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Funding Source Q&A

Meet the individuals behind some of Wisconsin’s leading funding sources. These individuals share the types of companies funded by their organizations, the amount of funding available and the eligibility for funding.

Wisconsin Business Development Finance Corporation (WBD) was formed in 1981 to help small businesses access the funding they needed to grow and, in turn, create new jobs.

Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation's John Miller shares more about MEDC's efforts.

We recently talked with Frank Staniszewski, president of MDC, who told us more about the organization’s operations.

WEDC’s Technology Development Loan (TDL) Program helps provide needed funding and resources to startups and emerging companies.

Wisconsin is one of the first states in the U.S. to offer intrastate crowdfunding as an option for companies to raise revenue, according to Aaron Hagar, vice president of entrepreneurship and innovation WEDC.

The Capital Catalyst program provides access to capital for high-growth startups and early-stage companies at a critical point in their development. The program offers matching grants...

The SBIR Advance Matching Grant Program fills the gaps left behind by federal SBIR or STTR funding and helps to accelerate product commercialization.

The Ideadvance Seed Fund supports commercialization of ideas and technologies from UW System faculty, staff and students. The focus of the Ideadvance program is...

WBIC is a leading innovative statewide economic development corporation “Putting Dreams to Work.” We focus on individuals who face barriers of traditional means by...


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