The goal of the Capital Catalyst program is to incent capital formation and investment in startups and emerging growth companies in the state of Wisconsin. The City of Whitewater is one of four communities in Wisconsin participating in the program. Other participating cities include Fort Atkinson, Oshkosh and Milwaukee.
The program primarily supports the following WEDC Strategic Pillar and Focus Area:
Business Development: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
The program provides matching grants to seed funds managed by local communities and other eligible entities to provide capital to startups and emerging growth companies.
The Capital Catalyst Program increases the availability of capital to startups and emerging growth companies to support growth and attract additional private investment.