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Membership Benefits

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 PTC can facilitate introductions through our extensive network of relationships and connections. The PTC can help you in our own backyard or internationally.

Business Development

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The PTC is 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 PTC 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 PTC 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.

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.

Conference and Facility Usage: The Council’s facilities are available free to its members, and for an up-charge, the 40-seat Resource Room is also available. Complimentary wireless access, on-site parking and coffee service is also a benefit of PTC membership

RoomCapacityCost to Members
Room 1A16Free
Room 1B8Free
Room 1C10Free
Resource Room40-50less than 4 hours = $250;
Over 4 Hours = $500

 

 

 

 

PTC Conference Center: member companies can set up secure and reliable audio/video conferences with participants from anywhere in the world - all with crystal clear connections.

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.

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Talent

ATTRACTING AND RETAINING A TALENTED WORKFORCE IS EVERY TECHNOLOGY COMPANY’S TOP CONCERN.

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 [pghCareerConnector.com] 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.

Talent Aquisition Marketing: Custom marketing plans and events help companies find top talent.

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Visibility

THE PTC HAS BUILT A ROBUST MULTIMEDIA PLATFORM TO PROMOTE THE LOCAL TECH SECTOR.

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 PTC 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 Made in PA, 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 Friday at 7 PM covering Pittsburgh’s local tech sector. Ride the airwaves with us as guest or put on your headphones for listen.

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Public Policy

OUR LOCAL, NATIONAL AND STATE POLITICAL ENVIRONMENTS ARE CONSTANTLY EVOLVING.

government relations graphicAs a technology entrepreneur, you need to ensure your interests are being driven through these changes. The PTC 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 PTC 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.

B2G 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

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