Join us as we celebrate our Region’s achievements at the 18th Annual TechNite Awards Dinner at the Hotel Roanoke. This is one of the largest yearly gatherings of our thriving technology community and a key opportunity to network with hundreds of influential leaders in business and innovation.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the amazing achievements in technology-focused entrepreneurship, innovation, and leadership from across the region!

Award categories will include:

  • STEM-H Educator
  • Rising Star
  • Innovator
  • Entrepreneur
  • Regional Leadership
  • People’s Choice

Friday, April 21, 2017 | 5:30pm
The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center | Roanoke, Virginia
Book a hotel room.

After-Party: The Center in the Square – Science Museum

  • Access to the Science Museum of Western Virginia
  • Music and Dancing (by Master Taylor Entertainment)
  • Decadent Desserts (by Bella Events Catering)
  • Drinks
  • Caricature Entertainment (by Jed Mickle)
  • A Photo Booth (by Clear Choice Photo Booth)

Your TechNite ticket includes admittance to the After Party as well as two drink tickets. Unwind and have fun as we continue to celebrate. We will see you there!

TechNite 2017 News

TechNite 2017: Award Nominees Announced

The Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council is pleased to announce the Top Finalists in each TechNite 2017 award category. Congratulations to all the outstanding nominees! Winners will be announced at the TechNite awards ceremony on Friday, April 21 - get your tickets...

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TechNite 2017: Registration and Nominations

TechNite is an annual celebration of the Roanoke-Blacksburg region’s growing technology community and is one of the largest networking events of the year with hundreds of influential leaders in business and innovation. Join us as we honor the amazing achievements in...

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TechNite 2017: Keynote Speaker and Emcee Announced

The RBTC is pleased to announce that this year's TechNite will feature Keynote Speaker Bonz Hart and Emcee Caitlyn Scaggs. BONZ HART Bonz Hart began his career as a serial entrepreneur, consultant and worked for software companies in the US and Canada. His reputation...

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Bonz Hart

Bonz Hart

Bonz began his career as a serial entrepreneur, consultant and worked for software companies in the US and Canada. In 1993 Bonz founded Meridium with the vision of helping the world’s asset-intensive industries through effective Asset Performance Management software and services. In September of 2016 GE Digital purchased the rest of Meridium for an enterprise value of 500 million dollars. Bonz retired from GE/Meridium at the end of January 2017.

Bonz was an early President of the RBTC in the 1990’s.

Bonz will share some lessons learned to help grow your business and our region.

Caitlyn Scaggs

Caitlyn Scaggs

Caitlyn Scaggs went from being a police officer to marketing professional and ultimately the Chief Growth Officer at Polymer Solutions Incorporated (PSI). After joining the PSI team, she developed her skills as an expert ‘scientist’ in all things marketing, communications, and business development.

In 2013 Caitlyn began her own marketing firm, Blue Mobius Marketing, and is regarded as a thought leader in social media and digital marketing strategy. She has a passion for public speaking, writing, business development and continuous improvement.


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