STEAM & Dream

The Summit is an engaging and unique experience that will equip youth ages 12-17 and Adults with the tools to pursue their dreams in technology and entrepreneurship. There is also a Hip Hop Yoga class for Middle Schoolers and a fireside chat for High School Students and Adults with Earn Your Leisure!

STEAM & Dream 2022

Our Story

Schools in the Milwaukee community were closed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 outbreak. As a result, children were required to complete their education at home. Unfortunately, there was a lack of access to computers and STEAM programming in the home. We responded by utilizing our credibility, connections and virtual voice to educate and inform on the physical, mental, and economic impacts being felt most acutely by our neighbors. 

STEAM & Dream is a collaboration founded in community by Connect Business Consulting, Milky Way Tech Hub,  Sherman Phoenix, and American Family Insurance. AMFAM serves as a funding partner and provides thought leadership on program advancement. 


VC Academy

Rashaun Williams is a former investment banker turned venture capitalist focused on tech, consumer products, and media companies. Rashaun co-founded Queensbridge Venture Partners with Nas and has over 130 investments in his portfolio and over 30 exits. Mr. Williams is currently a general partner in the MVP All-Star Fund which is a late-stage tech fund. As an African American who worked his way up through Wall Street’s ranks and became a venture capitalist, Rashaun uniquely understands the need for diversity in the venture capital and private equity industries. His passion is teaching financial literacy to minority and underserved communities.

STEAM & Dream

We’re currently in the midst of the fourth Industrial Revolution – Internet of Things (IoT), innovation and technology are transforming everyday life. Now more than ever it is important to educate the youth on how to explore, innovate and tinker in a high tech world.

STEAM and DREAM functions to prepare BIPOC students for careers in STEM through engaging curriculum and mentorship opportunities.

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