Let’s bring your vision to life, together.

Wisconsin’s forward thinkers are enriching their communities, transforming entire industries, and making the world a better place with their ideas. Whether you’re building a business from the ground up or you have a groundbreaking idea, WEDC is here to help champion your vision and help you succeed.

Source: WEDC FY23 Annual Report on Economic Development

Source: WEDC FY23 Annual Report on Economic Development

Source: WEDC FY23 Annual Report on Economic Development

Resources for Entrepreneurs

Wisconsin Investment Fund

Learn about the $50 million in investible resources providing venture capital investment through designated fund partners. LEARN MORE


Get free access to big data insights to optimize customer targeting and marketing, compete with other local businesses, and grow your small business. LEARN MORE

Start In Wisconsin

Explore this directory of business and networking resources and our calendar of entrepreneur-focused events. LEARN MORE

Innovation Investment Portfolio

Check out our growing portfolio. We’ve helped hundreds of visionaries just like you turn their dreams into reality. LEARN MORE

Success Story

Wisconsin innovators like Carol Hirschmugl are revolutionizing industries and changing the world with their ideas. WEDC is behind them all the way.

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Programs at a Glance

Capital Catalyst

Amplify your ability to provide capital to high-growth startups and emerging growth companies with matching grants for your seed fund.

Entrepreneurship Partner Grant

Tap into WEDC grants to help build your nonprofit entrepreneurship support program for Wisconsin-based startups and emerging growth companies.

Entrepreneurial Micro-Grant

Access WEDC-funded grants through the Center for Technology Commercialization for your business planning and strategy efforts.

We’re helping entrepreneurs and startups find success in Wisconsin.