Wisconsin Hardtech Accelerator by StartingBlock Launches a Groundbreaking 16-Week Program for Ag, Food, Bev, and Manufacturing Startups

Wisconsin HardTech Accelerator by StartingBlock, a leader in driving innovation and supporting entrepreneurial success in the hard technology sector, is excited to announce the launch of its 16-week accelerator program, commencing in June 2024. This program is specifically designed for startup founders in the agriculture, food and beverage, and manufacturing sectors, offering an unparalleled opportunity to propel their innovations to new heights.

Transformative Experience for Wisconsin’s AgTech, FoodTech, and Manufacturing Innovators
The Wisconsin HardTech Accelerator, located in the heart of Madison, is uniquely positioned to serve the vibrant startup ecosystem of Wisconsin. The program promises to offer an intensive, hands-on experience focusing on advanced product development, market readiness, and strategic growth. Startups from across Wisconsin are invited to apply to the program. Content will be delivered both in-person and remotely.

Program Highlights:

  • Expert Guidance and Mentorship: Access to a network of industry leaders, successful entrepreneurs, and technical experts.
  • Customized Training: Sessions tailored to meet the unique needs of hardtech startups, especially in the AgTech, FoodTech, and Manufacturing sectors.
  • Funding Opportunities: Guidance on securing investments, including specialized training on applying for SBIR grants.
  • Peer Learning and Collaboration: An environment that fosters collaboration, innovation, and shared learning among Wisconsin’s brightest entrepreneurial minds.

Application Process and Key Dates:
Applications Open: April 1, 2024
Application Deadline: June 5, 2024
Program Start Date: June 22, 2024
Demo Day and Graduation: Oct 3, 2024

Contacts and application information