Wyoming startup grant program paused for review
Tuesday, April 09, 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.