Heart of Technology

Heart of Technology (HOT) is a philanthropic organization based in San Jose, California. Serving the South Bay and surrounding areas of the San Francisco Bay Area, our mission is to unite the high tech industry to aid charities in their fundraising efforts for the betterment of local communities and enrichment of lives. 

Founded by Jim Hogan, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist and software executive of more than 30 years, HOT fosters the innovative spirit of high technology startups and Fortune 500 companies to raise funds for local charities in need.

"At the heart of technology are people with passion for innovation and change. HOT harnesses that power to go beyond code and silicon and fund programs to help raise awareness of charitable causes that add to the betterment of life in local communities."
Jim Hogan, Heart of Technology Founder
Jim Hogan
Founder, Heart of Technology

Past Events

To date, Heart of Technology has netted approximately $207,000 to benefit local charities in need.

  • Beyond HOT party at ES Design West 2019
    July 9, 2019
    We raised $22,000 to benefit SEMI Foundation’s High Tech U helping students in under-served communities gain a foothold in technology careers.
  • HOT 55 Party at DAC 2018
    June 24, 2018
    Fundraising proceeds supported the Gary Smith Memorial Scholarship Endowment at San Jose State University.
  • HOT Benefit Party at DAC 2017
    June 19, 2017
    Fundraising proceeds supported the Gary Smith Memorial Scholarship Endowment at San Jose State University.
  • HOT Party at DAC 2016
    June 6, 2016
    Fundraising proceeds supported CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Travis County, Texas to keep children connected to their siblings, teach skills for life, and provide CASA volunteers.
  • Love IP Party at DAC 2015
    June 8, 2015
    Fundraising proceeds supported the Guardian Scholars Program at San Jose State University.
  • HOT IP Party at DAC 2014
    June 2, 2014
    Fundraising proceeds supported San Francisco CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) to keep children connected to their siblings, teach skills for life, and provide CASA volunteers. 
  • FleaHab Labor Day Luau
    August 31, 2013
    We raised close to $20K to benefit FleaHab Sober Living Environment of Santa Cruz County.
  • HOT Zone Party at DAC 2013
    June 3, 2013
    We raised almost $14K for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Travis County, Texas to keep children connected to their siblings, teach skills for life, and provide CASA volunteers. 
  • Fundraising Party for FleaHab
    September 1, 2012
    Fundraising proceeds helped support the development of FleaHab sober living facility in Santa Cruz county.
  • End‐Of‐Summer Cookout at Calero Ranch
    September 18, 2011
    Fundraising proceeds supported education and Booster Club of Overfelt High School, San Jose. 
  • Live Music Benefit at South First Billiards, San Jose, CA
    February 4, 2010
    Fundraising proceeds supported education and Booster Club of Overfelt High School, San Jose
  • Billiards Fundraiser
    February 1, 2009
    Fundraising proceeds supported local food banks

SEMI Foundation

CASA Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children

FleaHab Sober Living Environment

SJSU Guardian Scholars Program