Milky Way Tech Hub founder Nadiyah Johnson and Oby Nwabuzor, founder of real estate development firm Envision Growth, are moving forward with plans to fundraise for a new co-working space and community hub in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood.
In 2020, the duo first announced plans to raise money to redevelop 3803 W. Fond du Lac Ave., a 5,100-square-foot building that currently houses Johnson’s software company Jet Constellations as well as her mother’s insurance company.
A crowdfunding page for the project officially went live on Aug. 11. The campaign’s target goal is $500,000, but the first phase of fundraising is for $10,000. That initial $10,000 will be used to complete a co-working space for area creatives, entrepreneurs and tech workers. The building will also have an event and multi-purpose area and office spaces.