The Arizona Technology Council is the premier trade association for science and technology companies across Arizona. The Council is home to more than 700 member companies that range in size from early-stage startups to larger corporations that are household names. The Council hosts more than 100 events per year and offers member companies with a variety of resources to expand their mission and grow their capacity, including an association health plan, a multiple-employer 401(k) plan and discounted tuition for degree programs at certain in-state educational institutions.
The Council also works to advocate for a technology-focused, pro-growth and business-focused agenda at the federal, state and local levels. Each year, the Council publishes a Public Policy Guide that showcases its legislative priorities for the year.
What is your 2023 focus?
In 2023, the Council is building on the momentum of celebrating its 20th anniversary by reflecting on its successes, identifying opportunities to deepen its engagement in the community and growing its overall impact. The Council is doing this by better describing and promoting the value it can bring to prospective and existing member companies, more intentionally attracting diverse and next-generation professionals and better facilitating human connections and collaboration. In sum, the Council wants to not only celebrate technological innovation, but highlight how technology can positively transform the lives of Arizonans statewide.
What are the top benefits of membership and/or participation?
Becoming a member of the Arizona Technology Council means coming home to a growing group of technology and business professionals who are eager to make connections; help one another grow; and develop game-changing solutions for Arizona, the nation and the world. Members benefit from 100+ annual informational events; discounted services from vetted providers; uncapped promotional opportunities; administrative support through an association health plan and a multiple-employer 401(k) plan; access to top talent and hiring support; opportunities to influence public policy at the local, state and federal levels; and access to discounted education and other professional development opportunities for employees.
Local Leader: Steven G. Zylstra
Title: President and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council and SciTech Institute
How Long with Organization? 16 years
ASBA is committed to serving and representing our members and the small business community with strength, respect, integrity and commitment to their growth and success.
Organization Name: Arizona Technology Council
Main Local Office: 2800 N. Central Ave., Suite 1530,
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 343-8324
No. of Members: 721
Types of Membership:
Industry, Associate and Government/Not-for-Profit/Academic
No. of Events per year: 100-150
Biggest Annual Event:
Phoenix: Governor’s Celebration of Innovation (projected for November 2023)
Tucson: Southern Arizona Tech + Business Expo (projected for Wednesday, October 18, 2023)
What should a prospective member know about your organization?: The Council is defined by its welcoming community. If you’re looking to get connected with Arizona’s cutting-edge technology ecosystem, the Council is the place to start..
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