Become a member

Stronger together 

Accomplishing our mission to inclusively expand tech talent cannot be accomplished in isolation.  Our success depends on collaboration and active involvement from our members.   

Our members span corporate, start-ups, non-profit, educational institutions, and community organizers – all united in our vision to make Milwaukee a vibrant, inclusive ecosystem where tech and innovation create enduring regional prosperity and life changing jobs. 

31,000 unfilled tech jobs by 2024
110K+ Higher average salaries in tech
4-5x multiplier effect to create economy of the future

Benefits of MKE Tech Hub Coalition Membership

Members contribute to advance the collective mission. Collaboration allows members to address root causes of common challenges and learn best practices from one another in the process.

Access diverse talent


  • Identify early talent through Coalition sponsored programs and events
  • Develop talent with apprenticeship & upskilling partnerships
  • Attract talent through featured placement on regional talent attraction site

Engage with the tech community

  • Member-only events, including access to insightful research 
  • Networking opportunities 
  • Committee participation to shape Coalition initiatives (*bronze level and above) 

    Gain visibility


    • Marketing opportunities across newsletter, social media, sponsored programs 
    • Engagement across Coalition programs and events 
    • Promotion as talent brand

    As a founding company, Northwestern Mutual understands that in order to build a growing, diverse and inclusive tech ecosystem, it takes a community of partnerships sharing their resources. And since its inception in 2019, the MKE Tech Coalition has grown in membership, offers targeted programming and is strengthening the reputation of Milwaukee as a tech hub.

    Jeff Sippel, Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Northwestern Mutual

    How to join 

     Membership is tiered to provide organizations options for how to get involved.  

    Committee-level membership 

    All bronze and above members can serve on our committees to help shape Coalition initiatives, plus receive additional membership benefits based on level.   To learn more about committee-level membership, please email us at

    Community-level membership 

    Impact the tech community and engage with like-minded organizations including our non-profit, educational and community  partners.  Sign up for a community membership today.

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