Awarding Innovative Valley Businesses, Educators, Leaders, and Entrepreneurs

Once a year, the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council highlights tech local innovation. We celebrate the successes of technology firms, organizations and programs in the region — and the entrepreneurs, innovators, leaders, and educators behind those successes. This is the council’s biggest to-do of the year. At this premier dinner, the networking opportunities are unparalleled. Tech Nite is the largest annual technology event in the Valley

Largest SVTC Event Of The Year

During Tech Nite, approx. 275 attendees honor and recognize the technology innovators of the area. This recognition helps organizations and individuals immensely — the winning organization is able to expand its network, attract employees, and obtain publicity inside and often outside of the local region. Tech Nite allows attendees to witness the successes and innovative progression of the Shenandoah Valley. We encourage everyone to attend, network with others, and celebrate the innovative companies, organizations, educators, and leaders in our area.

Each year we receive a diverse set of nominees. Nominees come from a variety of disciplines —from agriculture to education and everything in-between. Nominations for the 8 award categories were received between Feb. 15 and March 16. and we gathered at the JMU Festival on May 2, 2018 for TechNite18 (2018 winners and nominees). TechNite19 is scheduled for April 29, 2019.

The best way to participate in TechNite19 – as always – is in helping to make a nomination (the form will open in Feb. 2019), and then attend, of course. Sponsorships will again be offered in 2019 to help you connect with the premier tech crowd in the Shenandoah Valley. Sponsorships fit all wallet sizes and range from the high-level award sponsorship (w/naming rights) to dessert bar sponsorship (Tech Nite Sponsorship Opportunities).

Tech Nite 18 Award Supporters
TN18 Table Sponsors
TN18 Multimedia Sponsors

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