Our Programs

Developing a diverse tech ecosystem

We collaborate with our members and partner organizations to build programs that strategically drive towards our mission of inclusively doubling tech talent in the region. These programs develop the essential skills and connections to grow the Milwaukee tech community.

Your guide into the tech startup space.

FOR-M is an initiative of the MKE Tech Hub Coalition, powered by The Commons and We Pivot, to support and grow Milwaukee’s tech startup ecosystem.  This free program takes a community-based approach to offer tech startup founders the guidance, connections, and support to kickstart their new business concepts.

Advancing early tech talent.

The MKE Tech Talent Accelerator is an initative of the MKE Tech Hub Coalition, powered by The Commons, that works to advance early tech talent through connected experiences for students, educators and employers.  Our program for 2021 focuses on the impact and ethics of data and artificial intelligence and includes a virtual summer pre-internship, educator workshop and regional tech career expo.

Discovering the next great solution.

Great ideas can come from anywhere. Through Reverse Pitch MKE, companies open their doors to entrepreneurs, startups and other creatives who want the opportunity to help solve challenges and launch a product and business of their own.

Helping grow student entrepreneurs.

Through Reverse Pitch MKE – High School Edition, student have an opportunity to help solve challenges and win cash prizes and internships. This program, powered by the Young Enterprising Society (YES), shows students technology and entrepreneur thinking solve real problems.

Inspiring the next generation of tech leaders.

Area companies, nonprofit organizations and schools demonstrate a commitment to local talent development by spending an hour mentoring students on the future of work in a digital economy and/or to do a tech related activity during Computer Science Week in December.

The MKE Tech Hub Coalition is committed to closing the diversity gap in tech.  Our programmatic goal is over 50% diverse participation including persons of color, women, disabled and veterans who have been traditionally underrepresented in tech.

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