WEDC provides grant to support women-led ventures

Freeman Staff

Aug. 27, 2015

MADISON — The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation awarded a $200,000 grant to Madison-based Doyenne Group Inc. to support women-led innovative ventures in Wisconsin, according to an announcement.

The Doyenne Evergreen Fund will provide $400,000 in early-stage capital sourced from a WEDC Capital Catalyst Program grant and matching funds raised by Doyenne.

“At a time when women are the breadwinners in four out of 10 American families, it’s essential that we recognize and invest in this growing group of entrepreneurs,” said Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch in a statement. “The $200,000 in matching funds for the Doyenne Group shows just how serious Wisconsin is about startups with women at their helms.”

The Doyenne Group is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting women entrepreneurs in Wisconsin. Doyenne’s mission is to work with strategic partners to foster the founding and growth of women-led ventures by providing opportunities for networking, mentoring and financing.

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