The Nebraska Tech Collaborative (NTC) is business-led workforce initiative committed to convening leaders from government, education, and not-for-profit organizations across the state to develop, attract, and retain tech-talent and entrepreneurs to Nebraska.

The Aksarben Foundation launched the Nebraska Tech Collaborative (NTC) in early 2019 in response to business leaders across the state who were all struggling with similar tech-talent challenges.

Tech jobs are found in each company and industry sector making tech the fastest growing sector in the country and the world. Yet, the reality is that the fastest-growing sector is leaving and will continue to leave Nebraska behind if we don’t act now.

The NTC has developed goals around increasing the number of tech jobs and tech companies in Nebraska, with specific concentrations on DEI and our statewide tech-ecosystem. To learn more about these goals and how you can help, visit the NTC website!





NTC’s goal is to partner with collaborators throughout the state to increase the number of tech jobs in Nebraska by 2025

Target for increasing new tech companies in Nebraska by 2025

Goal to increase the number of women in tech throughout the state

NTC’s goal is to increase the percentage of underrepresented groups in the tech industry across the state

The NTC has developed goals around increasing the number of tech jobs and tech companies in Nebraska, with specific concentrations on DEI and our statewide tech ecosystem. We are committed to fostering an environment where innovation, collaboration, and creativity thrive. The mission of NTC focuses on convening leaders across the state to attract, develop, and retain tech talent and entrepreneurs to enable greater economic prosperity for Nebraska.


The NTC offers a variety of educational and collaborative programs designed to support the tech industry landscape throughout Nebraska.


NTC Scholars

Engaging NE-based tech interns through peer and partner networking events

High School Tech Ambassadors

Develop partnerships with Nebraska high schools and sponsor companies to learn more about careers in information technology

Educator Externships

Engaging educators and tech professionals to build and support the tech talent pipeline

LB1284 Support

Support efforts through the state legislature to fund the Computer Science and Technology Education Act (LB1112). As of the end of the Legislative session, this bill has passed.

Middle School Career Engineering Pathways

Collaborating with the University of Nebraska Foundation to map middle school to postsecondary tech career connection opportunities

Training To Placement Mapping

Training to placement exercise with community college and nontraditional training providers

Entrepreneurial Talent


Connecting NE innovators to grow the startup ecosystem

Pitch Days

Accelerate startup success through peer network development opportunities

Experience Talent

Women In Steam

Pair academic and industry professionals in science, technology, engineering, art, and math with mentors to foster entrepreneurship and leadership development

Nebraska Women Of Color In Tech

Create opportunities for women of color in tech to connect and share their experiences

Data Dashboard

The NTC provides reliable and timely data on the technology workforce of Nebraska with easy-to-use charts and graphics.

• Attend exclusive events

• Make industry connections

• Learn from industry thought leaders

• Share insights and discuss industry trends

• Gain visibility for your company through marketing and PR opportunities.

100% tax deductible 

• $2,500 – $4,500 – Storytelling Partner

• $5,000 – $9,500 – Startup Partner

• $10,000 – $30,000 – Tech Talent Partner

• $50,000+ – Premier Partner

• Small business innovators and entrepreneurs

• Growth software companies

• Technology-enabled manufacturing and hardware companies

• Established technology companies

• IT and Dev departments in non-tech companies

• Software and technology startups and early-stage companies

• Companies and organizations that provide services to the software and technology industry

• Organizations that want to transform the tech ecosystem

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