Startup Weekend Madison

2024: We're Back

January 26-28, 2024

We cancelled Startup Weekend Madison in 2020 due to the global pandemic, and we are excited to announce that we are back first thing in 2024!. 

Traditionally we've held Startup Weekend in the spring, but we're too excited to wait so we're planning an event for late January to help inspire a great year of entrepreneurship.  If you're interested in participating, organizing, mentoring, or getting involved in any way, please email and we will be in touch!

A huge thanks to our Past Startup Weekend sponsors

What is Startup Weekend?

It's a weekend-long event held every spring that brings together Madison designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all domains to do amazing things!

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. Startup Weekends can be found in hundreds of cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Madison, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

How does it work?

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it's a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a co-founder, meet someone new, or learn a new skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, sign up below to stay in the loop for the best weekend of your life.

Lodging Information

Hampton Inn & Suites Madison-West

  • Address: 483 Commerce Drive, Madison, WI 53719
  • Phone Number: 1-608-271-0200

Radisson Hotel Madison

  • Address: 517 Grand Canyon Drive, Madison, WI 53719
  • Phone Number: 1-608-833-0100

AmericInn Lodge & Suites Madison West

  • Address: 516 Grand Canyon Drive, Madison, WI 53719
  • Phone Number: 1-608-535-4712

Homewood Suites by Hilton Madison West

  • Address: 479 Commerce Drive, Madison, WI 53719
  • Phone Number: 1-608-271-0600

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