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.
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
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.