Pittsburgh Technical Council

2018 Tech 50 Awards

2018 Tech 50 Awards

About Tech 50 | How Tech 50 Works | Why Tech 50: Impact | Sponsorship Opportunities | SponsorsSocial Media

Tech 50: Impact! | October 25, 2018 | Wyndham Grand Hotel Pittsburgh

Tech 50 honors the great companies of the Pittsburgh region’s technology community that are making an impact with their ideas and innovation. 

The 2018 Tech 50 Nomination Period is now closed! 
Thanks to everyone who nominated a company or CEO for this year’s awards program. 

Listen to TechVibe Radio on August 24th to find out which companies and CEOs made it to the finals.

AwardAnnually, the Pittsburgh Technology Council and its member companies celebrate the most successful and innovative area companies. Now in its 22nd year, this is your opportunity to nominate and recognize the successful and impactful technology companies of the Pittsburgh region. 

About Tech 50

Tech 50 is an awards program that honors and recognizes the top fifty member companies of the Pittsburgh Technology Council, across technology-focused industries.  Tech 50 also recognizes the region's top tech CEOs and workplaces!

  • It’s a showcase of all of the exciting innovation going on in the region.

  • It’s a chance to learn about the leaders and technologies driving the region forward. 

  • It’s a forum to reunite with old friends while making connections to new colleagues with bright ideas.

  • It’s a sneak peak into the future of Pittsburgh and how the innovation here is making an impact.

  • It’s a stage that showcases new technologies to a broad audience.

  • It’s a collective recognition of the passion, hard work, and gusto of our tech community.

  • It’s reinforcement of how Pittsburgh is making an impact on the world!

How Tech 50 works


Members of the Pittsburgh Technology Council are invited to nominate a customer, vendor, friend, colleague, or their own company during the nomination period. 

A judging committee, comprised of member companies, read and score all of the nomination forms received. Based on the cumulative scores, fifty companies are selected to be a part of that year’s class of finalists.

  • Finalists are announced on TechVibe radio in late summer.

  • Finalists are lauded at a private VIP reception.

  • The public celebrates the finalists at the awards ceremony and dinner on October 25.

Why Tech 50: Impact! 

TechshowcaseThe 2018 Tech 50 theme is Impact! In the Pittsburgh region, our member companies are making an impact.  There are companies that are helping other companies run more efficiently, helping people learn new skills to broaden their own horizons, making life fun and easier through technology and literally saving lives.

The impact that companies are making here in the Pittsburgh region is felt in the city, region, and the globe. These companies are critical to our ecosystem to attract new investment into the region while strengthening our existing communities.  

This is a cause for celebration!

Nomination Information

The nomination period is now closed.  Listen to TechVibe Radio on August 24 to find out which companies and CEOs made it to the finals.

If selected as a finalist, companies receive:

  • Bragging Rights!

  • Coverage of your company in:

    • TEQ Magazine

    • Pittsburgh Technology Council Web Site

    • PTC Social Media

    • PTC Press Release(s)

  • Invitation for two company representatives to attend the celebratory VIP reception one month prior to Tech 50* (Date/Location TBD)

  • Exhibit table in the Showcase of Innovation at Tech 50

  • Recognition at the awards ceremony

  • A Finalist certificate to hang in your office

  • A finalist badge for display on your web site

*All attendees must purchase a ticket to attend the main awards ceremony on October 25, including the finalists.

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2018 Sponsorship Opportunities are now available!

Sponsorships are available in a variety of budgets. Please Contact Carolyn Candebat by email or call 412-918-4244 to discuss an option that will best showcase your brand. 

Social Media

Connect with the PTC and the Greater Pittsburgh technology community while celebrating your favorite finalists and winners on social media.

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