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Membership Benefits

So Many Reasons to Join and Start Growing Your Business Today!

The Pittsburgh Technology Council is driven to help its members connect with people and organizations they need for success. Whether you’re trying to reach new customers, build partnerships or secure funding, the Tech Council can facilitate introductions through our extensive network of relationships and connections. The Tech Council can help you in our own backyard or internationally.

Business Development


The Tech Councils absolutely driven to help its members connect with the resources they need for success. Whether you’re trying to reach new customers, build partnerships or secure funding, the Tech Council can facilitate a connection. We can help you connect with companies in our own backyard or internationally. We’ve been able to connect our members to business opportunities with organizations, including FedEx Ground, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Pirates, Phipps Conservatory and LG to name a few. On the venture capital front, the Tech Council regularly leads business missions to both coasts introducing members to investors. We’re also bringing top technology investors like Bain Capital and Kleiner Perkins, Caufield & Byers to Pittsburgh.

One-on-One Introductions: The Council’s knowledgeable staff can introduce you to other member companies tohelp you develop sales leads, investment opportunities and much more.

High-Impact Business Opportunities: Get in front of exclusive business opportunities with high-visibility customers. We’ve worked with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Phipps, LG and the Canadian oil sands.

Venture Series: Connecting Pittsburgh tech companies with global venture capital and finance firms. We lead missions to both coasts connecting top VCs with our members. Plus, we bring top VCs to Pittsburgh to evaluate the region’s deal flow.

Events: The Council programs more than 100 events every year for networking and knowledge building. We focus on bringing in the region’s and nation’s largest purchasers of technology and services to help you grow your business.


The Council’s facilities are available to its members. Complimentary wireless access, on-site parking and coffee service is also a benefit of Tech Council membership.

Twice a Year:

No Charge for Full Day use of the Klasnick Room, Conference B and Conference Room C (8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m)

 Klasnick Room:  

First Two Hours Free; $25 per for each additional hour (8:30 to 4:00 p.m.)

Conference Room B:First Two Hours Free; $25 per hour for each additional hour (8:30 to 4:00: p.m)
Conference Room C:First Two Hours Free; $25 per hour for each additional hour (8:30 to 4:00 p.m)

Resource Room: Member companies can set up secure and reliable audio/video conferences with participants from anywhere in the world - all with crystal clear connections. Contact Melissa Becker for pricing and avaialbility

Room Capacities:

Room 1B8 
Room 1C10 
Resource Room40-50 

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talent graphicIt takes the right talent to make your business hum, and the PTC can be your top resource. Loaded with thousands of quality resumes and some 40,000 visitors each month, the PTC’s Career Connector [] can help you locate talent at every level from seasoned engineers to a promising intern. On average, there are 10,000 active resumes in our database. Additionally, the PTC is committed to finding the top technology talent from across the country through its out-of-town recruiting and job fair efforts to ensure your company has a continual flow of new talent. Also, with the right people on board, we provide an unparalleled package of health and disability insurance to keep them happy and secure through our PTC Corporate Coverage Group.

PTC Benefits: The PTC Corporate Coverage Group provides the ultimate healthcare benefits and disability insurance. Property and Casualty Insurance, Voluntary Insurance and Life Insurance.

STEM Talent Development: Personalized service to connect you with the region’s top STEM talent and students.

Career Connector: Search thousands of resumes and post your job openings for free on the Council’s new and improved career center.

Recruiting Events: Meet entry level and experienced professionals at one of our upcoming recruiting events.

Apprenti PGH: This initiative is designed to eliminate the barriers commonly faced by tech interested individuals from underrepresented groups as well as give employers access to a wider, more diverse talent base.

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Our award-winning publications, radio show, website, social media channels, audiocasts and videos Visibility Graphicspotlight both established companies and startups, profile tech personalities, break local tech news as it happens, provide business-building knowledge and engage our thousands of readers and listeners in our diverse tech community. The Council’s multimedia platform not only showcases your success and news, but is also a valuable tool to build your overall knowledge base and business. Read the Council’s headlines and make some headlines of your own. We’re here to help you gain credible, positive visibility.

Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities: Progressive advertising options in print and online allows for companies of all sizes to maximize target messaging directly to the C-level decision makers in the technology community.

Press Releases: The Tech Council is proud of our members’ accomplishments and post their recent press releases and news to our site. We are the go-to source for Pittsburgh tech news.

Publications: The Pittsburgh Technology Council’s publications TEQ and On RAMP, are the go-to source for technology and business news in the Pittsburgh region. Not only do we profile our members, we rely on them to provide expertise and insight to our thousands of readers.

TechVibe Radio: TechVibe Radio broadcasts on KDKA 1020 AM every Sunday at 6 AM covering Pittsburgh’s local tech sector. Ride the airwaves with us as a guest or put on your headphones for listen.

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Public Policy


government relations graphicAs a technology entrepreneur, you need to ensure your interests are being driven through these changes. The Council is your vehicle to build a pro-growth environment for innovators and entrepreneurs. In addition to our efforts to positively influence public policy, we also work to help you understand existing public policies and their implications for your business. Through our ongoing public policy event series, we regularly host key speakers, including elected officials at all levels of government, to speak on a broad array of topics, including healthcare, energy, cybersecurity, immigration and technology acquisition.

Advocacy for Innovators: The Tech Council promotes the creation of a pro-growth environment to support the success of regional technology businesses.


The Council is currently working to:

  • Reduce Pennsylvania’s corporate net income tax.
  • Create an angel investment tax credit to accelerate the flow of growth capital to regional entrepreneurs.
  • Target the Commonwealth’s limited economic development resources on efforts that support organic growth of local start-up businesses.

Business to Goverment Series: Federal and state governments are among the largest consumers of technology. They often require solutions that have yet to be invented. As the trade association representing the region’s innovators, the PTC works to educate businesses about R&D and procurement-related opportunities at all levels of government. Through our Business-to-Government Series we have hosted the following leaders:

  • CIO – Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Director of DARPA
  • Secretary of the PA DEP
  • Undersecretary of the U.S. DOE
  • Chief Commercialization Officer of the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security



Unique among trade associations, the Pittsburgh Technology Council organizes industry networks that create relationships, build knowledge, grow businesses and serve as the cornerstone of Council membership.

Each community provides participating companies and individuals the opportunity to:

  • Build business through one-on-one introductions, networking events and high-impact opportunities

  • Access top talent through our Career Connector and talent development services

  • Gain visibility through TEQ, TechVibe Radio, and other media channels

  • Benefit from Council advocacy through industry- and peer-level public policy efforts

Feel like talking? Want more info on our networks? Call us at 412-687-2700 or

Advanced Manufacturing: Provide knowledge through programming, best-practices, company tours, open forum discussions and more.

Creative Industries: Advocate as a voice for the industry and leverage strategic plans to position the region as a creative industry hub.

IT: Advocate in the spirit of regional technology, and promote a tech-rich legislative agenda that draws attention to southwestern Pennsylvania companies.


Refer a Member

Any current Tech Council member that refers a new member can save big money on attending future events and programs.

  • $40 off 4 events more than $2500 referral
  • $40 off 2 events $1000-2500 referral
  • $40 off 1 event under $1000 referral

Contact Shelby Mastovich, Membership Director, for full details at

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