StartingBlock Madison

StartingBlock Madison, Inc. is building an entrepreneurial hub and ecosystem helping Madison’s entrepreneurs succeed. "Built by Entrepreneurs, For Entrepreneurs."

When plans for Starting Block were announced in 2013, the makerspace Sector67 was hailed as a cornerstone tenant. But the nonprofit has found itself squeezed out of the development after being unable to negotiate ownership of its space. more


The local tech startup community is already buzzing about StartingBlock Madison, the entrepreneurial hub slated for construction on East Washington Avenue next year. more

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Carolyn Fath

The nonprofit entrepreneurial hub makes a final push for funding. more



Madison Trust for Historic Preservation

Early reports in July on the StartingBlock Madison proposal were unclear on who would develop the startup complex at the Kleuter Building, located on a sizable chunk of the old Mautz paint factory site on East Washington Avenue. more


Let's give the skeptics their say. Sure, they acknowledge, the StartingBlock Madison proposal seems like a powerful idea that, in theory, could galvanize the downtown tech scene. It would gather in one place, at the old Mautz paint warehouse at 925 E more


As a UW-Madison student, Chris Meyer says his "world ended at the Capitol." But since operating Sector67 out of a warehouse on Winnebago Street, he's learned what he was missing on the east side of the city. "It's opened my eyes up to what's here " t more


The former Mautz Paint building on East Washington Avenue could soon become the site of a new, 80,000-square-foot co-working space for tech startups. more

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