Startingblock Madison is currently closed to the public
Consistent with government recommendations and for the safety of our members and community, StartingBlock is closed to non-members until March 31, 2020. All StartingBlock programs and events are postponed and/or moving to a virtual online platform.
We will continue to assess the situation. Members can access StartingBlock floors using their security keys at the elevator and stairwells. StartingBlock staff will be maintaining limited hours onsite.
StartingBlock represents a massive community effort — from Madison’s young entrepreneurs, city and business leaders, and our educational and government institutions — focused on creating a home base with the critical components that local innovation entrepreneurs need to start and grow businesses, create jobs and stimulate the regional economy.
StartingBlock’s 50,000+ square foot entrepreneurial hub is a place for entrepreneurs, investors, advisors and community members to connect, share innovative ideas, and create next-generation businesses.
In collaboration with our community partners, StartingBlock provides affordable and flexible workspace, access to investors, a centralized network of existing and emerging industry players, professional advisors and mentors, accelerator programs, and education and community programming.
Located within walking distance of the Capitol Square.
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StartingBlock's Entrepreneur in Residence, Nhi Lê, provides mentorship, business development and strategy, and connections to mentors and investors for StartingBlock Madison members and small-to-medium-sized businesses in the greater Madison region. She serves...
Cultivating early stage companies & entrepreneurs
- Community Pitch Nights
- Pitch Competition
- Brown Bag Speaker Series
- Intro to startup scene
Growing mid-stage startups & leadership teams
- One-on-one mentoring and advising
- Talent Maximizer Series
- SNAP! Matching Student Talent with Hiring Startups
- Financing 101 workshops
- Founders’ Series
Showcasing new ideas & problem solving collaborations
- Big Ideas from Badgers Forums
- Reverse Pitch
- How Would You…? Series
Helping the next generation of entrepreneurs give back
- CSR programming
- B-Corp & Social E programming
- Volunteer Activities