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.
Latest News from our Blog
We are excited to announce twelve startups that will comprise our opening cohort of companies and form the heart of the StartingBlock community. We are proud, humbled and excited to have such an impressive, diverse group of startups at StartingBlock. The First Dozen...read more
This week's workshop--Developing A Startup Friendly Compensation Package--featured Melissa Turczyn from Michael Best & Friedrich. It’s no secret as an early stage startup, you most likely don’t have enough capital to pay market rates for talent when it comes time...read more
This week's workshop focused on How To Handle The Difficult Employee with Karen Bender. As the Founder of your startup it’s inevitable at some point you will have to deal with a difficult employee. These conversations can be hard and awkward but there are ways to...read more