The Diablo Valley is the perfect place to start, run, or join a technology company.
Programs for residents and businesses
The Diablo Valley Tech Initiative (DVTI) studies and promotes the initiatives that enable us to cultivate and benefit from a thriving tech sector.
Get the skills required to join a local tech company from any of our numerous public and private local colleges and universities.
Join a local tech company or find a remote telecommuting position and work from home so you can stop commuting and start enjoying the Diablo Valley -- throughout your work week.
Commercial rents in the Diablo Valley are 30% lower and far less onerous than typical rents in San Francisco, Oakland, or the peninsula.
The Diablo Valley is where many tech managers and senior executives already call home, and where a growing number of young people are starting their careers.
We agree with this short description on Wikipedia, which places the "Diablo Valley" west/northwest of Mount Diablo in Contra Costa County, California. It includes the cities north of Highway 24 and along the 680 artery of the East Bay.
The DVTI began when a member of the Business Administration Department Advisory Board at Diablo Valley College asked an intriguing question: Why aren't there more tech companies based in the Diablo Valley? A committee was formed to look into it, and that committee became the DVTI.
DVTI is a volunteer organization with a limited budget. DVC spends some Strong Workforce Program grant funds on DVTI because the interests are so well-aligned: promoting workforce and economic development within the Diablo Valley.
Membership is open to anyone who wants to help us fulfill our mission! Contact us and we'll follow up to get to know you and learn how you'd like to contribute.
The DVTI was formed at the Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill campus. It meets on this campus because it is centrally located at the heart of the Diablo Valley and DVC continues to be a major supporter of the initiative.
The DVTI is a volunteer organization comprised of community leaders, elected officials, professors, administrators, and local community members, tech professionals, and entrepreneurs.