The Greater Baltimore Technology Council Announces TechNite 2010 to Celebrate the Region’s Growing Technology Economy

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The Baltimore Tech Community’s Premier Night Out Moves to Rams Head Live! for its 21st Year and Will Feature “Hottest Tech in Town” Winners and Editorial Cartoonist KAL

The Greater Baltimore Technology Council (GBTC), a not-for-profit organization devoted to growing the region’s technology community, today announced final details for TechNite 2010 – the organization’s annual flagship event. Now in its 21st year, TechNite will take place on Oct. 7, 2010, at a new location: Rams Head Live! TechNite brings together hundreds of the region’s technology leaders and dealmakers for a night to celebrate, network, and learn about new technologies.

“We moved to Rams Head Live to drive energy and excitement as we celebrate the people and businesses driving technology job growth and economic revival in our region,” said Jennifer Gunner, Interim Executive Director of the GBTC. “TechNite 2010 will be the place to be if you want to see cutting edge technology and meet the leaders who are driving our region’s dynamic growth.”

At the event, the GBTC will name three “Hottest Tech in Town” award winners. The competition began with a nomination process this summer that attracted more than 45 candidates for businesses with inspiring and exciting technologies. This month, a panel of judges narrowed the list down to 15, and three winners will be chosen and announced at TechNite based on a combination of judges’ selections and an online voting process open to the entire community. Winners will receive cash and prizes courtesy of FundingUniverse and PayPal | Bill Me Later.

The evening’s keynote speaker will be KAL (Kevin Kallaugher), the international award-winning editorial cartoonist for The Baltimore Sun and The Economist. He will provide his own unique and entertaining take on how technology continues to change and improve our world and will discuss why Maryland is the place to have and grow your business.

Gunner said the GBTC made a concerted effort to make everything about TechNite a celebration of the Greater Baltimore business community, selecting vendors and partners only from the region. Baltimore-based Puffs and Pastries will cater the event, relying on natural ingredients from local farmers and vendors; while Baltimore-based Feats will provide event management and creative support.

Comcast Business Class is the Presentation Sponsor of TechNite 2010, while Metastorm is the program guide sponsor. Premiere sponsors include Blue Sky Factory, Duane Morris, The Daily Record, and Venable. For more information on TechNite 2010 or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.gbtechcouncil.org.

About the GBTC
The Greater Baltimore Technology Council is devoted to one goal: growing the region's technology and business community. The GBTC offers peer-to-peer programming where individuals can create trusted connections, learn from each other, and ultimately develop long-lasting, business relationships. Acting as the gateway to the region's technology community, the GBTC promotes that innovation and business thrive in Greater Baltimore. http://www.gbtechcouncil.org

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