Are you interested in becoming a sponsor for the event?

Leech Tishman & The Pittsburgh Technology Council will be accepting several sponsorships for the event, providing your organization the opportunity for advertising, brand recognition before, during and after the event, and invitations to distribute to guests of your choice. If you are interested in learning more, please contact:

Kenneth C. Foltz, Sr.
412.261.1600 (work)
412.417.9344 (mobile)

Platinum Sponsors:

dck worldwide

dck worldwide is a global commercial construction company dedicated to developing, managing, and building projects around the world. For more than 100 years, corporations, developers and governments have trusted dck worldwide to flawlessly bring their blueprints to life. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with regional offices throughout the world, dck worldwide employs construction professionals and craftsmen with the commitment, expertise, and passionate work ethic that is the cornerstone of success and continued growth. dck worldwide has built a diverse portfolio of lasting structures and a reputation for building solutions. For more information, visit: www.dckww.com.

Duquesne Light

Duquesne Light Company is committed to more than keeping the lights on; it powers the moments in its customers’ lives. As a next generation energy company, Duquesne Light Company’s nearly 1,500 employees are dedicated to delivering reliable and safe energy to more than a half a million customers in southwestern Pennsylvania. For more information, visit: www.duquesnelight.com.


Highmark Inc., doing business as Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, serves approximately 3.3 million members through the company's health care benefits business and hundreds of thousands of additional members through the BlueCard® program. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is the market leader in commercial market share, and has strong Medicare Advantage market share as well. Highmark, through its health plan affiliates and subsidiaries, is the largest and highest-rated Medicare Advantage program in Pennsylvania with a CMS rating of 4.5 Stars. In western Pennsylvania, its unaided brand awareness, brand preference and overall brand rating are significantly higher than its closest competitor. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield employs nearly 4,000 people in western and northeastern Pennsylvania. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. For more information, visit: www.highmark.com.

Larson Design Group

Larson Design Group is a growing, employee-owned architectural, engineering, and survey firm teaming with clients to provide responsive, innovative solutions to facility, transportation, land development, and environmental needs. LDG communicates honestly and responsibly to deliver value-added services to clients who share their goals of quality, growth, and profit. LDG’s success is reflected in their personal and professional development, and in their commitment to community stewardship. For more information, visit: www.larsondesigngroup.com.

Silver Sponsors:

Erie Management Group, LLC

Erie Management Group, LLC was founded with a goal of encouraging new growth from entrepreneurs nationwide and bringing jobs back to the Erie region. The geographical location, manufacturing resources and traditions, access to all modes of transportation, and close proximity to markets combine to make Erie an ideal location for future-oriented companies. Erie Management Group has a unique style of running companies to increase success rates. EMG is an investment company that is directly involved in its' enterprises - tending to all needs in order to ensure success. For more information, visit: www.eriemg.com.


Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them. For more information, visit: newsroom.fb.com.


JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of 86,000.  Nick Jacobs leads the Global Accounts team which is responsible for over 76 million square feet in their global portfolio advisory practice. For further information, visit jll.com.

Cigar Sponsor:

BURN by Rocky Patel

BURN by Rocky Patel is an evolution in cigar lounges fashioned for those who enjoy fine cigars, premium spirits, delectable cuisine, trendy house music, and live entertainment. The flagship lounge opened in Naples, Florida, in 2010 where it continues to thrive today. Four more establishments located in Pittsburgh, Oklahoma City, Indianapolis and Atlanta will open to the public in 2018. Owned and operated by Rocky Patel, the founder of Rocky Patel Premium Cigars, BURN by Rocky Patel showcases a unique mix of exotic and regional décor distinctive to each residing city. The posh atmosphere attracts a diverse crowd seeking the joy of life’s luxurious pleasures. Cheers. For more information, visit: www.burnbyrockypatel.com.