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.
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 Region Economic Partnership (MadREP)
StartingBlock would not exist without our funding partners:
American Family Insurance
Boardman and Clark LLP
Madison Gas & Electric