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Anchor Tenants

StartingBlock is built on a foundation of proven entrepreneurial leaders and “doers,” following a For Entrepreneurs, By Entrepreneurs mantra. These three founding partners will also be anchor tenants:

gener8tor is a highly successful accelerator, focused on technology-enabled businesses, recently designated a top 15 accelerator within the U.S. by the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project. gener8tor has graduated 28 companies across five programs, creating over 300 jobs. Sixteen graduate companies have received $5.1 million in Qualified New Business Venture tax credits. Graduates of gener8tor have cumulatively raised over $40 million in venture capital.

Capital Entrepreneurs (CE) is a networking organization with over 350 members from 200 Madison-area start-up companies, together employing over 500 people. CE and their members are the organizers of start-up and entrepreneurial events.

Resident Collaborators

StartingBlock Madison is built upon resident collaborators that will regularly operate out of the space. This includes lectures, classroom experiences, workshops, and entrepreneurial resources. Here are a few of our highlighted partners:

The University of Wisconsin Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic

The University of Wisconsin Research Park

Madison College

Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP)

Funding Partners

StartingBlock would not exist without our funding partners:

American Family Insurance

Boardman and Clark LLP

M3 Insurance

Madison Gas & Electric