Omaha, Neb. (December 15, 2022) – The Nebraska Tech Collaborative, an Aksarben Initiative, is excited to announce new Partnership Director, Melinda Meyer. Meyer will act as the liaison between the Nebraska Tech Collaborative (NTC) and potential partners while growing partnerships with goals established in tandem with the NTC Executive Director. In addition, she will oversee the Next Pioneer Program.
The Next Pioneers Program, part of the NTC, is launching its first cohort in January 2023. This group of connectors and entrepreneurs who positively impact Nebraska’s tech talent ecosystem, are working to eliminate friction for future builders and innovators across the state while demonstrating to the rest of the country that Nebraska is the best place to start and grow a business.
The Nebraska Tech Collaborative was launched by the Aksarben Foundation in 2019 as a response to business leaders’ call to action for more tech-talent. With over 50,000 available jobs in the state, and nearly all jobs being tech specific, or tech enabled, the need for talent continues to grow. The NTC partners with business, education, not-for-profit, and civic leaders statewide to identify friction points and potential solutions.
“We are very excited to have Melinda join the NTC team! Her skillsets and strong teamwork will help the NTC and our many partners advance the Nebraska tech talent ecosystem,” says NTC Executive Committee Chair, Mike Lechtenberger.
Melinda Meyer is a community engagement leader with roots in Omaha branching throughout the state to connect dots between creators and activators.
Earning a psychology degree from UNO and an industrial organizational psychology master’s degree from Bellevue University, Meyer has designed and executed partner outreach strategies across greater Omaha nonprofits and is an active volunteer and board member for youth, arts, and educational missions.
If you or your organization are interested in learning more about the Nebraska Tech Collaborative, or for more information on how to become a partner organization, please visit www.nebtechcollab.com. For more information about the Aksarben Foundation, visit www.aksarben.org.
About Aksarben Foundation
Established in 1895, Aksarben is a unified network of business and community leaders committed to preserving and expanding prosperity in our heartland communities through advancements in education, workplace development and civic projects born from effective private, public, and philanthropic partnerships.