The Pittsburgh Technology Council, or PTC, helps businesses build new ideas, get access to business capital, grow its employee base, and get their name out into the market.
Tech-related businesses of any size should consider joining the PTC to receive assistance, advice, and access to new resources.
There are over 1,300 members of the PTC who help Pittsburgh’s technology industry bustle with new developments and activity. You can become a member of the Pittsburgh Technology Council by following the three steps outlined on the PTC webpage.
The PTC helps businesses grow by working in four key areas:
- Business Development;
- Talent Retention;
- Government Relations;
- Visibility Services.
Arguably one of the most helpful advantages membership of the PTC can give a business is the opportunity to network in the technology innovation industry. Members can request a meeting with specific companies they feel will give them an advantage or helpful information. One-on-one meetings are also possible if you know of an individual whom you would like to ask more specific questions.
Meeting other business owners and professionals in your desired industry is easy to do at the more than 100 annual events hosted by the PTC each year. Leading businesses and individuals in manufacturing and technology are frequently present at PTC events. A new event series entitled “Business 2 Government” is a PTC strategy to connect members with federal and state government departments.
The PTC offers space at their office location for members who may not have their own area for meetings. Members may reserve a small conference room free of charge for a smaller meeting or brainstorming event. For meetings that cannot take place in person, the PTC Conference Center can be used to set up audio/visual conference calls with people all over the world.
While larger businesses may be looking to hire professionals for the long-term, small businesses might need help with a particular project or for a short period of time. Members of the PTC can find the top talent in their fields through job fairs, recruiting events, and the Career Connector Job Board. You can post job openings on the Career Connector free of charge or search through the PTC database to find the person who is right for your business.
The PTC has its own government relations team that helps educate technology businesses about the opportunities and threats related to the government. These experts can help you understand governmental processes, develop your own strategy for government relations, and keep you informed of changes in public policy. By becoming a member of the PTC, you will become part of the regional representatives who want to create a place for technology to thrive in the Greater Pittsburgh Area.
Finally, the PTC seeks to help you get your business known in the technology world by including your news on the Techburgher blog, teQ Magazine and Made in PA publications, and broadcasting it on TechVibe Radio. The free publicity offered by the many initiatives of the Pittsburgh Technology Council can get your mission out to the public and expand your customer base.