Milky Way Tech Hub
Press Release

Milky Way Tech Hub Partners with American Family Institute and P5 Project to award $15,000 to Startups, MB Collab and MKE Black to Curate a Series of Workshops for Founders

By - Oct 14th, 2020 02:07 pm

MILWAUKEE, WI (October 13, 2020) –

This week the Milky Way Tech Hub announced its annual pitch competition. The Milky Way Tech Hub has partnered with American Family Institute and P5 Project to award up to $15,000 equity free funding to deserving startups. This year the event will be held virtually on November 17th giving access to a national audience.

The goal of the Milky Way Tech Hub is to provide capital, entrepreneurial and tech education for promising startups in the Midwest while actively creating an ecosystem in Milwaukee where Black people and POC can thrive in technology.

“As the Milky Way Tech Hub continues to spearhead efforts of creating equitable opportunities in Milwaukee’s tech ecosystems we realize that it is critical to create programming and policies that advance Wisconsin’s innovation ecosystem and support Wisconsin’s startup founders in a way that attracts and retains talent.”say’s Milky Way Tech Hub founder, Nadiyah Johnson. “While this is a national pitch event we look forward to providing this opportunity to the brilliant and budding startups in Milwaukee”.

A series of workshops will precede the big event to educate startups on topics that range from how to curate a winning pitch deck to showing the process of building successful community apps. The Milky Way Tech Hub presents these workshops in partnership with, MB Collab and MKE Black.

Milky Way Tech Hub Workshop Series:

Uncrowd – Intro to Pitching – October 20th – 8:00pm

MB Collab – Strategic Testing: Reduce risk through testing and learning November 12th

MKE Black – Behind the Tech of MKE Black – October 29th 6pm

Entrepreneurs leading early stage technology startups from a variety of industries are encouraged to apply for The Milky Way Tech Hub Annual Pitch Competition. Selected finalists will compete on a virtual stage during the pitch competition for funding.

To submit a pitch for The Milky Way Tech Hub Annual Pitch Competition, please visit

To learn more about Jet Constellations and The Milky Way Tech Hub, please visit

About Milky Way Tech Hub:

The Milky Way Tech Hub aims to realize the narrative that Milwaukee is a tech hub where Black people and POC are able to thrive in the field of technology. The Milky Way Tech Hub’s goal is to use its resources, programs and community partnerships to create equitable opportunities for Black people, POC and womxn in the tech industry.. Currently the Milky Way Tech Hub is raising a fund which aims to invest in 500 Black-led tech companies in the next 10 years.

About P5 Project:

The P5 Project was created to help entrepreneurs and leaders set and achieve even BIGGER goals to increase their Income, Impact & Influence. “P5” stands for Discover your PURPOSE, Pursue your PASSION, Increase your PROFITS, Embrace your POSSIBILITIES and Strive for Continual PROGRESS.

About American Family Institute:

The American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact is a venture capital firm and partner of choice for exceptional entrepreneurs who are building scalable, sustainable businesses in a long-term effort to close equity gaps in America. The Institute invests in companies working to build resilient communities, to provide economic opportunity for all, to create healthy youth development and to increase learning and academic achievement. It is based in Madison, Wisconsin.

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