Palm Beach Tech AssociationPalm Beach Tech Association

Vision

Palm Beach County will become a premier technology & innovation hub by 2030

Mission

The Palm Beach Technology Association will galvanize and grow the technology industry of Palm Beach County to become a landmark technology & innovation hub.

Palm Beach Tech

About

The Palm Beach Tech Association is a non-profit 501(c)6 membership association uniting and building the innovation, entrepreneurial, and technology industries throughout Palm Beach County.

As a countywide trade association, Palm Beach Tech promotes industry growth by working with business groups, educational institutions, and government entities to support the goals of member companies. The core focus is fixed on producing long-term economic impact by attracting new business, supporting startups, and building the talent pool.

With a scope of services that meets the needs of a wide range of industry professionals, from corporate CEO’s to freelancers, we believe in fostering the industry through a unified and holistic approach.

Our Core Initiatives

Education Pipeline

Work with local education partners to develop the talent pool for local technology companies and startups.

Brand Development

Capitalize on our global reputation to build a brand drawing business, attracting talent, and producing startups.

Community Advocacy

Serve as the voice of the technology industry to government and business leaders throughout the county.

Palm Beach Tech Initiatives

1. Career & Job Board: Host and maintain a countywide job board for freelance, part-time, and full-time positions, provided free-of-charge to job searchers and at a fee for job posters.

2. Palm Beach Tech Meetup: Develop a monthly evening event for the county industry featuring a keynote speaker, showcasing a local startup, and promoting a top-tier member company.

3. Industry Meetups: Consolidate current and develop new member-organized meetup groups throughout Palm Beach County, focused on specific regions, topics, and professions.

4. Startup Resources: Provide free and discounted business services through local resource partners, including legal, banking, accounting, and other such services.

5. Cornerstone Community Event: Organize an annual event in West Palm Beach showcasing the industry’s talent, developments and achievements. (i.e. Austin’s SXSW & Miami’s Emerge Americas)

6. Collaborative Workspaces: Work with partners to develop the establishment of technology-centric co-working facilities, utilizing private investment, government funds and community donations.

7. Assist Accelerators & Incubators: Support the establishment of startup accelerator and incubator programs throughout Palm Beach County, each with diverse and unique scopes.

8. Annual Awards Dinner: Host an annual dinner highlighting the accomplishments and future goals of the association, members, and the local tech industry as a whole.

9. Public Policy: Advocate for economic incentives, transportation options, cultural initiatives, and other policies to attract technology talent & companies

10. Annual Industry Report: Prepare an Annual Industry Report highlighting economic impact & trends, member achievements, and organization successes.

The Palm Beach Tech Story

Founded by a group of trailblazing technology entrepreneurs and executives in July 2015, Palm Beach Tech has formed into one of the largest regional innovation organizations in Florida.

This original working group set out to identify the problems facing the tech industry in the Palm Beaches.  Their solution was founding the Palm Beach Tech Association, with a 6 page organizational plan outlining its structure, goals, and initiatives.

The working group helping found Palm Beach Tech made up most of our original membership and brought our Founding Board of Directors together.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Joe Russo


Executive Director

Stephanie Buzano


Communications Manager

Tyler Tornaben


Community Manager

Kellie Ames


Community Coordinator

Jeremy Lawson


Resident Developer

Meghan McKenna


Resident Creative

Sydney Marrero


Operations & Marketing Intern

Colton Zecca


Web Development Intern

Bianca Wilson


Graphic Design Intern

Shalini Jhagru


Web Development Intern