The Commons expanding to Madison

May 3, 2018

Milwaukee student entrepreneurship program The Commons is expanding to Madison.


A rendering of the 50,000 square-foot StartingBlock Madison building.


The Commons offers a mentor-driven seed accelerator program for entrepreneurial college students, as well as other programming, like its Hack-It Bracket hackathon. It was recently announced as one of the tenants of StartingBlock Madison, a co-working space and entrepreneurial hub that is slated to open this summer.


The Commons was launched in 2014 by Startup Milwaukee and the Greater Milwaukee Committee’s Innovation in Milwaukee to give students from Milwaukee-area colleges and universities exposure to entrepreneurial activities, as well as local corporations and mentors.


The Commons’ seventh accelerator program just wrapped up in Milwaukee, which draws from 24 colleges and universities in the southeastern Wisconsin region. Each cohort is capped at 75 participants.


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