Tech Toledo was created by Stuart Bertsch and Keith Instone in October of 2011 to begin creating a local tech community. Keith is a local UX guru and works closely with local startups and regional businesses in the UX space. Stuart has many years of IT consulting and is working on several tech startups.
The idea started from a need to get local tech people together and showcase local noteworthy achievements. Within a few months several other groups with the same idea were created. Since we started Tech Toledo in 2011, the community has grown, evolved and has no shortage of places to meet, learn, and share information. Tech Toledo is no longer hosting meetings other than our yearly December Mixer for local groups to get together.
Some things we have been doing: promoting events, introducing people & organizations to the community, encouraging collaboration.
For anyone new to the Toledo tech community we recommend starting at the following links:
- Startup.TechToledo.com is your roadmap for finding the right people and resourcres.
- Region’s tech culture starts reboot: about the September 21, 2014 Blade article by Jon Chavez.
- ToledoTechEvents.org: a community (open) calendar where people and groups can add events to raise awareness and help with planning.
- 2014 Tech Groups to see what groups are active and links to join them.