Grow Your
Tech Network

At Premier Regional Events

Explore high-level topics, workshop ideas, grow your support networks and development channels, or simply enjoy a cold one with your peers at our series of panels, forums, and gatherings designed for technology professionals in the Roanoke-Blacksburg region.

Upcoming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Morning Jolt with WoTech


Come join your village of women in technology for a morning jolt of real talk. We’re hosting these every month to help us make connections and have casual conversations covering […]

Beer & Biotech

Big Lick Brewing Co. 409 Salem Ave SW, Roanoke, VA, United States

TECHLAB: From Local Start Up to Global Diagnostics Group Join us in welcoming Rob Day as he takes us through TECHLAB’s journey from a local start up through investment by […]

RAMP Pitch & Polish


Pitch & Polish clinics provide a valuable opportunity for entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas to a team of regional mentors who want to help them polish their presentation, provide […]

Happy Hour Presented by VTCRC & RBTC

Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center Building/Room TBA, Blacksburg, VA, United States

The Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center (VTCRC) and the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council (RBTC) are joining forces to bring you an exciting happy hour event. This collaboration not only fosters a […]

Optimize Your Makerspace: An Educator Workshop

Virginia Tech Roanoke Center 108 N. Jefferson St, Suite 701, Roanoke, VA, United States

Makerspaces are environments that challenge participants to create and learn though hands-on, personalized learning experiences. Experiences Include: Makerspace Background Goals Crafts vs Science Engagement at Any Age Microcontrollers and Micropython […]

Event Series and Forums

Our monthly gatherings, forums, and annual events like TechNite provide opportunities for you to meet other technology leaders, make valuable business contacts, and stay current with the growing regional technology sector. Partner with RBTC and elevate your brand to new heights.  

Tech & Toast

Tech & Toast events are held throughout the year and typically alternate between Blacksburg and Roanoke locations to encourage regional participation. Each event includes a speaker or panel and valuable networking with business and technology leaders from across the region.

TechNite is an annual celebration of the Roanoke–Blacksburg region’s technology community. The evening is highlighted with an awards ceremony where leaders are recognized in categories such as STEM-H Educator, Entrepreneur of the Year, Innovator of the Year, and Company of the Year.

Tech On Tap

Tech on Tap is the only series of events purely focused on networking within the regional Technology Community. It offers guests a laidback atmosphere to enjoy a cold drink and network with peers.


The Women in Technology Forum is an RBTC peer community providing support, development, and education through peer networks of women leaders and up-and-coming women leaders in technology companies.

Cyber Security

Dedicated to professionals engaged in IT and cyber-security related fields of work, the Cyber Security Forum is focused on exploring best practices and sharing insights in the always-evolving landscape of organizational IT.

The Blacks In Technology Foundation is the largest community of Black people in the technology industry. Through community-focused activities, events and outreach, the regional chapter, Blacks In Technology Southwest Virginia (BIT SWVA) is “Stomping the Divide” by establishing a blueprint of world-class technical excellence and innovation by providing resources, guidance, networking, and opportunities for members to share their expertise and advance their careers.”

Beer + Biotech

Beer & Biotech is an ecosystem-building series that will bring together investors, physicians, academics, inventors, startups, and state and regional leaders who are influential in the biotechnology industry. Each event in the year-long series will feature a local, regional, or national speaker and include plenty of time for networking and beverages at the host brewery.

Peer Roundtables

RBTC Peer Roundtables are marked by challenging, rigorous, confidential, business-focused, and empathetic comments that improve a company leader’s decision-making. These confidential conversations provide a place for peers to discuss issues they are facing and share best practices.

Are you a strategic professional in the technology sector? Are you seeking a robust and nurturing learning environment that can empower you to drive your organization’s continuous transformation, advancement, and achievement? If so, we invite you to consider participating in our Executive Roundtable.

CEO Roundtable

Members of the CEO Roundtables are the top executive, CEO, or President of an entity with an aggressive growth strategy. These individuals are past the early career stage, scaling up from revenues of $1M. Our mission is to provide a forum where smart, thoughtful, and dedicated peers at the CEO-level gain new insights into strategic issues that are impacting their ability to adapt and transform.