StartingBlock's MissionLaunch | Grow | Innovate | Give Back
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
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.
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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 --...read more