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The Technology Council of Central PA (TCCP) supports our region’s tech companies through a proven platform of Business Development, Talent Retention, Network Development and Visibility Services. Companies from all sectors and all growth stages join the TCCP to build new business, develop their workforce, connect to each other and promote their brand.  Our conferences and events place our member companies and the products they produce on center stage. Or networking events are widely attended by the technology community – our conferences and seminars focus on leading edge tech, best practices and emerging trends.


More than 300 members strong and over thirty years in the making, the TCCP membership spans the Central Pennsylvania technology landscape. We represent hardware, IT, Life Science, Energy, Manufacturing and Tech Startups. We attract firms that build technology product and utilize technology as a strategic weapon. Our Capital City location has allowed us to cultivate a strong partnership with local, state and federal government organizations. We are the Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania and we’re proud to be the voice of Central Pennsylvania’s thriving technology industry.


In 2015 we’re rolling out several new programs that  drill into the use of technology across many vertical markets.  The Advanced Manufacturing Network will focus on advances in additive manufacturing and its disruptive affect on the supply chain. Our Information Technology Network launches new programs designed to inform, educate and network Central PA’s IT community. The Tech Startup network and the Founders Roundtable will promote entrepreneurship connecting the regions startups with the rest of our ecosystem – stay tuned for Up Next our week-long festival celebrating all things technology with a bit of cinema, arts and music thrown in.

tccp_on_eventbrite-01UPCOMING EVENTS

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Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission – Leaders in Technology for 75 Years!

November 5, 2015 – 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Pennsylvania State Museum

Join us for a unique and exclusive event recognizing the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and its leading role in technology use and advancement.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year and so our event will kick off with a guided tour of the commemorative exhibit currently on display at the Pennsylvania State Museum. Our tour will be followed by a presentation by Alan Williamson, Senior Engineer Project Manager for the Turnpike Commission. We’ll conclude with light refreshments and networking.

This event is co-hosted by the Government Technology Network and the Women in Technology Group of the Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania.

For the full agenda and to register please click HERE!

October 10th – Barcamp Harrisburg

Join us at the HACC Midtown Campus! BarCamp Harrisburg is a free, ad-hoc “unconference” filled with open, participatory events, discussions, and workshops where presentation content is provided by the participants rather than by chosen speakers. Bar Camp Harrisburg has been held since 2009 and covers topics related to web design, application development, agile techniques, UI/UX, robotics, IOT and other technical disciplines.

We’ll kick off at 8:00am with a light breakfast and then break fast and hard into the event. Lunch will be served on or around noon and we’ll end the day @ 3:30pm.

Come share ideas and network with the Harrisburg technology crowd at Bar Camp Harrisburg.

October 15th – The Tech Lounge

Last year over 200 attended the Tech Loung: an after-hours networking event where we celebrate technology and the technologists of Central Pennsylvania. Join us for cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres in the Tech Lounge, enjoy the live band, reconnect with friends and colleagues.

October 13th – Healthcare Technology

Join us in the Radisson Hotel and Convention Center in Camp Hill PA as we discuss the challenges and opportunities that the health industry is facing today as they come closer to providing proactive health care leading to improved population health outcomes. We’ve come a long way but still have many miles to go. Hear the answers to the questions you’re asking! What kinds of data analytics are being done today? How do you share it securely? Can you really harmonize data from so many places? What is the real value of collecting and sharing the data?

October 14th – Disruptive Tech

The relentless parade of new technologies is unfolding on many fronts. Almost every advance is billed as a breakthrough, and the list of “next big things” grows ever longer. Not every emerging technology will alter the business or social landscape—but some truly do have the potential to disrupt the status quo, alter the way people live and work, and rearrange value pools. It is therefore critical that business and policy leaders understand which technologies will matter to them and prepare accordingly.

In this half-day conference we’ll explore the discuss the impact of several exponential technology areas like: AI, the Internet of Things (IOT), Robotics, Virtual Reality and the Life Sciences.

We’ll start with a light continental breakfast, our speakers will rock the stage until around 11:00am we’ll do a bit of Q&A as our speakers join a panel to discuss disruption. We’ll wrap with a networking lunch at noon.

October 14th – UPNEXT 2.0 Pitch Night

Join us for UPNEXT 2.0 where our technology startups pitch to a panel manned by experienced startup entrepreneurs, angel investors and VCs. The Pitchers will receive feedback on their ideas, their message and their business model. Each team will present for 10 minutes or less and will then be followed by a 5 minute Q&A from the panel. We’ll award a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize – the winner will receive one or more meetings with our panelist’s organizations.

This event is open to the public – so please come out and watch a seasoned crew of startup entrepreneurs tell their story in front of a live audience.

We’ll be holding the event @ the Harrisburg University Auditorium on the 14th floor.

We’ll be serving light fare and refreshments.

Our Game Plan

6:00 PM – Registration and Networking

6:30 PM – Pitching

8:30 PM – Wrap Up with Post Event Networking


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By joining the Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania (TCCP) you are connected with other members, investors and partner organizations representing more than 500,000 employees across Pennsylvania. Our members are industry leaders in the fields of information technology, biotechnology, life sciences, telecommunications, healthcare, professional staffing, financial services, manufacturing and education.

Membership in the TCCP provides unparalleled networking and business development opportunities as well as the ability to keep up-to-date on industry trends and developments through our regular educational programming. We offer a variety of regular membership levels to accommodate any size company and our Investor Membership program provides the opportunity for you to tailor a Relationship Agreement specifically for your company to ensure that you derive the greatest value from your financial investment.

TCCP Networks

TCCP’s Specialized Networks are member-led, member-driven and board sponsored initiatives with the mission of driving technology growth and development within specific vertical markets or industry disciplines. Our Networks bring together technology providers, entrepreneurs, policymakers, investors, academia and end-users in a collaborative effort to identify and deploy cutting-edge innovations to benefit the overall economic development of Pennsylvania.

Energy Innovation

The Energy Innovation Network (EIN) promotes the adoption of technology to drive further growth and development in the energy sector, and focuses on issues that ensure a clean, efficient supply of energy products for all Pennsylvanians.  The EIN:

  • focuses on smart energy technologies to evolve and improve the delivery of utility services.
  • develops programs and events that support industry professionals, public policy makers, engineering professionals, and energy innovation companies who are drive to improve energy efficiency and the delivery of utility services throughout Pennsylvania.

Government Technology

The Government Technology Network (GTN)  ensures that technology is utilized to deliver more efficient government services to citizens and communities across Pennsylvania. The GTN:

  •  is a collaborative effort between Pennsylvania’s technology companies and public sector entities, including federal, state, county and municipal government entities, as well as educational institutions, quasi-government entities and authorities.
  • promotes government policies that support the growth and development of technology businesses in Pennsylvania.

Health Care Technology

The Healthcare Technology Network (HCTN) is a catalyst for positioning Pennsylvania as a leader in healthcare technology via opportunities in education, networking and collaboration. The network accomplishes this by working with industry professionals, community leaders, educational institutions and government officials. The HCTN:

  • focuses on the rapidly expanding healthcare field in Pennsylvania and across the nation.
  • caters to members of: health care IT professionals, medical device and equipment professionals, hospitals and health system personnel, physicians, allied health professionals and representatives of public sector health agencies.
  • covers  all areas of health care technology, including, but not limited to: electronic health records and electronic medical records, medical devices, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and robotics.

Information Technology

The IT network delivers programs and events focused on information technology and features many of this region’s leading technology driven firms.  The IT Network:

  • Hosts a quarterly CIO Roundtable focusing on the key business and technology trends every CIO must embrace.
  • Provide knowledge of cost and time-saving services for professionals in the IT industry.
  • Provide resources, such as best practice data and security solutions relevant to all IT companies and IT organizations.
  • Advocate for our regional IT centers of excellence, advocate for a tech-rich legislative agenda that draws attention to Central PA IT companies.

Advanced Manufacturing

The Advanced Manufacturing Network(AMN)  focuses on  key technologies that are radically changing the way products are designed, built and brought to market. The AMN will:

  • share knowledge through events and programming that promote best practices, showcase our regions elite via company tours and foster open forum discussions surrounding important industry sector issues.
  • build community by creating networking opportunities  so that our regional manufacturers remain competitive in the global market.
  • focus on the emerging additive manufacturing / 3D Printing technology and provide a home for the emerging Central PA maker movement.

Technology Startups

The mission of the STN  is to  promote and support technology startups in the Central Pennsylvania Region.

  • Organize and promote the UpNext Festival – a week-long event celebrating startups, music the arts and the hackers that make it all happen.
  • Convene the Founders Roundtable – a monthly meetup of Central PA’s entrepreneur community.
  • Aid entrepreneurial startups with Business Modeling and launch support services.
  • Connect entrepreneurs with each other, the business community and the financial community including Angel Investors and Venture Capital firms.

Women in Technology

The Women in Technology Network (WITN) supports career and business opportunity development for women working in all sectors of technology and across commercial, government and educational sectors within Central Pennsylvania.  The WITN:

  • organizes programs and networking events to support sharing of  knowledge, insights and resources about our rapidly changing tech industry
  •  create  professional networks and support development and growth of the next generation of women in technology.

TCCP Membership

We are Investor-Led, Member-Driven!

Our Investor program provides the opportunity for you to tailor a Relationship Agreement specifically for your company to ensure that you derive the greatest value from your financial investment. Our Investors represent a “who’s who” of industry leaders in the fields of information technology, biotechnology, life sciences, telecommunications, healthcare, professional staffing, financial services, manufacturing and education.


Platinum Level . . . . . $25,000

Gold Level . . . . . $15,000

Silver Level . . . . . $10,000

Bronze Level . . . . . $5,000



As a Member of the TCCP, you will be a Member of the leading technology association in Central Pennsylvania. You will receive updates on technologies and happenings that will increase you and your company’s worth.

Join Now!

Membership Levels

Over 500 employees.....$5,000

100-499 Employees.....$2,500

10-99 Employees.....$1,000

1-9 Employees.....$500

School Districts (K-12).....$1,000




The Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania (TCCP) offers our members exclusive access through our preferred provider partners. Our preferred provider partners have proven their quality and have dedicated resources to the promotion of technology in Central Pennsylvania. Remember to tell them that you found them @ TCCP.

Ephyra Group

Ephyra Group offers a comprehensive and, when appropriate, integrated range of communications services specifically tailored for start-up to mid-sized businesses. Please contact Chris at

Harrisburg University

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is the right place to discover your passion and connect to your future. HU offers an affordable private education with state-of the-art academic resources, engaging faculty who help you find internships and provide mentoring that connects your education to your career. Contact them at


The Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania (TCCP) connects, educates and promotes the advancement and development of technology in Central Pennsylvania. As the only trade association seated in the Commonwealth’s Capital representing technology and innovation sector, TCCP is uniquely positioned to enhance Pennsylvania’s economic development and prosperity by fostering the growth of a strong technology industry. For more than 24 years, our proven platform has produced a strong track record, assisting thousands of technology companies and individuals grow and succeed in Pennsylvania.

TCCP’s members are providers and users of technology in a wide variety of industries, including:


Finance & Professional Services

Life Sciences


Information Technology

Health Care

Medical Products

Transportation & Mobility

Web Hosting and Design

Software development




The Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania (TCCP) offers programs, events and initiatives that drive a successful and ever-growing technology and innovation economy in Pennsylvania. Through educational programming, strategic partnerships, networking, legislative advocacy and community awareness, TCCP members and investors are committed to making Central Pennsylvania a leader in technology economic development. Regardless of the size of your company or your stage in development, TCCP can assist you with your growth and development.