FORWARD FEST: "Startup Week(night): Women+"

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StartingBlock Madison

821 E Washington Ave 2nd floor · Madison, WI

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We'll have a representative at the front door to show you where to go.

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DEMOGRAPHIC NOTE: This event is specifically for women and nonbinary folks; however, children of all genders are welcome :)

***REGISTRATION NOTE: To secure your spot, you must RSVP and purchase a $5 ticket via the official Forward Fest event page: Children under 18 years old are free.


We're excited to partner once again with Startup Weekend Madison!

This event is a part of Forward Fest, Wisconsin's largest tech and entrepreneurship festival. Earlier in the week, Women in Tech is hosting a series of lightning talks on diversity and inclusion with two Madison-area startups, likewise as part of Forward Fest ( Learn more at!

Snacks and drinks will be provided.

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"Curious about entrepreneurship and startup life?

Learn what it takes to get an idea off the ground from supportive entrepreneurs in a fun, off-kilter race against the clock, but in three hours instead of three days!

This year, Startup Weekend Madison is partnering with Madison Women in Tech, and focusing on women and nonbinary folks in the Madison community interested in learning more about entrepreneurship, business and startups.

Using provided craft supplies and oddball items, attendees will work in teams to invent a product or service, and learn basic business principles in the process. Attendees with children are encouraged to bring them along!"


StartingBlock has a parking ramp behind the building at East Main & South Livingston. There is also street parking, which is free and without time limits on Sundays. Bus routes #2, #4, #5, #6 and #7 have weekend stops within a few blocks.

StartingBlock is wheelchair accessible and has gender neutral restrooms.