Madison Welcomes New Program for Entrepreneurs

In 2018, Madison welcomed the entrepreneurial hub known as StartingBlock. The space in the city's Capitol East District offers entrepreneurs affordable and flexible workspace and other resources to help grow their startup into a successful business.

StartingBlock Madison (pictured at left) opened in summer 2018.

StartingBlock Madison (pictured at left) opened in summer 2018.

In 2019, Madison-area entrepreneurs will have another local resource—Kiva Greater Madison, a local branch of the global crowdfunding microloan program. The program offers entrepreneurs, who may not have access to conventional sources of capital, microloans from $500 to $10,000 at zero percent interest and with no fees.

Kiva Greater Madison celebrates its arrival in the community in early February. For more about it, hear from MGE's economic development director featured in a recent article from Madison Magazine.

The MGE Foundation is a proud partner and financial supporter of both StartingBlock Madison and Kiva Greater Madison.