Wyoming startup grant program paused for review

9 Apr 2019

The Wyoming Business Council paused its state-funded Kickstart: Wyoming program last week for review and improvement following a six-month trial period.

Kickstart, launched late last year, provides up to $50,000 in grant money to Wyoming startups with fewer than 50 employees. It’s one of several initiatives funded through 2018 economic diversification legislation.

More than a dozen startups received a total of $640,000 in funding since the program launched, but only 10 percent of applicants were selected during that time. Companies in Teton and Albany counties received the bulk of the funding.

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