About

History and Mission

Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership, Inc. was chartered in 2008 as a non-profit 501(c)(6) membership organization. It is comprised of technology companies and technology users, economic development groups and higher education institutions which are united to promote and expand our regional technology sector through seminars, forums and educational programs; and to represent the interests of the regional technology sector before federal, state and local government agencies.

Our mission is to be the leading technology-cluster interest group in SWF and to build a platform to allow the creation of a technology sector in SWF. We will do this through our strategy of catalyze, cultivate, and connect.

Vision

SWFRTP will be recognized as the leading technology-cluster interest group in Southwest Florida.

Values

Recognizing that our economy is not constrained by government boundaries, SWFRTP will be geographically regional. Recognizing that the interests of the technology cluster transcend technology alone, the SWFRTP will continually create linkages with IT users and service providers; education and economic institutions; and intellectual property and venture capital resources. Recognizing that our members are our lifeblood, the SWFRTP will create value-added programs and services for our members.

Strategies

SWFRTP has adopted three core strategies that guide its activities. They are known as "The 3 Cs":

Catalyze

by introducing innovative high tech companies with early-stage capital, partnership opportunities with the local high tech community and the service providers whom serve our industry.

Cultivate

by offering educational programs for our members, uniting as one voice on important governmental affairs that affect our industry, and recognize our regional leaders with our annual awards.

Cultivate

By holding events that are meaningful to our members and prospective members, promote our region’s success stories and support initiatives that advance our mission.

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