Become a Member

Review the information below to determine which type of membership is appropriate for your company and complete the proper application. Before submitting your membership application, please review the RBTC Code of Conduct. If you need assistance determining the correct application please contact us at (540) 443-9232 or [email protected]


Membership Types and Investment Schedule


Technology Member Companies

A technology company is defined as an entity which derives over 50% of its gross revenue, as certified by its Chief Financial Officer, from the research, development, manufacture or distribution of products which use or embody technology and from technical services directly relating to a technology business.

Employees in Region      Annual Investment
1-5 (startup**) $125
1-9 $250
10-49 $375
50-100 $500
100-149 $650
150+ $950

**You may qualify for RBTC's startup membership if:
  • You are considered a "technology" company under RBTC membership guidelines.
  • You have been in business for less than 2 years.
  • You have fewer than 5 employees.
  • You participate in either a Pitch and Polish clinic or have secured a mentor through the RBTC Membership Ambassador Program.

Are you the only member of your company working in the Roanoke - Blacksburg region? Contact Heather by email or at 540-443-9232 for more information about joining.

Associate Member Companies

The RBTC welcomes non-technology organizations that want to support the mission of our organization - to serve and promote the emerging technology community in our region. Associate members provide services such as legal, financial and consulting assistance to the technology business community and include not-for-profit educational institutions.

Employees in Region      Annual Investment
1-49 $675
50+ $1,000


Affiliate Member Companies

Affiliate members are non-profit organizations and government agencies.

Flat rate of $500 per year.