This week’s episode of “WisBusiness: The Podcast” features Kathy Henrich, CEO of the Milwaukee Tech Hub Coalition, created to boost and amplify technology growth in southeastern Wisconsin.
The coalition sees a need for technology talent in the region and technology’s ability to drive economic growth for the region. The Tech Hub’s goal is to double that tech talent over the next five years.
“Our ‘machine shop of the world’ actually requires technology,” said Henrich. She added that industries such as manufacturing, distribution, health care and agriculture are being transformed by technology. “We are already a tech hub, we’ve just not been recognized as one.”
The Milwaukee Tech Hub Coalition has several initiatives to transform the image of the region for people outside of the area. One of these includes a 10-week “incubator” for startups called For-M.
“It was really a way of helping people who may have an idea in their head of a tech business that they would be interested in starting and helping them through the process… so that they feel like they can really take that to the next level,” said Henrich.
Listen to the podcast below, sponsored by UW-Madison: