Organizations and Accelerators

Accelerate Madison

Features events focused on digital technologies.


Organization advocates for the life sciences industry in Wisconsin and features regular events and receptions.

Capital Entrepreneurs

An association for Madison-area entrepreneurs who meet regularly.

Doyenne Group

Supports women entrepreneurs in the Madison region through mentoring and networking opportunities.


A startup accelerator for companies in Madison and Milwaukee.

Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic

Start-ups receive advice on legal issues. Online application.

University Research Park

Flexible leases and space in University Research Park or the Metro Innovation Center.

Wisconsin Angel Network

Tracks deal flow in the state of Wisconsin and connects entrepreneurs to investors.

Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Network

One-on-one advising, resources and assistance with SBIR/STTR grant applications. Operates across Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Technology Council

Supports the formation/growth of high-tech companies. Organizes the Entrepreneurs’ Conference and Early Stage Symposium.\

Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation

Provides education and financing to Wisconsin’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.


Magnet was founded in 2004 with a mission to provide Young Professionals with opportunities to develop socially, professionally, and civically in the Madison area.

Coworking Spaces

100state is a nonprofit organization. Our mission is to provide a home for entrepreneurs, problem solvers, and creatives. Located in downtown Madison.

Horizon Coworking
Located in Murfie’s offices on the third floor of 7 North Pinckney, they offer shared desk and counter space, a limited number of reserved desks, and other amenities.

MATRIX Collaborative Business Solutions is the intersection where creativity & the arts meet business. It functions as a community center and an incubator for various startup projects.

Sector67 is a non-profit collaborative space in Madison, WI dedicated to providing an environment to learn, teach, work-on, build, and create next generation technology.


Forward Festival

Provides a mix of talks, panels, and networking opportunities over 10 days celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship.

Hi-Tech Happy Hour

Monthly networking for Madison’s high-tech community—no pre-registration, no speakers, no format, no fees.

WARF Entrepreneurons

Entrepreneurons brings together thought leaders from across the country and our own backyard to exchange perspectives on core topics ranging from identifying an opportunity to building a startup team to financing and beyond.

Madson Downtowners

The Downtowners are an informal social group of people who live, work or enjoy Downtown Madison. We do this through monthly happy hour events connecting people to resources

UW-Madison Resources

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Guidance and support for faculty, staff and students with assessment, patenting and licensing.


NEST Software Competition

Develop a new software application. Win $5,000.