StartingBlock Madison

Creating the meaningful intersections that cultivate entrepreneurs, accelerate growth, drive innovation and build an entrepreneurial community that gives back

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: email       Building Security: 347-(614 2608)


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

StartingBlock COVID-19 Resource List

Below is an evolving selection of resources we've assembled to help entrepreneurs navigate the COVID-19 crisis. An article from early March outlining what is at stake. Funding Resources and Opportunities: How to Apply for SBA Disaster Loans by Troy Vosseler SBA...

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StartingBlock Announces Search for Next Executive Director

StartingBlock Announces Search for Next Executive Director

Today, I am excited to announce StartingBlock’s search for its next  Executive Director, whom we hope to select by early summer. I am honored to have served as StartingBlock’s second Executive Director, leading StartingBlock through construction and its critical first...

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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

Give Back

Helping the next generation of entrepreneurs give back

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

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