The Tech Collective was founded to inspire and assist companies to build community impact programs, collaborate with one another on common interests/causes, and ensure the sustainability of our community’s grassroots events such as Tech Pong and Tech’s Got Talent. Together, we can elevate and expand the impact of these initiatives across the province for generations to come.
There is no cost for membership in the Tech Collective and you will enjoy the following benefits:
• Access to (downloadable file and video) best practices in our resources section;
• Participation and networking at events such as lunch & learns and meetups;
•Promotion of your company and initiatives on our calendar of events;
•Use of the Tech Collective logo and recognition of your commitment to the community;
The Tech Collective will evolve under the direction of our advisory team and we encourage you to join today!
Since 2014, the community’s two anchor events have raised nearly $300,000 for local charities. If you haven’t participated yet, make this your year!
Tech's got Talent
Following the enormous success of TechPong in 2014, Tech’s got Talent was born in the summer of 2015. The inaugural event drew over 500 attendees and 19 lip-syncing companies who collectively raised over $50,000. The bi-annual event raised a further $35,000 in 2017!
- 2015 video
- 2017 video – coming soon!
Annual Campaign - Equal Access to STEM Education
We believe that every company and every person should give to the causes and charities that are most meaningful to them.
We also believe that there is strength and an opportunity to foster our community when we rally behind a cause that resonates with many.
Each year, The Tech Collective will promote a specific cause that the BC tech community may optionally join. There will be a series of blog posts, fundraising events and of course, a number of local charities that will be recipients of our collective generosity.
Impactful and lasting community impact programs aren’t built in a day. It takes time, experiences, and valuable resources. Creating an impactful program alone can be daunting.
With membership to The Tech Collective, you’ll gain access to an online ‘how to guide’ and invitations to quarterly learning events designed to help you leverage your company resources and strengthen the communities your team members care about. We will gather leaders from the BC community, and other like-minded companies to share their best practices with you!
- Events Calendar launching after Tech Pong 4.0!
- Resource Library launching after Tech Pong 4.0!
Founding Advisory Team
Here are some answers to the most commonly asked questions.
No, The Tech Collective does not accept or distribute any charitable donations.
There is currently no cost of membership. However we do anticipate having a modest annual fee ($100) once the founding partner call-out ends after Tech Pong 4.0.
Not yet. However, we are in the process of developing a manifesto and criteria for membership into The Tech Collective. A formal designation will be awarded to all companies who meet the criteria.
Unfortunately not. However, that doesn’t mean you cannot access our resources, participate in events, or offer your time, talents and treasures to our causes!
Yes, to be member of The Tech Collective, you must be a technology company. However, any company may access our resources, participate in events, or offer your time, talents and treasures to our causes!
No, but we encourage you to join as there are a lot of benefits of being a part of our broader community! Learn more here.
No, we encourage tech companies of all sizes to join!
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