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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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,...
StartingBlock, in partnership with the American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact and Greenbush Strategy Partners, has selected eight social impact entrepreneur teams for StartingBlock’s Social Impact Initiative. The selected teams each have...
Change-Driven Entrepreneurs, Win Free Space at StartingBlock! StartingBlock, in partnership with the American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact and Associated Bank, seeks the best and brightest social impact entrepreneurs to join us as...
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