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September 24, 2015

One Block at a Time: Support the Region's Entrepreneurial Future

StartingBlock Madison -- an effort launched in 2012 to build a 50,000 square-foot entrepreneurial hub in Madison's Capitol East District that will give local innovators a home for turning great ideas into companies -- will soon become a reality. The growth and economic success of the region depends largely on helping entrepreneurs and business leaders start, grow and succeed here. With this in mind, StartingBlock hopes that the Madison Region community will help bring this exciting project to completion.

StartingBlock has secured anchor tenants gener8tor, Capital Entrepreneurs and Sector67, and has already raised 85% of its building costs. To close the financing gap, StartingBlock launched a novel online crowdfunding campaign where participants are invited to purchase a virtual block and upload a picture into that block to collectively build a community collage of StartingBlock supporters. The completed collage will be on StartingBlock's website, included in press coverage, and displayed at the finished StartingBlock building.

As noted by Neil Heinen in a recent Madison Magazine article, "this is an extraordinary opportunity to be a part of history, to join a cadre of civic leaders who are positioned at a pivotal point in this city's future -- and that's the StartingBlock."

Visit donatetostartingblockmadison.org to see how it works and purchase your block, and help spread the word about StartingBlock's #buildingblocks campaign to your network. For more information, please contact StartingBlock Madison Executive Director Scott Resnick.