Expertise + Capital = Growth

Roadshow Update

Hill Capital’s community outreach effort since our 2016 launch included over 150 meetings throughout MN, WI and ND to build a proprietary network of several hundred regional investors and partners. The roadshow cultivated long-term relationships with numerous organizations, individual investors, and entrepreneurs. This group not only represents Hill Capital’s collective base of stakeholders, but also an efficient source of deal flow for our fund.

Having successfully completed our roadshow, we have transitioned to the next stage in our organizational process: meetings with institutional investors such as corporations, family offices and foundations.

Hill Capital is designed to be collaborative and we welcome introductions to institutional investors that might be interested in learning about how our fund is designed to provide financial, social and strategic returns. To join our mailing list, please contact us.

To request a meeting with us, please contact Patrick Donohue at (651) 452-8448 or

About Us


Hill Capital Corporation was founded by people who share the vision of investing expertise and capital in growth companies in the region served by James J. Hill’s Great Northern Railway. Hill Capital is a very unique opportunity to join a network, earn a financial return and have an impact. Please contact us for additional information.


Material and periodic updates are made available to our shareholders and the general public. This is a link to our SEC filings.


Hill Capital is your opportunity to increase local investment in local businesses. As a business development company, Hill Capital Corporation’s shareholders will have opportunities to attend unique events, participate in the investment process, and share in the economic outcomes associated with our investments. Hill Capital’s business model represents economic empowerment of the local community and aligned with James J. Hill’s belief in the cooperation of the production, distribution and exchange of wealth as outlined in his writings.


Kevin Spreng


Shareholder, Fredrikson & Byron

John Bergstrom


Partner, Riverpoint Investments

Patrick E. Donohue


President, Hill Capital Corporation

Galen Vetter


Retired, McGladrey, Franklin Templeton


Jeanne Voigt


Retired, Mindware

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“For few things are more worthless or uneasy
than capital unemployed.”

James J. Hill

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Addressing The Funding Gap

  • Designed to deliver long-term financial returns in-line with its asset class
  • Provide Mezzanine financing to established small businesses seeking capital
    • Loans in the $250,000 to $1M range
    • Equity participation for enhanced return potential
  • Work in cooperation with local banks and venture capitalists
  • Run by local decision makers making local investments
    • Initial targets in WI, MN and Dakotas
    • Eventually serving the original Empire Builder Corridor







Hill Capital Corporation is an entrepreneurial grassroots effort. Many people, companies and organizations have provided resources (professional services, time, meeting space, introductions, etc.) to support the launch of Hill Capital. Please complete an indication of interest if you would like to join our network. Individuals may make an online contribution of $50 and choose a gift as our thank you for your support.