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Frequently Asked Questions
What does ColoTech stand for?
What is our mission?
What do we do for the industry?
Who can join?
Why should my company join?
If I become a member, is my entire company a member?
What networking opportunities exist for members?
What is the Colorado Technology Association's relationship to the Advance Colorado Center?
How is the Colorado Technology Association funded?
How is the Board of Directors organized and selected?
How can my company sponsor an event?
If my company wants to be an annual investor, what do I do and what do I get?
Will ColoTech promote my event or topic?
How can I become more involved?
If I’m not a member, can I still volunteer?
How do I sign up to receive emails and newsletters?

What does "ColoTech" stand for?
ColoTech is the abbreviation for our full name, the Colorado Technology Association. If you're curious about why we chose the abbreviation "ColoTech" over "CTA", it's because we didn't want to be confused with any of the other existing 100+ uses for that acronym.  More about our history >> 

What is our mission?
To be the leader of the technology industry by: unifying stakeholders to build a strong collective industry voice and presence in order to successfully lead the technology industry; growing technology leaders through development activities to enable people and companies to optimally perform; and ensuring Colorado's technology industry is recognized for its depth of industry and people..  Learn more about us >>  

What do we do for the industry?
We work with government, regulatory, legislative, and industry leaders to influence the policy issues and initiatives to ensure the health of the business environment for software, hardware and IT services companies is strong.  We continually develop and strengthen academic-industry relationships to increase the number of students graduating in IT fields.  We engage key technology stakeholders to create stronger business environments for all levels of technology company growth (start-up, small-size, medium, large-sized, and regional operations of technology companies).  We create numerous opportunities for business-to-business relationships, unique executive insight, professional development, and targeted forums for business with other technology firms.  Learn more about the industry >>

Who can join?
We invite all technology professionals to join the community.  As a community member, you will receive our free newsletter.  You can chose to uplevel your membership to one of our subscription plans to receive more benefits.  Membership is open to all software, hardware, e-commerce, digital media, technology services, and technology companies and IT departments in non-technology companies. We also serve academic organization, as well as agencies or associations related  to economic development, industry trade, government, chambers of commerce and non-profit.  Business memberships are available to advisors of technology companies (such as accounting, marketing, real-estate firms, etc.).  Learn more about the different types of members >> 

Why join?
Whether you are interested in expanding your business, it’s reputation, or in supporting the growth of the industry, we are here to serve you.  Learn more about the benefits of joining >>

If my company joins, is my entire company a member?
Yes.  When you join as a subscribing member company, you and all of your employees become members, providing all employees at your company the opportunity to take advantage of all that we provide.  You instantly become part of a network of today's business and technology leaders, invited to share or learn hard-won wisdom, industry best practices and competitive views.  All employees are invited to create profiles on the website, participate in groups and committees, and attend events.  Learn more about the benefits of joining >>

What networking opportunities exist?
We offer many opportunities to network and interact with industry leaders by attending many of our programs and events. You'll meet other member companies and executives that will enable you to create and expand business relationships with current and potential customers, vendors, and partners as well as gain referrals.  Though many of our monthly programs are focused on specific topics, we always provide networking before and after.  Our signature events (C-Level @ A Mile High, Apex Awards, and DEMOgala) are each great networking opportunities attracting more than 600-1,000 technology leaders from across the region at each one.  Check out the upcoming events >>

What is our relationship to the Advance Colorado Center?
We were one of the founding organizations in the Advance Colorado Center.  The Advance Colorado Center was focused on tech-based economic development, with a special emphasis on collaborative initiatives to stimulate technology industries.  Other members were the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA), Colorado Manufacturing and Technology (CAMT), Colorado Renewable Energy (CORE), Colorado Photonics Association, Colorado Nanotechnology Association, Colorado Film Commission and CTEK.  The Advance Colorado Center concluded in in 2009, but the importance of working together continues, and in fact, the Colorado Technology Association, CBSA and CAMT  office together in downtown Denver, to further facilitate coordinated opportunities for members and constituents. 

How is the Colorado Technology Association funded?
Our revenues come from three sources - membership subscriptions, annual investors and events sponsorships and tickets.  Our new and long-time annual investors are companies who are true leadersin the industry, and they, and the more than 100 volunteers, allow us to accomplish key initiatives each and every year.  More about our annual investors >>

How is your Board of Directors organized selected?
Our Board of Directors represents leaders in seven key sectors (Technology Entrepreneurs, Technology Executives, Industry Advisors, Access to Capital, Government and Public Sector, Academia, and International) of the information technology industry.  In December of 2008, the Board voted to change the bylaws to expand the number of seats from 25 to 45 to expand each sector.  Recommendations for Board nominees are reviewed by the Nominating Committee based on criteria outlined for strategic goals.  Nominees are reviewed for qualifications, involvement in the Colorado Technology Association and the industry as top decision makers for the sectors, and the ability to further our mission and vision.  More about the current  Board of Directors >>

How can my company sponsor an event?

We offer many event sponsorships.  Our most popular event sponsorships are for our signature events (C-Level @ A Mile High, Apex Awards, DEMOgala).  Signature event sponsorships range from $2,500 – $25,000 and includes a variety of branding, relationship building touch points, speaking and thought leadership.  General program sponsorships are also available.  Contact Michelle Marek 303.592.4079 to discuss where your company can benefit most. 

If my company wants to be an annual investor, what do I do and what do I get?

Annual investment provides extensive industry development, branding, thought leadership, speaking, and relationship building opportunities throughout the entire year and within everything we do.  Contact Michelle Marek 303.592.4079 to discuss potential investment options. 

Will the Colorado Technology Association promote my event or topic?
Colorado Technology Association members can post events, trainings, seminars, etc. to the community calendar to be seen by all site visitors.  Press releases and news pieces can also be posted to the website.  In addition, members have access to the Member Group and can post white papers, reports, and other informative information. 

How can I get more involved?
The first step to getting more involved is to participate!  You can easily participate by attending our programs and events or becoming more active on the online community.  If you want to be even more involved, join a committee, or volunteer the day of a signature event.  Learn more about the groups >>

If I’m not a member, can I still volunteer?
Volunteering is one of the great benefits of membership.  Volunteers grow deep relationships with members and believe in the work that we do.  We are very thankful for all that our volunteers do, not only for us, but for the Colorado technology industry.  Become a member today >> 

How do I sign up to receive emails and newsletters?
Keep up with the latest news and information about the technology industry in Colorado by receiving our latest emails and newsletter publications.  Register now >>

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