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Apply for HardTech Accelerator!

DEADLINE: May 17, 2024
Whether you're just starting out or looking to scale, StartingBlock has the tools and resources you need to succeed. Our programs are tailored to meet the unique needs of each stage of your business journey, with expert mentorship, networking opportunities, and access to funding. Join our community of entrepreneurs and take your business to the next level.
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Take your startup to new heights with Madworks by StartingBlock, our flagship 12-week accelerator program. From mentorship and resources to networking and funding opportunities, we provide everything you need to succeed at every stage of your journey. Join now and accelerate your business growth.

Level Set


Don't navigate the startup world alone. StartingBlock's Level Set program is offered 6x per year.  This intense 6 week program will help you validate your business model, your revenue model a get feedback from potential customers.  

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Innovate 608


Want to learn from successful entrepreneurs in Wisconsin? Tune into StartingBlock's Innovate 608 podcast where we explore the entrepreneurial journey with innovators across the state. Get inspired and gain valuable insights to take your business to the next level.

Summit Credit Union Fellowship


The Summit Credit Union Fellowship for Women Entrepreneurs is a 1-Year Fellowship at StartingBlock that provides seven women entrepreneurs with:

  1. Mentorship: Fellows will be paired with seasoned entrepreneurs and industry leaders, gaining invaluable insights and guidance.

  2. Workspace: Access to StartingBlock Madison's state-of-the-art co-working space and its network of innovative startups.

  3. Workshops and Training: Tailored workshops focusing on essential business skills, from pitching to financial planning.

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AmFam Institute Entrepreneurial Fellowship


The AmFam Institute fellowship is dedicated to supporting early and emerging companies led by remarkable women of color who are preparing for significant growth and impact. Whether their ventures lie in the realm of art, technology, or any industry vertical, this fellowship provides resources, mentorship and a supportive community to help these female entrepreneurs unlock their full potential and thrive in their respective fields.

HardTech Accelerator


Wisconsin is known for making and growing things. So much of our industrial strength lies in manufacturing and agricultural production. We're committed to accelerating the next generation of manufacturing, agricultural hardware and energy startups.  There is no need to go to the coasts to get a world-class HardTech experience.  The 16-week Wisconsin HardTech Accelerator is open to companies throughout the state.

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