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First off, thank you for your interest in Startup Weekend South Florida – November 11-13, 2016.

Many potential sponsors may have questions about the weekend, so we’ve put together a little information below that explains Startup Weekend South Florida, a few of the potential benefits and the currently available sponsorship packages

What is Startup Weekend South Florida ?

Startup Weekend South Florida is a 54-hour weekend event, during which groups of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and work to develop a working prototype, demo, or presentation by Sunday evening.

What’s the benefit for the participants?

The participants come from all walks of technology, so they get to experience what needs to be completed and considered in starting up a company, something they don’t usually get in their normal 9-to-5 jobs. This experience will allow to see their role in the company process in a different light, and many of the participants are entrepreneurial themselves, so they might learn from the weekend and start their own companies.

What’s the benefit for the sponsors?

It depends on the sponsor. Some see this as a way to provide entrepreneurial students and faculty members access to great resources and an opportunity to make their big ideas a reality. Some are using Startup Weekend South Florida sponsorship to educate potential clients and technology developers on the advantages of using their services or products. Other sponsors are doing it for community outreach and to help them achieve their organizational goals. In any case, all money generated goes to the cost of supporting the event and the South Florida startup ecosystem.

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

Platinum Level Sponsor ($5,000)  (limited to 4 total)

  • Invitation for a guest blog post on Startup Weekend South Florida website
  • Offer a sponsor provided prize to a team or individual via raffle/vote. (eg. Scholarship, iPhone, netbook, software)
  • All benefits of the Gold Sponsorship
  • Ten tickets to the event to give to participants

Gold Level Sponsor ($2500)

  • Identified in media materials for Startup Weekend South Florida
  • Thank you & recognition on social media posts before and during the event
  • Company name/logo listed on Startup Weekend South Florida website
  • Thank you & recognition during Startup Weekend South Florida event
  • Opportunity to place sponsor provided banner stands or banners at the event
  • Hand out materials, swag, other relevant materials
  • Five tickets to the event to give to participants

Silver Level Sponsor ($1500) 

  • Company name/logo listed on Startup Weekend South Florida website
  • Thank you & recognition on social media post
  • Company name/logo displayed on a banner stand/sign at the food table
  • Hand out materials, swag, other relevant materials

Bronze Level Sponsor ($500) 

  • Small company name/logo listed on Startup Weekend South Florida website
  • Thank you & recognition on social media post
  • Hand out materials, swag, other relevant materials

Ecosystem Partner ($250) 

  • Company name/logo listed on Startup Weekend South Florida website

Sponsor An Entrepreneur ($100)

  • Open registration for one entrepreneur of your choice or we will select.
  • We will ensure that one lucky entrepreneur will get fed, meet new people, learn a ton, and hopefully create a successful startup!
  • Recognition on the Startup Weekend South Florida website
  • Recognition at the Opening Event on Friday and Closing Event on Sunday

Contributing Level Sponsor (in-kind or Price Varies By Contribution)

  • Help Support Startup Weekend South Florida with Press Coverage, Marketing, Swag, Venues, Food, Beer, Software, Discounts….. Anything that the community will benefit from!

Ready to become a Sponsor or need something really custom?

For more Information contact Jeff Brown or Alex de Carvalho Thanks for bering AWESOME!

 

 

 


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Jeff Brown