Tech Week Events | Oct. 17–21

Launched in 2011, Tech Week is an annual initiative to support and engage the local tech community through education, networking, and programming for entrepreneurs, executives, students, educators and other stakeholders of the IT industry. Tech Week is organized by Greater Cleveland Partnership’s GCP Tech and RITE, The Regional IT Workforce Alliance.

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2022 IT Careers Expo | Tuesday, Oct. 18

​The Expo will bring together major employers and over 1,000 high school and college students from across the region, and feature two of GCP’s signature tech talent events: the 10th Annual Passport to IT Careers for high school students and the 13th Annual Linking Talent to Opportunity Program.  In addition to these two events, all participating employers will have unique networking opportunities to engage with IT faculty and career services staff from up to 13 regional colleges and universities.  ​

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Tech Week Happy Hour | Wednesday, Oct. 19

Join us for a fun, interactive, laid-back networking night where we will bring the tech community together for connections, conversations, and cocktails that will lead to future collaborations. 

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Tech Week for a Wednesday night Happy Hour with other tech executives and business owners at Cleveland’s lauded Market Garden Brewery. Enjoy networking, award winning craft beers, wine and appetizers. Since 2011, Market Garden Brewery has brought bold seasonal beers and a creative, chef-driven menu to Cleveland’s historic Ohio City neighborhood. Join us to sample a rotating draft list and a curated wine and cocktail program at their three bars and outdoor patios while you connect with the tech community.  Tech Week Happy Hour is sponsored and presented by CentraComm. 

Bridges to IT Roadshow | Oct. 19-21

Find Your Bridge to an IT Career – Connect with our Workforce Connect IT Sector Partnership IT ecosystem team who can meet you where you are and help you create your pathway to an IT career!

Our aim is to meet untapped talent in the communities where they live through partnerships with local community organizations including JumpStart Cleveland Learning Centers, the Urban League Greater Cleveland, Cuyahoga County Public Library and many more neighborhood organizations.

Tech Ed Seminar | Thursday, Oct. 20

After getting a taste for the flexibility offered by remote work, 51% of employees who are currently hybrid seek being fully remote in the next year, according to the 2022 Microsoft Work Trend Index.

Yet going hybrid or fully remote “by default” is a recipe for organizational dysfunction.

The right workplace strategy involves thoughtful planning and execution to maintain a strong company culture and ensure modern leadership behaviors keep your business running well with people engaged.

Steve Jenkins, who leads Centric’s People & Change Practice, will share Centric Consulting and client stories, insights and key questions to consider when defining your company’s hybrid workplace strategy. 

Best of Tech Awards | Thursday, Oct. 20

The Best of Tech Awards is a celebration of the technology community in Greater Cleveland. The awards honor companies and individuals who are excelling and helping grow the tech sector in our region. The event also serves as a great networking opportunity for technology and other professionals. Admission includes a reception and the Best of Tech Awards program, recognizing many of our region’s technology companies, leaders, enterprise technology organizations, and educators. 

Location:  Gordon Green , 5400 Detroit Ave.

Agenda: 

  •   5:00 p.m. Registration
  •   5:30 p.m. Best of Tech Awards Ceremony
  •   6:30 p.m. Reception, passed Hors d’ oeuvres and cocktails

This year’s categories include: 

  • Most Promising Startup: This award recognizes an early-stage business with great early traction, sound fundamentals, a unique value proposition and promising prospects for success. 
  • Best Technology Solution:  This award – in both the commercial and non-commercial categories – recognizes an outstanding tech solution based on creativity, market or business need, effective deployment, and future potential. 
  • Best Tech Services Company:  This award recognizes outstanding achievement for firms providing IT related services and/or products.  
  • The Best Support of the Tech Community:  This award recognizes exemplary efforts and results in the support, development, and expansion of the regional tech community.  
  • Tech Team of the Year:  This award recognizes the team that demonstrates innovation, problem solving, commitment and – of course – outstanding teamwork…all delivering results for both company and community.  
  • Tech Company of the Year: This award recognizes a tech company (small and large categories) that is demonstrating leadership in products, services, customers, and staff 
  • Excellence in Manufacturing: This award recognizes a manufacturing company that is innovating and evolving by embracing next generation technology tools and solutions. 

(Applications close Oct. 3.)

Tech Week Presenting Sponsor: Best of Tech

Tech Week Presenting Sponsor: Careers Expo

Tech Week Corporate Sponsors

Tech Week Supporting Sponsors

Minute Men HR

Tech Week Exhibit Sponsors