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WEDC Accepting Applications for Entrepreneurship Grant Program
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 09/25/2020

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is accepting applications for its annual grant program designed to advance the climate for entrepreneurship throughout the state. The Entrepreneurship Support program is open to nonprofit organizations and communities for activities and projects that promote entrepreneurship and deliver key services and resources to those who may have an idea for business.

The initiative provides financial assistance of between $10,000 and $100,000 for projects that promote entrepreneurship and gives Wisconsin entrepreneurs key resources including training, mentorship, business development and financial services.

"The program has proven to be a catalyst in filling resource gaps, launching new initiatives and building strong community networks," said WEDC Innovation Vice President Aaron Hagar. "We look forward to seeing what type of innovative grant proposals are developed to provide entrepreneurs throughout the state with the support and resources they need to launch successful businesses."

Launched in 2016, the program has provided nearly $2 million in grants to 32 organizations statewide to help fund activities such as prototyping assistance, legal services and outreach to underserved entrepreneurs. Those grants have enabled organizations to provide services to hundreds of entrepreneurs through a wide variety of initiatives.

Applications are due October 23, and will be evaluated on criteria including applicant capability, project alignment and feasibility, project and financial need, collaboration and potential impact. For more information, go to: www.wedc.org/entrepreneurship-support


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