Startup Wyoming
We are pausing the Kickstart Program as of April 1. The beta test of the program has been underway since November. We are now taking time to re-evaluate the program to make it the best it can be. Applications submitted before or by April 1 will still be evaluated and reviewed in the month of April. 
Please note the SBIR Matching Program is still available and companies who qualify are welcome to apply.

If you check all the boxes, apply HERE


If you check all the boxes, apply HERE

$5,000-$50,000 grants provided to Wyoming startups with high-growth potential and fewer than 50 employees.

Companies must commit to maintaining a meaningful nexus to Wyoming and whose concept has potential to provide an economic return to the state of Wyoming through creation of jobs, expanded tax base and diversification of the state's economy.

Applicants must commit to seeking additional funding and report to the Business Council between 12 and 15 months after receiving a grant.


Matching funds for Wyoming companies who receive federal funds through the Small Business Innovation Research or Small Business Technology Transfer programs.

Applicants must commit to remaining in Wyoming for three years after commercialization of their technology and to seeking additional funding.

Awards will be made in the following amounts:

·       Phase 1 Matches

o   Up to $100,000 for first-time SBIR Phase 1 awardees

o   Up to $70,000 for repeating SBIR Phase 1 awardees

·       Phase 2 Matches

o   Up to $200,000

Applications for Kickstart:Wyoming and SBIR Matching Grants are due on the first day of each month. Funding decisions are made by the first day of the following month.

We may reach out to you during the grant cycle if we have questions or would like to learn more about your concept or company.

Find out what's been budgeted and learn more about the program's procedures.

Read the legislation that created Startup:Wyoming.
Here's some more links you might find helpful as you explore whether these grant programs are right for you.