“A rising tide lifts all ships.”
By becoming a member of the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council, your company’s ship will rise thanks to our community of entrepreneurs, business leaders, university researchers, banking and legal professionals, engineers, software designers, human resources experts, and all the other fields that you need to succeed.
The Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council is the region’s premier technology community comprising nearly 300 of western Virginia’s leading companies and institutions that together employ more than 25,000 of our best and brightest. By joining the RBTC, you will realize incredible opportunities to grow as an entrepreneur and, in turn, become a valued voice for others.
Networking Events. Monthly Tech & Toast gatherings and peer forums provide regular opportunities for you – and your team! – to meet like-minded colleagues and learn from experienced mentors.
Annual Awards. TechNite awards ceremony, together with our marketing team’s ongoing promotional campaigns, gives your company unparalleled visibility both regionally and nationally.
Growth Strategies. A consortium of venture capitalists, angel investors, financiers, and political leaders can provide invaluable access to accelerate your company’s growth.
Talent Recruitment. Plus job board, membership directory, and unmatched networking opportunities will help you recruit and retain talent for your company.
All membership levels enjoy access to these benefits
- Member Pricing for all RBTC Events
- Member Directory Listing
- Job Board Access
- Internship, Talent, and Leadership Development Program Access
- Group Forums
- Connection with Regional Leaders & Access to Subject Matter Experts
- Tech Leaders Newsletter
- Regional Technology Peer Advisory Groups
- Volunteer & Networking Opportunities
- Sponsorship Opportunities
10 Benefits of Membership
Build a Better Tomorrow
Want a strong and successful Roanoke – Blacksburg region for the generations to come? The technology companies of the RBTC represent the building blocks of economic success. They will provide good jobs for your children and grandchildren. If you want to help build a strong local technology community, the RBTC welcomes your support.
In addition to our events, the RBTC coordinates opportunities with media, fields requests for speakers and project collaborators, and provides other venues to raise the visibility of your company. Even if you don’t have customers in the area, you will benefit from the RBTC business and technology leaders who know who you are and what you do.
Our monthly Tech & Toast 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.
Our searchable database of RBTC member company profiles helps make connections between knowledgeable area experts and RBTC members to help you find the partner you need, and to help those looking for partners find you.
Regional Recruiting of Knowledge Workers
We foster relationships with our higher-education partners – Virginia Tech, Virginia Western Community College, Radford University, and others – that lead to new avenues for collaboration and the development of a healthy innovation ecosystem. The RBTC also works to make this region a sustainable environment for K-12 programs that enhance STEM-H career choices.
Free Job Board
At no cost to members, the RBTC job board pushes job listings to public job boards, including Craigslist, LinkedIn, and Indeed, where tech talent is already looking! This makes your HR professional’s job easier by cutting down on the number of job boards they need to update. By posting your jobs to the RBTC job board, you’re also helping the RBTC promote the opportunity for tech talent in our region
Sometimes it’s nice to talk to others that are in the same situation as you. Learn, teach, and get to know your industry peers in the Roanoke – Blacksburg region through RBTC forums. All employees of RBTC member companies are invited to participate in these specialized gatherings.
A Collective Voice for Technology
The RBTC represents the collective interest of technology companies in the Roanoke – Blacksburg region. We also serve as the interface to many government and non-profit organizations on behalf of our membership. The RBTC is an advocate for the region on a broad range of technology issues at the local and state level.
The RBTC facilitates the growth of technology-focused companies in the Roanoke – Blacksburg region. Connecting regional companies and providing space for collaboration and networking at RBTC events is one of the most valuable benefits of membership.
Member Discount Program
RBTC members can offer discounts and special deals to fellow member companies on their personalized profile. This is another way the RBTC helps regional companies collaborate and support local business efforts.
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The Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council is the region’s premier technology community comprising nearly 300 of western Virginia’s leading companies and institutions that together employ more than 25,000 of our best and brightest.
Join the RBTC
Expand Your Network
By joining the RBTC, you will realize incredible opportunities to grow as an entrepreneur and, in turn, become a valued voice for others.