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 are excited to announce that Nhi Lê has joined the StartingBlock team as the Entrepreneur in Residence here at StartingBlock Madison! As EiR, Nhi provides mentorship, business development and strategy, and connections to mentors and investors for StartingBlock...
Are you a student interested in interning at a startup or a startup interested in hiring student talent? StartingBlock makes finding an internship and interns SNAP! As an entrepreneur, finding, attracting and cultivating talent is a necessity for building...
Marc Yarmoff and Nathan Eggenberger join as Community Manager and Membership Manager respectively. Over the last two months the StartingBlock Madison team has grown with two recent new hires. We are excited to announce the addition of Nathan Eggenberger as our...
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