The goal of the Qualified New Business Venture (QNBV) Program is to incent equity investment in technology-based businesses in the state of Wisconsin.
This program primarily supports the following WEDC Strategic Pillar and Focus Area:
Business Development: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
The program provides tax credits to eligible Angel and Venture Fund investors who make cash equity investments in qualified early-stage businesses. If all eligibility requirements are met, investors receive a Wisconsin income tax credit equal to 25 percent of the value of the investment made in the certified company. The investments incented by this program provide the capital necessary for emerging growth companies to develop new products and technologies, move products to market and provide high-quality jobs in Wisconsin.