Established in 2000, Tampa Bay Tech (formerly known as the Tampa Bay Technology Forum) is Florida's largest technology council.
Tampa Bay Tech has three strategic initiatives: Workforce, Marketing & Community. In addition, Tampa Bay Tech produces two flagship events every year: the poweredUP Technology Festival and the Tampa Bay Tech Awards. In addition, Tampa Bay Tech organizes hundreds of interest-level gatherings per year in conjunction with our Board of Directors, Technology Executive Council, Meetup cooperative and community partners.
Mission: Empower Florida’s largest, and the nation's second-fastest-growing, tech hub by collaborating with Tampa Bay’s largest and fastest-growing tech companies and their value-chain partners.
Vision: Tampa Bay is recognized globally as a leading tech hub.
Leadership: We are visionary, progressive and forward-thinking.
Collaboration: We are inclusive, open and relationship-focused.
Storytelling: We are hard-working, actively engaged and fanatical about tech.
Tampa Bay Tech | PO Box 20067, Tampa, FL 33622 | 813-400-1164 | https://tampabay.tech
About Tampa Bay Tech
Tampa Bay is Florida's largest, and the nation's second-fastest-growing, tech hub. We are
home to 1 out of every 89 US tech workers, more tech talent than half the states in the nation.
One, specific, point of pride is that the Tampa MSA employs the most female tech talent in the
state, greater than the closest market (Orlando) by almost 40%. The ratio of male to female
tech talent in the Tampa MSA (73% male, 27% female) is better than traditional tech hubs San
Francisco, Seattle, Austin and many others.
Our organization, Tampa Bay Tech, is a board-lead, membership-driven non-profit, whose
membership consists of the region's largest and fastest-growing tech employers. Combined,
our membership employs over two million, raised more than a quarter of a billion in equity
capital, generates over half a trillion in annual revenue and carries over a trillion-dollar market
Our board leadership consisting of the most senior tech leadership from such organizations
as Accenture, IRONMAN, Nielsen, Tech Data, Valpak and more believes that our mission of
empowering Tampa Bay's tech community through our community, marketing and workforce
initiatives is vital because we are at our strongest when working together.
And our efforts are paying off. Tampa Bay Tech membership sponsors 52 Tech Meetup groups,
engaging more than 16,500 unique participants. We've been partners on over $5.9MM in
workforce grants since 2016. We've built a tech news wire with a distribution broader than
any other media outlet in the region.
We produce two signature events each year. Our poweredUP Tampa Bay Tech Festival, the
region's singular tech-only festival, with over 1200 registered attendees in May 2018. Our 15th
Annual Tampa Bay Tech Awards will open nominations this summer, with an ultra-exclusive
event to be held Friday, November 9th, at Armature Works in Tampa. We also lead groups for