What is the SPTC?

The Southern Piedmont Technology Council (SPTC) is a member based organization consisting of technology companies and advocates from Southern Virginia. Through our networking meetings, conferences and banquets, we have aimed at building on our membership base, educating the community, facilitating discussion with, and increasing Southern Piedmont’s exposure to other parts of Virginia.

Join Us

Regardless of your business or personal activity, it is hard to deny that technology and innovation are impacting and changing the way we all operate. Be part of the growing technology movement right here in Southern Piedmont by joining the SPTC. Pro-rated memberships are currently available for the remainder of the year. 


Are you seeking funding to commercialize your high-potential technology? Join us on Monday, September 30, to learn about funding available through the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF), a Commonwealth of Virginia program managed by the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT).


CyberUp Summit

Is your personal mobile device really private? Are your employees following security protocols on their computers? Does the threat of cyber attacks concern you? This free summit is for anyone – individuals or businesses – to learn how to better safeguard their digital assets. Hear from renowned keynote speaker, John Sileo – dynamic presenter, award- winning author and security expert – as he shares his personal story of a cyber attack and how he overcame the challenges that resulted. Participate in breakout sessions on topics like phone fraud, securing your devices, surviving an attack, and more! 



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