Our Story / Get to know rvatech
Originally formed in 1989 as the Central Virginia High Technology Network, later renamed the Greater Richmond Technology Council (GRTC, RichTech), and most recently rebranded as the Richmond Technology Council (RVATECH), we are a member-driven association of businesses and organizations working together to ensure the continued growth of Greater Richmond’s dynamic technology-based economy.
Ignite the growth of the technology sector, the success of technology companies, and the vibrancy of the technology community within the greater Richmond region.
A community of technology practitioners and companies thriving through a shared Council that sparks them to create imaginatively, grow confidently, and aspire greatly.
Together, we build a stronger and more inclusive technology community for Richmond.
As such, RVATECH is committed to being:
Active in our awareness about ourselves, our ecosystem, and our future
Intentional in our pursuit of diversity in programs, partners, and leaders
Collaborative in our relationships with others to maximize impact
Open to new ideas in pursuit of universal opportunity
Dedicated to making technology accessible to all communities
Purposeful in leveraging technology to empower any individual or business to thrive
Culture of Creativity & Innovation
Encourage differentiation in business and government, and individuality among community
Rally around diversity of background, expertise, perspective, and experience
Embrace challenges as opportunities to showcase the power of technology
Culture of Growth & Development
Foster mentorship among leaders, practitioners, and emerging technologists
Create peer-to-peer connections for learning and opportunity
Establish communities of practice for sectors and specialties to thrive
Culture of Aspiration & Inspiration
Demonstrate leadership in business, policy, and education
Bring people, businesses, and organizations closer together
Fearlessly explore the edge of the technology ecosystem