To spearhead the transformation of Michigan into a center of digital innovation, IT talent development, retention, and diversity by catalyzing business opportunities between enterprise firms and local technology suppliers.
How might we build an intuitive experience with technology that would allow organizations to find technology partners in Michigan's very own backyard? The search to solve this question was the beginning of our story in 2020.
Why we built TechBase.
One of the biggest challenges facing companies today is the need to find qualified technology suppliers to help them innovate and develop solutions that provide a competitive advantage. Conversely, suppliers, and especially smaller suppliers, have an uphill battle in gaining mindshare and visibility with prospective buyers.
The Michigan IT Alliance (MiITA) is an organization that provides a platform containing a curated database of supplier information. Called "TechBase", our platform contains curated data that helps prospective buyers find, qualify and connect with local, Michigan-based small tech firms.
This sets in motion a flywheel of economic activity that benefits buyer companies and technology suppliers as well as providing opportunities for developing, retaining and growing the digital workforce at Michigan.