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Arizona Technology Council joins The Influence Board to facilitate rewarding collaboration among members


The Arizona Technology Council, the state’s premier trade association for science and technology companies, and The Influence Board, today announced a partnership to foster more automated and relevant collaboration among members while raising important funding for a variety of worthy causes.

This alliance centers on The Influence Board platform, which provides metered access to Council members on their terms. That includes screenings to gauge relevancy, limits on the number of requests and a strong social impact element that monetizes meeting requests through donations to local organizations.

“We’re partnering with The Influence Board to enable our executives and members to create timely collaboration and open doors for the economic recovery of organizations needing additional support,” said Steven G. Zylstra, the Council’s president and CEO. “These interactions contribute to the Council’s culture of growing member businesses, transforming technology in Arizona and supporting worthwhile causes in our community.”

The Influence Board founder, Jay Allen, created the platform in collaboration with top executives of major companies to offer one hour of their time for a “pre-qualified” meeting in return for a meaningful donation to an organization of their choosing. The goal of the platform is to help solve the cold-calling problem by filtering meeting requests for relevancy while empowering users to increase their social impact.

The Influence Board has more than 1,600 high-level executives reviewing and accepting relevant meeting requests to support a variety of initiatives. This new initiative will expand the Council’s continuing work to create meaningful collaboration between executives and potential business partners while elevating corporate social responsibility.

“Arizona Technology Council is such a well-regarded organization and industry leader in the region, so we are pleased to have them join us in our fundraising efforts,” said Allen. “Steve and his Board have established reputations addressing the proactive needs and trends for the explosive technology industry in the state. We look forward to helping them propel opportunities for businesses across Arizona and the Western U.S., and to raise funds for their important organizational priorities.”

All members of Arizona Technology Council will be invited to participate in The Influence Board’s platform, which is open to any business or individual interested in requesting meetings with executives. Members can also claim their profile by visiting

About Arizona Technology Council

The Arizona Technology Council is Arizona’s premier trade association for science and technology companies. Recognized as having a diverse professional business community, Council members work towards furthering the advancement of technology in Arizona through leadership, education, legislation and social action. The Council offers numerous events, educational forums and business conferences that bring together leaders, visionaries and community members to make an impact on the technology industry. These interactions contribute to the Council’s culture of growing member businesses and transforming technology in Arizona. To become a member or to learn more about the Arizona Technology Council, please visit

The Influence Board is a platform designed to empower business leaders to have greater social impact, and exposure to innovation, via a tightly controlled meeting request process. Business leaders can establish a value for an hour of their time, choose worthy causes to support, then take approved meetings with the meeting value donated to local organizations or charities. Proceeds from executives benefit Arizona Technology Council as well as the more than 100 nonprofits identified by the executives involved.


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