Bakkt is proud to support STEM education and the Venture Miami Scholarship Fund
Bakkt® is proud to announce our donation to the Venture Miami scholarship fund. A collaboration by the city of Miami, Venture Miami, and the Miami Foundation, this scholarship provides tuition support for at-need students who have been accepted into STEM programs at participating colleges. The Bakkt team couldn’t be happier to play our part in supporting this admirable cause.
“The continued development of STEM talent is instrumental to all industry sectors, but it is especially critical to the crypto economy and our goal of bringing access and utility to digital assets,” said Gavin Michael, CEO of Bakkt. “We’re proud to support this meaningful initiative that will help in-need local STEM students gain significant educational in-roads, while positioning the city of Miami as the center of technology recruiting and career development.”
Bakkt’s dream of a fully connected digital ecosystem relies in no small part on the strength of our economy and of our workforce. We need the next generation of tech-workers to be enthused, innovative, and knowledgeable in their pursuits if technology is going to keep progressing. The students of today will be the thought leaders of tomorrow. But none of this can be accomplished without STEM education that is accessible to all who wish to pursue it.
We’ve decided to donate to a Miami-based fund, as this city is increasingly becoming a hub of technology and innovation. Through several future-forward initiatives, Mayor Suarez has made it clear that turning Miami into the tech center of the U.S. is a high priority. We believe in the future of Miami, and we believe in the young, bright minds that it educates. We hope this donation will be one small step in ensuring an equitable, innovative, and connected society for us all.