About the Event

For the 26th year - rvatech/ is celebrating the many breakthroughs, advancements, and outstanding technologists that are a part of the Richmond technology ecosystem.

Join the rvatech/ Community at Maymont Gardens for a night under the stars celebrating and honoring our local organizations and individuals that are actively helping to advance our region's technology-based economy! RVATECH is teaming up with Richmond's own Altamira Film Co. for another Hollywood-style awards production to bring the 26th Anniversary Awards Gala to life through an incredible 90-minute production and celebrating tech with tech.

FAQ's -

What's the Attire?

Attire is suggested as Vineyard Chic. Keep in mind, this event will be held outdoors on the lawn at Maymont, and jackets/sweaters may be desired once the sun sets. We highly suggest avoiding high heels.

Where do I park?

Parking: Please park in the Dogwood Dell lot, directly adjacent to the dog park, located at 1300 Blanton Ave., Richmond, VA 23221. From here, executive shuttles will escort guests directly to the event within Maymont. (Shuttles will run continuously throughout the event.)

What's the Schedule?

Registration and cocktail hour will be held from 5-6 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.


Dinner and awards will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. immediately followed by the after-party from 8-9 p.m.

Rain Plan -

Due to inopportune weather, the Gala Awards has been rescheduled to October 14, 2021.


Covid Policies -

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Voting closes October 1st

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Equity Impact Award

Chairman's Award

Innovation in Public Sector

Innovation in Private Sector Award

Large Capital

Emerging Small Business Award

Innovation in Cyber Security Award

Technology Builder Award

Innovation in Data Science Award

Next Gen Award

Photobooth Sponsor

Legislator(s) of the Year

Outstanding Collaboration in Tech

Innovation in Private Sector Award

Small Capital

Community Impact Award

Pre-Dinner Reception Sponsor

After Party Sponsor

People's Choice Award

Innovation in Education Award

Meet the Finalists Sponsor

Technology Executive of the Year

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Watch the 2021 Video Production