Founder and CEO Receives Notable Minority Executives Award

MARS Solutions Group’s Founder and CEO Rashi Arora Khosla has received the Notable Minority Executives award from BizTimes Milwaukee Business News. This award recognizes leaders from a wide range of areas who have demonstrated advancements in their industries, workplace equality, and civic engagement in the Milwaukee area. The following criteria* for the award must be met: Nominated minority executives must be currently employed at a business or nonprofit based in the southeastern Wisconsin area to qualify (Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Washington, Walworth and Sheboygan counties). Nominees must be currently serving in a senior level role at their firm (three levels or


MARS Returnship featured on The Morning Blend

For a number of years, MARS Solutions Group Founder & CEO Rashi Arora Khosla has been informally assisting women to return to their careers in technology after an employment gap, mainly for caring reasons, with a 100% success rate. MARS Returnship formally began in September 2020 welcoming 12 women to join the inaugural cohort. The program aims to assist those with a break in their technology career seamlessly return to the workforce. Merri Beckfield and Emily Patch joined the Morning Blend to discuss how MARS Returnship is supporting women returning to the workforce, and how we’re partnering with local companies


Join us for our Virtual Interviewing Webinar

Join us for a discussion on how to have a successful virtual interview. In today’s world, many employers are looking to set virtual interviews for the safety of both parties. But how can you ensure your interviewing skills are up to par? Learn more about how this type of interview will impact the job-seeking process, and how you can be prepared to showcase your best self. Speaker, Emily Patch, has been partnering with Milwaukee’s IT leaders and technical professionals for the past 8 years. She is well versed with what hiring managers are looking for in a candidate, as well as,


Summerfest Tech Virtual Booth

This year, Summerfest Tech will be hosted as a virtual event. This event provides information intended to educate, promote, and connect the tech and business communities. It is a great resource to hear from different tech leaders and how they are affected by ever-changing technologies. All levels of business and technology are encouraged to attend. Along with multiple panelists, there is a pitch competition to receive up to $15,000 in equity-free seed funding and in-kind services from sponsors. The competition showcases Wisconsin’s top emerging technology startups.   In the Expanding MKE’s Tech Talent Requires New Approaches breakout session, our CEO and Founder Rashi Khosla will be presenting on a newly launched program called MARS Returnship. This initiative is an on-ramp


Join us for our Data Ethics Webinar

THIS WEBINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED INDEFINITELY. CHECK BACK SOON FOR UPDATES. Event Details: Join us for a discussion of data ethics in today’s increasingly connected world. What does “data ethics” mean, why is it important, and whose job is it? Is it “just” a security thing? What about those misleading uses of data? Is the concept of privacy dead in today’s connected world? Gain some insight into answers to these questions and solid actions you can take to promote the ethical use of data in both your personal and professional life. Speaker Merri Beckfield, MS has over 25 years of experience


Founder and CEO Rashi Khosla selected as MKE Tech Hub Coalition board member

Founder and CEO of MARS Solutions Group Rashi Khosla has been selected to represent bronze-level coalition members as a board member of the MKE Tech Hub Coalition effective immediately. The selection was made through a vote from all current bronze-level members.   The primary goal of the MKE Tech Hub Coalition is to double the tech workforce in southeastern Wisconsin by 2025 which will fulfill the tech talent requirements of employers and drive economic success and innovation in the region. To achieve this bold milestone, the coalition harnesses the power of companies, entrepreneurs, educators, community organizations, and other key area stakeholders.   “I am honored to be selected as the newest


Founder and CEO Rashi Khosla highlighted on leadership podcast

Lead That Thing! is a podcast by Aruna Krishnan that features leaders in the community and focuses on topics that are pertinent and essential for both aspiring and current leaders. Episode number four is a spotlight on MARS Founder and CEO Rashi Khosla. Rashi speaks about being an accidental entrepreneur and how she ended up founding a thriving and rapidly-expanding company. She shares her fears, challenges, and wisdom she has gained during her unconventional journey. Being an entrepreneur gave Rashi the flexibility she needed to maintain a proper work-life balance. Creating a flexible work environment for others is something she


MARS Returnship program launches to promote women in tech

We are proud to announce the launch of MARS Returnship – a new program that provides an on-ramp to women who are looking to restart their careers in technology following a gap in employment. We provide on-the-job training, mentorship, and a partnership approach to prepare our cohorts to successfully rejoin the workforce.   MARS Returnship looks to provide high-caliber, female technical talent to employers that value gender diversity and inclusion. Our exceptional graduates and partner companies enjoy a customized experience to meet the unique technical and interpersonal needs of all involved.  MARS CEO and Founder Rashi Khosla has been informally providing support for women seeking to rejoin the workforce


Join us for 2020 Technology Trends webinar

Do you know what the top technology trends are in 2020? As technology professionals, part of our job is to be aware of the latest technology and to help interpret what it means. With technology changing so rapidly, how can we keep up? It can be daunting to say the least! In this short information share, we will talk about the latest hot trends in technology. And we will share tips and tricks to help you stay current in the most efficient manner! Speaker Merri Beckfield, MS has over 25 years of experience in business information systems and technology. Over


Stronger Together

We at MARS Solutions Group are deeply saddened by the tragic and senseless death of George Floyd. We are heartbroken at the widespread unrest and proudly stand with those seeking a just and inclusive society. As a minority-owned company, we do not tolerate racism and are committed to continuing to work towards an inclusive and progressive workplace and culture. As we navigate these turbulent times, we will band together to foster inclusivity and growth.

MARS joins the MKE Tech Hub Coalition

MARS Solutions Group is proud to join the MKE Tech Hub Coalition which connects the greater Milwaukee-area tech community and aims to build, attract, and retain diverse tech talent and businesses throughout southeastern Wisconsin. As the technology industry continues to grow and advance, finding talent for diverse roles has also increased. The coalition’s efforts to attract talent and build support includes engaging and partnering with members of the business community, as well as non-profits and anyone who shares the same goals of advancing innovation and technology in the region. The coalition has six main priorities for increasing the amount of


Martians aid in COVID-19 relief efforts

Many people are affected by COVID-19, especially those who are in the medical and healthcare field. These professionals are risking their lives everyday to help those who need care. A simple yet effective way to aid their efforts is to create masks. Since there has been a shortage of personal protective equipment, many people have stepped up and started making masks for these workers. Two of our Martians have aided in relief efforts by creating masks for medical professionals and healthcare workers. Below are details describing Anjana and Aparna’s mask making efforts. Why mask making? Anjana’s daughters’ school Key Club


MARS hosts virtual open house for consultants

MARS Solutions Group is hosting our very first virtual open house to connect fellow Martians, meet the internal team, and learn about 2020 technology trends. Do you know what the top technology trends are in 2020? As technology professionals, part of our job is to be aware of the latest technology and to help interpret what it means. With technology changing so rapidly, how can we keep up? It can be daunting to say the least! In this short information share, we will talk about the latest hot trends in technology. And we will share tips and tricks to help


MARS launches Slack workspace for employees

At MARS Solutions Group, we strive to create a community atmosphere. In an effort to foster connection, our team has launched a MARS Solutions Group Slack workspace for our staff and consultants where you can ask questions, receive updates, and get to know your fellow Martians. In the workspace, you will find a list of channels. These channels act as chatrooms. The conversation within them should relate to the hashtag. Within our workspace, we ask that you abide by the following rules: Send consolidated messages Keep messages business-appropriate Send chats only to relevant people Pay attention to cultural context Avoid


COVID-19 Resources

We at MARS Solutions Group have been closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. To promote health and safety within our organization, we have linked relevant resources with detailed and up-to-date information: 15 Days to Slow the Spread – provided by the White House Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Wisconsin Department of Health Services United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration

MARS sponsors LiftUp MKE Hack-a-Pipeline event

We are proud to be a sponsor for Lift Up MKE’s 2nd annual women and non-binary individual hackathon. Lift Up MKE is a women-owned technology company that strives to support others in leadership and provides diverse and safe tech events and training within the community. Hack-a-Pipeline is a great opportunity for women and non-binary individuals in the tech community to bring their talent and insight, as well as network and build experience to stop the pipeline leak. It is a two-day event, Feb. 22-23, where individuals are formed into teams to code and build a project. The first day includes


2019 Holiday Party

On Dec. 17, we invited our staff and consultants to our office for a holiday party where we celebrated our past year of successes and our bright future together. Attendees received play money to participate in black jack and roulette and the top four winners received gift cards to local restaurants. All who attended received a raffle ticket for additional gift cards. Thank you to our staff, consultants, partners, and community for a wonderful year. Happy holidays and we look forward to a great 2020!

Number of consultants doubled in 2019

MARS Solutions Group is proud to announce that we have doubled our number of consultants since the beginning of 2019. We are extremely proud of our growth and are working to promote a sustainable and scalable company for a successful future. We are on track to continue thriving in and beyond 2020. Our offshore team celebrated this significant milestone together in India as our local team plans a special celebration in the coming weeks.

It was a remarkable experience for MARS Solutions Group to be part of the Fall Experiment – Milwaukee’s burgeoning signature event in tech, art, music, and gaming.

There is no room for doubt in our minds that Milwaukee is indeed a brain belt city after experiencing this event. It put technology front and center as a gateway for inclusion and so many exciting possibilities. And the Steve Aoki concert was such an amazing finish to the festival. The mission of Fall Experiment is to help consumers and professionals “level-up” and interact with technology, gaming, art, and music the way we experience it – at the intersections Thanks, MKETech team for organizing this amazing event.    

MARS Solutions Group is proud to be Co-Sponsoring the FALL EXPERIMENT on October 4th & 5th at Wisconsin Center.

Music headliner Steve Aoki, Kickstarter pioneer Charles Adler, and thought leaders from Pixar, Amazon and Northwestern Mutual are just a few of the attractions at this year’s FALL EXPERIMENT! FALL EXPERIMENT Friday & Saturday October 4th & 5th The Wisconsin Center Milwaukee Started by Northwestern Mutual just a few years ago, FALL EXPERIMENT has emerged as Milwaukee’s own version of South By Southwest meets Woodstock, Shark Tank, and the future –  all in one big Immersion Festival that celebrates inclusion and diversity through intersections of technology, the arts, and a crossroads of innovations. Organized in specific tracks like developer and