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.

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Now Hiring: StartingBlock Community Manager

Now Hiring: StartingBlock Community Manager

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An Intern’s View of StartingBlock Madison

An Intern’s View of StartingBlock Madison

Eduardo Castillo interned at StartingBlock in Summer of 2019 as part of the CEOs of Tomorrow program. Recently, Eduardo came back and spent a few days of his spring break volunteering at StartingBlock. He sat down with Executive Director, Chandra Miller Fienen, to...

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StartingBlock: 2018 A Year In Review

StartingBlock: 2018 A Year In Review

Happy 2019! Now that the holidays are over and we have rung in 2019, the StartingBlock Team thought it would be a good time to take a look back at 2018 accomplishments and what is on the horizon for 2019. 2018 Highlights We opened! After five years of work,...

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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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