Events & Community Support

Startup Weekend Madison 2019 empowers Wisconsin entrepreneurs to connect, discover and learn

Now in its eighth year, Startup Weekend Madison is back April 26-28, 2019 in its signature format, a 54-hour event known for bringing all kinds of entrepreneurs together to experience the highs, lows, pace and pressure of life at a startup. Read More

Grants to build a supportive culture for Wisconsin entrepreneurs and startups

A new round of Entrepreneurship Support Grants have been awarded to nine organizations around the state, providing funds that will help fill resource gaps for young companies by providing entrepreneurs with training, mentorship, business development and financial services, among other resources. Read More

Small Business Academy offers lessons for seasoned and aspiring entrepreneurs

The MARKETPLACE Small Business Academy featured presentations by business owners and resource providers, as well as roundtable sessions where attendees could receive personalized advice in a conversational format. Read More

HATCH regional finale pitch competitions showcase local startup communities

Winners have been chosen in three regional HATCH pitch competitions, highlighting the entrepreneurial activity that takes place all across Wisconsin—not just in major cities. Read More

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