"BrightStar's mission is to serve as an efficient philanthropic conduit for keeping our best and brightest in Wisconsin by creating high paying jobs that will help our state compete, prosper and thrive."
BrightStar was created as a unique entity to fill the early-stage funding void by providing those same charitable foundations, corporations and wealthy individuals with a vehicle to help fund job creation--- through capital donation! BrightStar is set up to do this with nearly 100% of donations going to investments. With the help of generous cheese-heads everywhere we can capitalize on Wisconsin’s advantages of superior education and powerful intellectual property to ensure our state thrives.
The BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation accepts charitable donations as a 501(c)(3) organization and uses them to take equity positions in for-profit early-stage companies. Earnings and return of proceeds on investments made will be reinvested again and again. BSW works with government, educational institutions, other charitable organizations, angel groups and venture funds to identify, invest or co-invest in, mentor and promote fast growing early stage companies to create technology based jobs in Wisconsin.