StartingBlock entrepreneurial hub part of a growing development in Madison

StartingBlock MadisonBy Judy Newman, Wisconsin State Journal

It started as a dream to create an entrepreneurial hub, somewhere in the central city.

Now, StartingBlock Madison will be the anchor for a project that has grown to a proposed two towers of commercial space in the 800 block of East Washington Avenue — some of it, to be occupied by American Family Insurance — plus a city-owned parking ramp that might be built a block away.

The total project cost could top $60 million.

“This will be an exciting project for the city of Madison,” said Scott Resnick, the new executive director of StartingBlock.

But it still has some hurdles to cross.

The StartingBlock concept has been under discussion for about two and a half years. It will occupy about 50,000 square feet of space and serve as home to the Sector67 maker space, gener8tor business accelerator, Capital Entrepreneurs mentor group, and presumably, a flock of young businesses looking to take advantage of the array of resources. Read more …

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