A new organization in Milwaukee is trying to connect business founders of color to funding. The mission of VC MKE is to create opportunities for underrepresented entrepreneurial founders to connect with interested venture capitalists.

The organization’s first event is scheduled for June 28 and June 29 in conjunction with Summerfest Tech Week in Milwaukee.

“Founders in the region already find it difficult to connect with VCs in general, (and) when you look at founders of color, this is an even greater problem,” said Que El-Amin, co-founder of VC MKE. “This event is a start at trying to solve that discrepancy.”

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