About

Membership

Join NC TECH and make an investment, not just in your personal and professional growth, but in the growth of your employees, your organization and North Carolina’s tech sector.

Our focus is to provide a compelling value proposition to our diverse and growing membership through four key pillars – PROFESSIONAL NETWORKS, GOVERNMENT RELATIONS, TALENT DEVELOPMENT AND SECTOR PROMOTION.  

Become part of a powerful network of 650+ companies, organizations, and institutions representing 200,000+ employees in NC.  Whether you develop and sell technology, apply tech within business, or consume tech or support tech in government, education and economic development – NC TECH provides a like-minded community for you.

We invite you to join our dynamic community of influencers and innovators advancing the state’s tech future.

 

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HOW WILL MY ORGANIZATION BENEFIT?

NC TECH membership benefits extend to any and all employees, so everyone has access to the benefits and engagement opportunities. Here are some ways that you can leverage a membership:

Build Your Network

Grow your professional network in-person + virtually

Members can grow their network through peer interaction, educational programming, information share, relationship building and more, while participating in 75+ events each year.  Connect with the business and technology community and grow your business.

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Find and Develop Talent

Talent acquisition resources, D+I initiatives, + workforce access

Members can participate in regional Job Fairs, post for free on our tech-focused Job Board, and access IT jobs-related data to help attract and retain top talent. Programming and partnerships around diversity and inclusion support the professional development of member organizations.

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Be An Advocate

Connect with public officials + advocate a forward thinking legislative agenda

As the go-to organization for policy makers on issues affecting the tech sector, NC TECH connects members with policy leaders and state government purchasers. Members help develop the public policy agenda, host an annual Tech Day at the Legislature, and participate in sessions with state and federal officials.

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Get Noticed

Build your brand + maximize exposure through marketing opportunities

NC TECH provides avenues to gain visibility through social media, communications, speaking, exhibiting, sponsorship and more. Members are also featured at events throughout the year including the annual NC Tech Awards.

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Gain Access

Access to stats on IT spend, tech trends + industry data

Reports like the annual North Carolina State of Technology Industry Report (www.NCSTIR.com) and monthly IT Job Trends report provide data on North Carolina's technology sector.

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Save Money

Find cost savings + discounted pricing on events

Acess free and discounted registration to NC TECH and partner events.  Take advantage of or share your own special offers on products and services exclusive to the tech community.

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Meet our members

View a sortable and searchable list of current members or flip through a digital directory.

GET2KNOW NC TECH

A monthly webinar overview of NC TECH activities, online resources, and ways to maximize your membership benefits.  Open to all employees of current members and individuals interested in membership.  

Join our next webinar: Friday, July 12th at 9:00 AM - view and register at the events calendar.

How to Join

Review the membership categories below to determine which most closely fits your organization.  Then reference the membership rate chart to determine annual dues based on your total number of full-time NC employees (or only full-time NC IT employees for Affiliate and Technology Consumers).  Memberships will be active for 12 months from the time that you join and all employees will have access to membership benefits.

For questions regarding your membership category or pricing, contact Emily Young.

New member special offer

Upon joining, new members will receive their choice of either:

Membership Categories

TECHNOLOGY

COMPANY WHOSE PREDOMINANT BUSINESS IS THE DEVELOPMENT AND/OR SALE OF TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES

*NC TECH offers a special entry membership for tech startups that have 20 or less employees and who were founded in NC within the past 4 years 

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TECH CONSUMER

COMPANY UTILIZES TECHNOLOGY BUT PRIMARY BUSINESS IS NOT TECHNOLOGY OR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

ASSOCIATE

COMPANY THAT PROVIDES PROFESSIONAL OR CONSULTING SERVICES*

*Solo-practitioners and professionals in transition may join as individuals in this category - see chart below

AFFILIATE

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Membership Rates

 Membership Dues Chart

Please Note: Federal legislation requires NC TECH to notify you in regard to the non-deductible percent of dues paid applied toward lobbying expenses. Our 2019 estimate indicates less than 6.2% of your dues are non-deductible for tax purposes.

 

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