MadWorks Community

Madworks Coworking is based on the idea of community –

a community that extends far beyond the robin’s egg blue walls of our west-side lair. We collaborate and celebrate with a variety of institutions, organizations, meetups and people who help make Madison and Wisconsin an awesome place to live and work.


Here are a few of them.

Contact Us:


MadWorks CoWorking
c/o University Research Park
505 South Rosa Road, Suite #225
Madison, WI 53719
P: 608.441.8000

Madworks Seed Accelerator
Madworks is a seed accelerator operating in Madison, Wisconsin that provides grants, mentors, lean startup methodology, structure, access to next-round finance and much, much more to selected early-stage companies. Following lean startup methodology, we encourage our startups to “build, measure, and learn” as quickly as possible. This happens during a high-energy, 10-week program. Madworks Accelerator accepts early-stage companies created by UW-Madison faculty, staff, alumni and students, as well as early-stage companies from the greater Madison community.


Merlin Mentors
The Madison Entrepreneur Resource, Learning and Innovation Network (MERLIN) is comprised of experienced business leaders who volunteer their time, knowledge and experience to help convert entrepreneurs’ ideas into developing companies. The overall objective of MERLIN is to create a larger pool of viable entrepreneurs within the Madison community. MERLIN fosters growth in the number and quality of Madison area start-up enterprises by matching new entrepreneurs with experienced business people.


Wisconsin Technology Council
The Wisconsin Technology Council is the science and technology advisor to the Governor and the Legislature. Launched in 2001, the Tech Council was created by a bipartisan act of the governor and the Legislature. It is an independent, non-profit and non-partisan board with members from tech companies, venture capital firms, higher education, research institutions, government and law.

Atlas Providers

Atlas Providers
Atlas Providers is a network of local, specialized service providers who are passionate about entrepreneurship and have a proven track record of working with emerging companies. They have created a digital marketplace where entrepreneurs can easily search, review and connect with prequalified service providers in a transparent and simplified manner.

Madison Women in Tech
A meetup for women who work in tech, including designers, entrepreneurs, lab technicians, programmers, project managers, recruiters, database analysts, QA professionals, robotics engineers and everything in-between. Join other Madison women interested in learning, teaching, and building a community of women in technology.

Madison Startup Weekend
Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event that brings together Madison designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all domains to do amazing things.

Forward Festival

Forward Fest
The Forward Festival is Madison’s flagship technology and entrepreneurship festival. Since starting in 2010, it now attracts over 2,000 attendees and includes 8 full days packed with 40+ events organized by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. Join fellow entrepreneurs, nerds, designers, geeks, hackers, foodies, and creative professionals from the Midwest in a celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Discovery to Product (D2P)
Created through a partnership between UW–Madison and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), Discovery to Product (D2P) is a unit within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education. D2P serves as a resource hub to connect Madison area innovators with campus and community resources, and it provides direct programming to help campus-based innovators move their ideas from the university to the world.


The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF)
Through direct investments and local partnerships, WARF is committed to contributing to an ecosystem that helps move technologies from the university to the marketplace. We strive to serve as a trusted partner in educating university inventors, accelerating promising ideas and funding startup companies.