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NCW Tech Alliance is a non-profit that connects businesses and community members with technology, entrepreneurship, and STEM education resources in North Central Washington. And you're in good company at NCW Tech, as we like to say "there is a place for everyone: techies, entrepreneurs, educators, community members, and businesses!"

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Membership provides companies an all-access pass to NCW Tech resources and events for all employees, including these sweet perks:

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Member Directory

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Promo Opportunities like Networked show

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Access to Member Only Events

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B2B Referrals &

Other Connections

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Discounted or free tickets to all events

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And so much more... Join today!

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Use the button below to sign up online. You will have the option to pay online via credit card or select "Pay Later" to mail a check to the NCW Tech Alliance office. Please note that your membership will not become active until payment is received.

Over the past 20 years, NCW Tech has been an active leader in driving economic development in North Central Washington and providing accessible resources to the community. Whether it's a casual networking event like Tech Talk & Happy or an educational workshop teaching business owners cybersecurity strategies, NCW Tech provides a platform for innovation, supports the region's entrepreneurial ecosystem, and celebrates STEM champions who are preparing the community for jobs of the future.

In addition to all of the membership perks listed above, your membership dollars support regional resources in technology, entrepreneurship, and STEM education.

Membership Levels.

Individual Membership

Annual Dues: $110

This membership level is for an individual. No business affiliation included.

Silver Business

Annual Dues: $315

This membership level is for companies with 11-30 employees. All employees become active members.

Flywheel Angel Investor

Annual Dues: $500

This membership level is for individuals participating in the Flywheel Angel Fund. No business affiliation included.

Gold Business

Annual Dues: $460

This membership level is for companies with 31-50 employees. All employees become active members.

Bronze Business

Annual Dues: $230

This membership level is for companies with 10 employees or less. All employees become active members.

Platinum Business

Annual Dues: $575

This membership level is for companies with more than 50 employees. All employees become active members.

Get inspired. Expand your knowledge.
Make connections.

Join your regional technology alliance today!

Program Overviews.

NCW Tech Alliance is a non-profit that connects businesses and community members with technology, entrepreneurship, and STEM education resources in North Central Washington. Check out the videos below to get an overview of some of the programs that the NCW Tech Alliance does. 

NCW Tech Alliance Digital Equity | Program Overview November 2023
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NCW Tech Alliance Digital Equity | Program Overview November 2023

The NCW Tech Alliance is steadfast in its commitment to shaping a future where technology is a driving force for the success of our rural communities. Our focus is not just on embracing technology, but doing so with a foundational commitment to Digital Equity. Our goal is to deliver inclusive and engaging programs that are accessible in terms of level, location, and language, reaching people wherever they are. Key Components of Our Digital Equity Program: NCW Digital Access and Equity Coalition: This coalition unites organizations, public utilities, government agencies, community groups, and stakeholders across Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan counties, along with the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. Our objective is to tackle issues related to digital access and equity in our region. Digital Navigator Training: These courses provide the necessary skills and knowledge for participants to assist community members in navigating the digital world, ensuring access to vital online resources and services. NCW Tech Help Pop-Ups: These engaging in-person events offer hands-on training and support, helping community members develop essential digital skills. Technology Classes in Spanish: In partnership with Community for the Advancement of Family Education (CAFE), we offer technology classes in Spanish, catering to the diverse needs of our community. Community Skilling Labs: These labs provide accessible, local opportunities for individuals to enhance their digital skills and knowledge. Value Statement: In September, alongside Thriving Together NCW, we celebrated Digital Equity Month. This included a series of pop-up events, trainings, and meetings aimed at narrowing the digital divide both now and in the future. The month-long focus was on raising awareness about the importance of digital equity in our 4-county region and on the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. Our Digital Equity initiatives are designed to ensure that everyone, regardless of socio-economic status, can fully participate in the digital world. By providing training, resources, and support, we're dedicated to creating a more inclusive and connected community, empowering everyone to benefit from the advancements of the digital age.
NCW Tech Alliance Apple STEM Network | Program Overview November 2023
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NCW Tech Alliance Apple STEM Network | Program Overview November 2023

Since its inception in 2015, NCW Tech has played a pivotal role in co-founding and co-directing the Apple STEM Network. This initiative is a collaborative effort with the North Central Educational Services District and a multitude of local industry, education, and community leaders. Our mission is clear: to foster a robust and dynamic STEM landscape, essential for nurturing the next generation of innovators and leaders. What We Do at the Apple STEM Network: Annual Networking and Learning Events: We organize and support key events like the STEM Summit and AI Expo, Tech & STEM Showcase, CS Fair, and the Hour of Code events. These gatherings are crucial in bringing together minds that are passionate about STEM. Specialized Series and Programs: Through initiatives like the Science in our Valley series and Women in STEM, we aim to highlight diverse perspectives and contributions in the field of STEM. Support for the Limitless Learning Network: This network plays a significant role in extending our outreach and impact in STEM education. High School to Post Secondary (H2P) Project: A part of the Apple STEM Network, this project focuses on creating a seamless transition for students from high school to post-secondary education in STEM fields. Our involvement in the Apple STEM Network is a testament to our unwavering commitment to STEM education and community engagement. By spearheading these initiatives, we ensure that our region remains at the forefront of STEM education, making a lasting impact on current and future generations. Our goal is to equip young minds with the tools, knowledge, and opportunities they need to become the innovators and leaders of tomorrow.
NCW Tech Alliance Innovator Awards | Program Overview November 2023
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NCW Tech Alliance Innovator Awards | Program Overview November 2023

Since its inception in 2001, the Innovator Awards Luncheon has become a hallmark event for NCW Tech Alliance. Recently, we celebrated our 22nd Annual Luncheon, a testament to the enduring significance of this event in recognizing and celebrating innovation in our community. The Innovator Awards Luncheon is an annual event, typically held in the fall. What began as a ceremony to honor the Entrepreneur of the Year has now expanded into a multifaceted awards ceremony. Each year, we recognize achievements across 5-6 award categories in technology, business, and education. This year's program was especially engaging, featuring video presentations and the awarding of scholarships. The lead-up to the Innovator Awards Luncheon involves an extensive community outreach campaign, spanning several months. This outreach is crucial in ensuring that we engage with a wide range of individuals and organizations who are at the forefront of innovation in our region. The Innovator Awards is more than just a ceremony; it's a celebration of the drive, passion, and spirit of innovators in North Central Washington (NCW). This event is not only a platform to honor those who have made significant contributions in their fields but also serves as an inspiration for those who are embarking on their journey in innovation. By bringing together the brightest minds and the most groundbreaking ideas, we aim to foster a culture of innovation that resonates throughout our community.
NCW Tech Alliance Flywheel Conference | Program Overview November 2023
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NCW Tech Alliance Flywheel Conference | Program Overview November 2023

Since its debut in 2017, the Flywheel Conference has grown into a leading three-day event in the heart of mid-April, renowned for its blend of networking, education, and celebration of innovation. This dynamic conference is designed to connect and inspire a diverse group of attendees from across the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Networking Pub Crawl: An exciting opportunity for attendees to mingle in a relaxed setting, fostering connections and collaborations. Educational Classes/Panels: These sessions offer insights from industry experts and thought leaders, enhancing attendees' knowledge and skills. Latina/o/x Founders Workshop: A dedicated platform for Latina/o/x entrepreneurs to network, learn, and showcase their ideas. Keynote Speakers: Featuring influential figures in the tech and business world, delivering inspiring and thought-provoking talks. Pitch Competition: Startups compete for funding over $300k, presenting their ideas to investors and industry leaders. Premier After-Party Celebration: A festive event to unwind, network, and celebrate the successes and connections made during the conference. Attendees include a wide array of professionals such as investors, angel investors, venture capital firms, entrepreneurs, startups, and students. In addition to the main event, the Flywheel Conference includes several pre and post-events, offering extended opportunities for networking and learning. The conference also plays a key role in managing the angel network, further contributing to the growth and development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. The Flywheel Conference is a cornerstone event for regional economic development, technology innovation, and networking. It stands as the largest event of the year, generating a positive financial outcome and driving forward the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation in the region. The conference is not just an event; it's a catalyst for growth, connection, and inspiration, playing a crucial role in shaping the future of technology and business in the Pacific Northwest.
NCW Tech Alliance Kick Off Party | Program Overview November 2023
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NCW Tech Alliance Kick Off Party | Program Overview November 2023

The NCW Kick-Off Party, an annual tradition since 2012, is a highlight event for the tech community and beyond, typically taking place in December or January. This evening networking social has become a key occasion for bringing together individuals from various sectors for an evening of connection and celebration. Over the years, the Kick-Off Party has seen many iterations, ranging from an informal tech game night to a formal catered sit-down dinner. The event has been held at notable locations like the CTC, Pybus Event Center, and BPOE Ballroom, each offering a unique ambiance to the occasion. The flexibility in the event's format reflects our commitment to keeping the experience fresh and engaging for all attendees. A Space for Celebration and Recognition: Originally providing a festive gathering for small companies, techies, and remote workers who might not have a company holiday party, the event has grown into something much more. In 2019, for instance, we utilized the party to honor outgoing and incoming board members and to share year-end results. This aspect of recognition and celebration has become a core part of the event's identity. Known by various names in the past, including Holiday Social, Holiday Party, and Sip Sip Hooray, the essence of the event has always been about fostering connections and sharing joy. The NCW Kick-Off Party is more than just a social event; it's a platform for NCW Tech and the general community to forge meaningful connections. It provides an excellent opportunity for us to share our programs, mission, results, and resources with the wider community. This event encapsulates our vision of creating a vibrant, interconnected tech community where ideas, support, and collaborations flourish.
NCW Tech Alliance Summer Social | Program Overview November 2023
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NCW Tech Alliance Summer Social | Program Overview November 2023

Welcome to the Summer Social Scholarship Fundraiser, a vibrant community event hosted by NCW Tech! ๐ŸŒž ๐Ÿ”น What started in 2008 as the GWATAโ€™s Tech Stomp or Summer Social has now blossomed into a much-anticipated gathering, aiming to unite our community during the sunny summer months and to raise crucial funds for scholarships. This is not just an event; it's a celebration of community spirit and a commitment to the future of STEM! ๐ŸŽ“ Our primary goal? To raise scholarship dollars! Over the years, this event has evolved from a simple annual member gathering to a significant fundraiser, supporting STEM education in our community. We're proud to say that the funds raised are directly awarded to educators and students through the Annual Innovator Awards Luncheon. ๐Ÿƒ Picture this: A fun, casual outdoor event where individuals, educators, and businesses come together. It's a perfect mix of relaxation, networking, and philanthropy, set against the backdrop of a beautiful summer evening. ๐Ÿค This event is more than just a fundraiser; it's a chance for members of NCW Tech and the wider community to forge meaningful connections. It's an opportunity to mingle, share ideas, and support a noble cause - all in one! ๐Ÿ’ก Whether you're passionate about STEM education, looking to network with like-minded individuals, or simply in for a good time, the Summer Social Scholarship Fundraiser is the place to be. Join us in making a difference, one summer evening at a time.
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