity and economic development through entrepreneurship. The organization servesas a leader and supporter of new ideas, ventures, and creations that ultimately better the lives of those around them. They collaborate with individuals and organizations to change the world by increasing social and economic prosperity within the community. For more information, visit


Media Contacts:


Bob Siffermann

SCORE Fort Worth Chairman



Rising Tide Initiative

Cheryle Hays
Director of Outreach & Development



Written by

Kevin Grace