The goal of the Technology Development Loan (TDL) Program is to support technology-based startup and emerging growth companies in the state of Wisconsin.
The program provides direct financial assistance to startup and emerging growth companies in Wisconsin that are developing and commercializing innovative products and services at critical stages in their development. The TDL Program is intended to provide capital to those companies that have the potential to add to Wisconsin’s economic base over the long term by attracting and training a high-wage, high-skill workforce and establishing a unique competitive advantage. The funds can be used as working capital, and require leverage from outside funding for the business development project or funding round under consideration. Funding levels are dependent on the stage of growth, capital need, financial leverage, economic potential, risk evaluation and other factors deemed by WEDC to impact the funding request under consideration.