StartingBlock Madison, a still-to-be-built entrepreneurial center just east of downtown in Wisconsin’s capital city, took another major step forward this week. The nonprofit organization says it has met its $3 million fundraising goal and, with that piece in place, can continue working toward a groundbreaking planned for later this year.

The City of Madison contributed half of the $3 million total, says Scott Resnick, executive director of StartingBlock Madison. The remaining $1.5 million, raised by StartingBlock itself, came from about 80 Wisconsin-based groups and individuals, he says. Read the full story here.