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Interested in Sponsoring Startup Weekend Sheffield for Global Startup Battle 2015?

Our November event falls during Global Entrepreneurship Week and will be our seventh Startup Weekend in Sheffield. This year, we’re moving venue to The Electric Works in the city centre just a stone’s throw away from the train station and we’re increasing our capacity to 75.

Startup Weekend is aimed at developers, designers, marketers, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. They are people who love to create and build. They are people who make things happen.

We also engage external support providers in the form of coaches, judges and speakers. Their job titles usually include things like Serial Entrepreneur, Digital Strategist, Investor, Software Engineer, and UX/UI Designer among others.

This is an opportunity for you to reach and meet passionate entrepreneurs who are either actively working in or on a startup, who are thinking of starting a new business or who have a strong interest in startups and the startup ecosystem. The potential reach is particularly large for this event as it ties into Global Startup Battle.

Global Startup Battle is:

  • The biggest startup competition in the universe
  • More than 250 events and programs over 10 days
  • Where over 30,000 entrepreneurs from over 100 countries rally together in the name of innovation and community each year
  • Recognized as a premier Global Entrepreneurship Week event
  • A life changing event with a legacy of high performing, long lasting teams emerging

A look back at 2014:

  • 236 events in 83 countries
  • 1.5 million hours of work on innovations, companies, and technology
  • 1.425 million tweets in 10 days
  • 1.3 billion eyeballs
  • 1,000 video entries and over 321,000 votes
  • 3,200 new startup teams

2014 Infographic

Earlier this year, we successfully crowdfunded Startup Weekend:Music and Literature in Sheffield, raising £3000 from over 70 backers, including members of the startup community, previous attendees and local and national companies.

Get in touch with Samantha (@SamanthaJDeakin) if you are interested in sponsoring the next Startup Weekend.

Current sponsors include: TechNorth, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, and Electric Works. See full list.


Packages available:

Silver (Meal) – £500 (7 available)
Sponsor either all breakfasts, all coffee, or an individual lunch or dinner meal.

  • Company name/logo listed on the website
  • Public thanks sent out on Twitter/FB and in the wrap-up email
  • Thank you & recognition during the meal you sponsor
  • Thank you during the facilitator presentation sessions on Friday and Sunday
  • Opportunity to display a sign on the food table
  • Hand out materials, swag, and/or other related materials (perfect for companies looking to advertise their job vacancies)
  • 2 free tickets to Startup Weekend Sheffield (November event)
  • Invitation to the presentation evening on Sunday

 Gold – £750 (3 available)

  • Identified in all media materials for Startup Weekend Sheffield
  • Company name/logo listed on website 
  • Public thanks sent out on Twitter/FB and in the wrap-up email
  • Thank you during the facilitator presentation sessions on Friday and Sunday
  • Opportunity to place a banner stand at the event
  • Hand out materials, swag and/or other related materials
  • 3 free tickets to Startup Weekend Sheffield (November event)
  • Invitation to the presentation evening on Sunday

Platinum – £1000 (2 1 available)

  • Custom survey of the Sheffield Startup Weekend community
  • Invitation for a guest blog post on the website 
  • Offer a prize to an individual via raffle/vote. (e.g. iPhone, netbook, software)
  • All benefits of Gold Sponsorship

Premier  – £2000 (1 available)

  • Invitation to address the attendees for 3 minutes
  • Invited to set up a booth for your product/service during the event
  • All benefits of Platinum Sponsorship

Want to reach out but don’t see the perfect package for you? Get in touch and we’ll create something from scratch.

Get in touch with Samantha (@SamanthaJDeakin) if you are interested in sponsoring the next Startup Weekend.



Samantha Deakin