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Madison equipped to become a startup city

In case you haven’t noticed, a startup scene is surging all across Madison. Ideas are taking shape at coffee shops and on campuses, in coworking spaces and accelerators. Emerging new companies and academic spinoffs are launching products and services. They’re...

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Guest Column: Support Exact Sciences’ move Downtown

Troy Vosseller, Forrest Woolworth, and Matt Younkle “are helping to build StartingBlock Madison in the Capitol East District where entrepreneurs, investors and community members can work together to bring new ideas to life. Exact Sciences has always been a partner in this work. By planting its roots firmly in the heart of Madison, Exact Sciences reinforces its commitment to this city and demonstrates Madison’s strength in growing successful tech companies.”

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AmFam CEO Highlights gener8tor Premiere

American Family has taken interest in Madison’s booming entrepreneurial community under Salzwedel’s leadership. For example, the company launched American Family Ventures and announced it will be a significant supporter of StartingBlock Madison.

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Next in Madison: StartingBlock Madison

George Austin, Madison’s former Planning and Development director and President of AVA Civic Enterprises Inc., provides the introduction about what StartingBlock Madison is planning to do to encourage, develop and grow entrepreneurs by bringing them into an...

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StartingBlock to draw, keep talent in Dane County

Madison's growing community of entrepreneurs will soon have a new place to potentially call home, StartingBlock. The project has garnered big investors, including American Family Insurance, and the city has put aside $1.5 million for the effort in its Capital Budget.

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StartingBlock Madison will bolster startups

“StartingBlock Madison will help (local) companies take their ideas to the next level,” Austin said. “They will have commercial applications and the resources to take advantage of that and ultimately create businesses and jobs for our economy. It will be an affordable...

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Start-up incubator StartingBlock Madison moving closer

The concept certainly is attractive: an entrepreneurial hub where people can share offices, ideas and talent to boost their start-up business to the next level. And judging by the full house listening to a pitch for StartingBlock Madison on Jan. 27, there is no...

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