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What's between your favorite restaurants and other businesses staying in business and closing their doors?
Expertise and Technologies to pivot. Join and help!
Small Biz, Local Governments & Nonprofits
Sign up and see fellow small businesses and nonprofits leverage free technologies and expertise to pivot and stay in business.
With or without grants, let your "techies-in-the hoods" help.
I want to help. What do I do?
You can help by 1 or more ways below (ADA responds in 2 business days):
Who we are
A nonprofit coalition comprised of C-suite professionals and seasoned technologists. See our press release with 16 partners.
We have helped dozens of local governments, small businesses and nonprofits in cyber-enabling and cyber-resilient strategies, plans, and projects.
Many of the team members are authors of or contributors to the Cybersecurity and Privacy Guidebook for Smart Secure Cities and Communities Challenge.
What skills are needed
Please see Current Projects in the top menu under “Tech-CARES.” In general, all skills useful to larger businesses are helpful, e.g., accounting, coding, cybersecurity architecture, training, marketing, video editing and project management.
Do I need to be located in a particular place?
Not at all. All work is virtually performed via Slack, Trello, email and Zoom.
Rosie Duran, owner of Don Mateo Foods:
“We have rice, bath tissue, and everything, but fewer customers and shorter hours. It’s getting harder to keep my employees and pay the rent. And I’m not sure if I’m eligible for any grants.”
Now working with Tech-CARES, Rosie is implementing online ordering besides grant applications.
“To survive intact through and beyond COVID-19, we need to help small businesses and nonprofits survive and pivot.
CARES complements governments and business associations while they are in overdrive with a bottom-up, technology-enabling approach. We provide compassion and trusted expertise to help our communities survive and thrive into the future with technologies.”
Executive Director, Americas
“With a recent survey finding that 70% of small businesses have applied for CARES Act assistance, it’s clear that now more than ever these economic engines need a broad range of support.
GCA is pleased to join the Coalition, share our small business cybersecurity toolkit (https://gcatoolkit.org/smallbusiness/) and work from home resources (https://workfromhome.globalcyberalliance.org/).”
“Tech-CARES provides a great opportunity for the students in our program to apply their skills and knowledge in our communities. It is an honor to see these students step up alongside professionals to learn from them while helping those in need.” Bay Area Cyber Competitions
Founder and CEO
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Executive Director of Civic Technologies
“The global pandemic, and resulting economic and supply chain impacts, have dramatically raised the importance of addressing digital inclusion in various communities.”
“Our response and recovery to this novel crisis requires that we get all Silicon Valley residents and small businesses online, and we see grassroots efforts like Tech-CARES as a great way to address that need. We’re honored to partner with them on this important work.”
Founder and CEO
“There is no greater reward than helping people get careers in a field that they can build a prosperous life from.
I am thrilled to support Tech-CARES.”
Mei Lin Fung
Co-Founder and Board Chair
“At a time of crisis, the relationships we forge facing crisis together will be the strongest personally and business-wise that we will have for the rest of our lives, we will never forget this time.
Digital technology has been a boon to those businesses who can do things online – Tech-CARES can help businesses get more of their business online, let’s make lemonade of lemons, we can take advantage of the downtime to emerge stronger.”
“In line with our mission, the ISC2-Silicon Valley Chapter is proud to support this effort. Enhancing cybersecurity best practice across small businesses, non-profits and other smaller yet vital organizations in our communities takes a village.”
“The SFBay ISSA Chapter is galvanized to be able to participate in providing expertise and services that will contribute to aiding our community.”
“The news is full of how large companies are seriously suffering in the era of COVID-19. Even the largest technology companies are having trouble keeping up with the demands on their infrastructure and discovering problems and bugs in their offering hitherto unknown.
But what about the smaller, local businesses?
I for one am delighted to see this initiative come together to add real value to the business that truly are the lifeblood of America.”