Over the past year, leading Omaha tech nonprofit AIM Institute (aiminstitute.org) continued its commitment to growing a strong and diverse tech community through education, career development and outreach.
The highlights from 2023 include the following:
Renee Franklin stepped into the President and CEO role to continue AIM’s essential contributions in growing a diverse tech ecosystem locally and regionally. She is an expert in building community partnerships and strengthening nonprofit initiatives. Franklin succeeded former President and CEO Dr. Kandace Miller, who served the organization for 30 years.
The AIM Tech Awards, presented by Cox Business, honored businesses, innovators and educators impacting the tech community. Held at Certified Transmission Owner Peter Fink’s Muscle Car Museum, the event secured the highest level of fundraising in its history to support initiatives and programs.
Close to 900 individuals from as far away as Trinidad attended AIM’s Heartland Developers Conference, presented by Farm Credit Services of America. The event featured thought-provoking breakout sessions, engaging panel discussions and networking opportunities. Speakers and panelists offered key industry insights and sparked meaningful conversations.
“As 2023 comes to an end, we want to thank our supporters, partners and the many others who help us provide tech education, career development and more to nearly 6,000 people a year,” said Franklin. “As local and regional organizations evolve in the digital age, we are at the ready to fill the critical need for tech professionals in the coming years.”