Milky Way Tech Hub
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Milky Way Tech Hub Accelerator Announces Startups and Special Guest Speaker, Venture Capitalist Arlan Hamilton, for its Spring 2024 #InnovationSzn cohort


By - May 6th, 2024 12:12 pm

Milwaukee, WI – May 6, 2024 – The Milky Way Tech Hub is thrilled to announce the selection of eight dynamic startups for its national accelerator #InnovationSzn. These ventures represent a variety of industries and are unified in their innovative approaches to solving pressing challenges.

#InnovationSzn Startups:

  1. Tip a ScRxipt– A fintech solution focused on increasing medication adherence through controlled-expense debit cards.
  2. MKE Black – Dedicated to promoting black businesses and culture to bridge the racial wealth gap.
  3. AppEase – Enhancing healthcare through efficient digital exchanges of medical data.
  4. kinkofa – A platform dedicated to preserving unique family stories within the Black community.
  5. International Travel Advisor – Crafting personalized transition plans for aspiring digital nomads.
  6. eCourt Reporters – Facilitating direct connections between law firms and certified legal support services.
  7. MuSample – Offering educational content and personalized consultancy for musicians.
  8. staythanks – Revolutionizing the short-term rental experience by integrating local rewards.

These startups were selected for their exceptional potential to drive significant impact in their respective fields and communities.

In addition to celebrating these innovative teams, Milky Way Tech Hub is honored to announce that Arlan Hamilton, an award-winning venture capital investor and advocate for access and opportunity, will join the #InnovationSzn startup founders for an exclusive fireside chat with Milky Way Tech Hub founder, Nadiyah Johnson. This session promises to be an enriching conversation filled with insights and inspirational stories.

Leia Ferrari Traner, Chief of Staff at the Milky Way Tech Hub, commented, “We were blown away by the caliber of applicants to this program and had a tough time narrowing it down. We landed at an eight percent acceptance rate with founders from the Midwest all the way to the Deep South represented. These founders and their ideas are destined to change the world, and we are honored to play a part in their growth trajectory. They are all creating pathways for both social and economic transformation.”

Nadiyah Johnson, Founder of the Milky Way Tech Hub, expressed her enthusiasm, stating, “This accelerator is a cornerstone of our commitment to fostering a vibrant tech ecosystem where underestimated innovators can thrive. The involvement of visionaries like Arlan Hamilton underscores the transformative potential of collaboration and mentorship within our community. By investing in these promising businesses, we’re not just supporting innovation; we’re catapulting legacies and creating a foundation for generational wealth that can reshape our society for the better.”

About the Milky Way Tech Hub:

The Milky Way Tech Hub is a Milwaukee-based social impact initiative dedicated to creating equitable opportunities in the tech industry. By centering marginalized communities, the Milky Way strengthens the city’s ecosystem through initiatives in STEAM Education & Workforce, Entrepreneurship and Community engagement.

For more information on the Spring 2024 Accelerator #InnovationSzn, please visit the accelerator website.

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. While it is believed to be reliable, Urban Milwaukee does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

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