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This year’s edition of 501 Commons’ anticipated annual extravaganza brings together tech sector leaders and professionals, within The Panoramic Center of historic Pacific Tower, for an evening of “facilitated” networking, outstanding food and libations, prize drawings, inspirations, and the best vistas in Seattle from atop Beacon Hill.

Techtacular 2016: ZaptheGap is shining a light on the critical lack of technology resources and expertise in the social sector – a sector we all depend upon to solve some of the toughest problems facing our society and the world. 501 Commons is working in partnership with its corporate and philanthropic partners to close the technology gap that exists between nonprofits and for-profits through its ZaptheGap campaign by providing the software, tools, equipment, expertise, and staff training nonprofits need to serve more people, families, and communities.

Top 11 Reasons for Attending Techtacular 2016
  1. Promote both your corporate and personal brands
  2. Establish valuable business and personal relationships
  3. Prospect for clients from among 300+ executives
  4. Network for recruits and reliable referral sources
  5. Gain business intel through informal conversations
  6. Support 501 Commons’ vital community-building work
  7. Be inspired by 9Mile Labs founder and angel investor Sandy Sharma
  8. Sample the single malt whiskey of Copperworks Distilling Company
  9. Dine on delicious food and specialty libations served by FareStart
  10. The chance to win a prize drawing
  11. Have fun and be inspired
We'd like to thank New Tech Northwest, Copperworks Distilling Company, and Washington Technology Industry Association for their support of Techtacular!

Check out our list of generous corporate sponsors!

Our Techtacular 2016: ZaptheGap Volunteer Leadership Team

* Member, 501 Commons Board of Directors
+ Member, 501 Commons Technology Leadership Council

Thank You For Attending Techtacular 2016: ZaptheGap

Tickets to Techtacular 2016: ZaptheGap are no longer on sale. Thank you to everyone who attended! Please watch our video showing a montage of tweets produced by our attendees.

Become a Sponsor

Fund 501 Commons’ work to help nonprofits across Washington serve more people, families, and communities that depend upon their critical services, while receiving outstanding ROI on your company’s philanthropic investment.

View the Techtacular 2016 Sponsor Benefits Guide

Our Corporate Sponsors

Take a look at our fast-growing roster of sponsors that are underwriting the success of Techtacular 2016: ZaptheGap, while demonstrating their support for improving the quality of life for people, families, and communities across the Puget Sound region and throughout Washington.

Meet our sponsors

What is ZaptheGap?

ZaptheGap is a campaign to eliminate the gap between the nonprofit and business sectors in accessing technology. Nonprofit organizations would accomplish their critical missions with much greater effectiveness by gaining access to free or discounted hardware, software, training, and support services.

Learn more about ZaptheGap

What happens at Techtacular?

Last year’s Techtacular: STEMpunk was a spectacular success that received positive feedback from attendees. Click here to view photos taken during the event, which happened in the Panoramic Center of historic Pacific Tower, located on Beacon Hill.

Read about last year's Techtacular