Who should apply?
Anyone who has a startup idea, dream, or vision, and needs a little help getting turning their idea into a startup, is encouraged to apply.
You’ll be mentored and guided through a 6-week startup camp in addition to a 12 month free coworking membership to the 100state community.
100state is a vibrant, collaborative community, made up of entrepreneurs, artists, software developers, remote workers, students, and small business owners, We strive to empower our community to pursue their passions, innovate boldly, and drive to create a more equitable and entrepreneurial community at 100state and throughout Madison.
In addition to the startup bootcamp, there will be ongoing events, classes and opportunities for members to engage, learn, create and connect within the 100state community and beyond.
Some of the businesses who sponsor applicants may wish to have a closer relationship with the members they sponsor, which is something we encourage but will leave up to the business and applicant as to what works best for them. It could be an opportunity for a scholarship recipient to build a meaningful relationship with a local or national business that could create a ripple effect of better connecting scholarship recipients with businesses, with 100state being the conduit to make this happen. We are cautiously optimistic but anticipate jobs, internships, projects and attendance at events (held by the sponsors) being accessible to some of the scholarship recipients.
This will be an ongoing yearly program launching in 2022, with continued growth and innovation slated each year. Assuming the project progresses as planned we could see a fund setup in the future to potentially invest in the promising startups.