Networking is one of the founding principles of the SWFLTech. We know the importance of making contacts and sharing ideas. Join us for our dynamic quarterly networking events designed to bring together tech enthusiasts, professionals, and innovators from across Southwest Florida. Our gatherings provide an unparalleled opportunity to engage in vibrant discussions, exchange ideas, foster collaborations, and build meaningful connections within the local tech ecosystem. What to Expect: Interactive Discussions: Dive into stimulating conversations on the latest trends, challenges, and innovations shaping the tech landscape in Southwest Florida and beyond. Expert Insights: Gain valuable insights from industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and experts through insightful presentations, panels, and workshops. Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded individuals passionate about technology, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Expand your professional network and forge valuable relationships that can propel your career or business forward. Community Building: Be a part of a thriving tech community dedicated to supporting and empowering one another. Share your experiences, challenges, and successes while contributing to the growth of the local tech ecosystem. Fun and Engaging Atmosphere: Enjoy a relaxed and welcoming environment conducive to collaboration, creativity, and learning. Whether you're a seasoned tech professional or just starting your journey, our events offer something for everyone. Don't miss out on the chance to be a part of Southwest Florida's premier tech networking events. Mark your calendars and join us as we come together to drive innovation, foster growth, and make a positive impact on our community. Stay tuned for updates on upcoming events, speakers, and registration details. We look forward to welcoming you to our next gathering!.


Each fall we partner with Career Source Southwest Florida to invite current tech job seekers, tech students of all levels (secondary, vocational, and college - even if not yet seeking a job), and current tech professionals to meet representatives from the region’s leading tech organizations and employers.

There is no fee to attend the event, and it is open to everyone interested in the technology field and technology employment in the region. This event draws some of the top employers in Southwest Florida and has included: Sprint, Hertz, 21st Century Oncology, Summit Broadband, Centrury Link, Hyperteam, Cigent, Chico’s, iPartnermedia, Red Sneakers Mobile Marketing and Communications, Two39 Work Group, IT Vantage, Lee Health, Benseron Hospitality, Flight Docs, Reach Mobi, Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, as well as educational institutions like Florida Gulf Coast University and Hodges University.

Youth Engagement

The members, sponsors and board of directors for SWFLTech understand the importance of youth programs; the technologists of tomorrow are in the classrooms of today. The SWFLTech not only helps to fund many youth programs, but our members give their time and talents by organizing events and mentoring students and teams.

For nearly a decade the SWFLTech has been hosting or supporting hack-a-thons. SWFLTech is one of the original sponsors of the Hertz Hack-a-thon. We not only provide funding, but also provide mentors, food, awards and swag for attendees.


FIRST™ Robotics is a thirty-year-old program designed to encourage students from Pre-K to 12th grade to follow career paths in STEM with five age-appropriate levels: FIRST LEGO League Discover (ages 4-6), FIRST LEGO League Explore (ages 6-10), FIRST LEGO League Challenge (ages 9-14), FIRST Tech Challenge (ages 12-18) and FIRST Robotics Competition (ages 14-18). Many SWFLTech members and board members volunteer their time as mentors and judges for this fun and educational sport-like program. We also directly support local FIRST teams.


Over the life of SWFLTech, we have offered a variety of scholarships for students. The scholarships have been awarded for science fair achievements, design competitions, computing achievements and our annual student in technology award. We a happy to be able to honor and support so many students pursuing a STEM education and career path.

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