StartingBlock Madison project moves ahead

By Jeff Engel, Xconomy

StartingBlock MadisonThe proposed $69 million revitalization project east of downtown Madison, WI, which will include the StartingBlock Madison entrepreneurial center, passed another hurdle this week.

A city committee voted to allow city staff to negotiate the sale of the property where StartingBlock will be located to Gebhardt Development, the real estate project’s developer, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. The plot was once the site of a car dealership.

StartingBlock—which will be one tenant in the larger $69 million project, dubbed “Cosmos”—will include a co-working space, office suites with flexible lease terms that suit the needs of startups, and conference rooms. It will be the new home for startup accelerator Gener8tor, the Sector67 maker space, and events put on by networking group Capital Entrepreneurs. StartingBlock is led by newly named executive director Scott Resnick. The nonprofit’s team consists of a coalition of entrepreneurs, local business leaders, and future StartingBlock tenants. Read more …

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