StartingBlock Madison

CREATING INTERSECTIONS THAT CULTIVATE ENTREPRENEURS, BUILD INNOVATIVE COMPANIES AND DRIVE IDEAS INTO REALITY

StartingBlock's Mission

Launch | Grow | Innovate | Give Back

Launch

Cultivating early stage companies & entrepreneurs

  • Community Pitch Nights
  • Pitch Competition 
  • Brown Bag Speaker Series
  • Intro to startup scene

Grow

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

Innovate

Showcasing new ideas & problem solving collaborations

  • Big Ideas from Badgers Forums
  • Reverse Pitch
  • How Would You…? Series

Give Back

Helping the next generation of entrepreneurs give back

  • CSR programming
  • B-Corp & Social E programming
  • Volunteer Activities

Think Big. Fear Less. Listen Deeply.

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.

Latest News from our Blog

We Did It! We are officially open!

We did it!  We are officially open!  And what a great soft opening we had last night with over 400 supporters and community members braving the tornado warning and pouring rain to join us.   It was a fantastic night for the four founding partner organizations --...

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StartingBlock Showcase: Cubicall

StartingBlock Showcases . . . Cubicall One of the key opportunities that StartingBlock has is showing off technology and innovative ideas of Madison-area entrepreneurs and innovators.  Trust us, we are already working on showcase posts about the StartingBlock...

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