Rochester Venture Challenge Sponsorship Opportunities

2017 Sponsorship Fact Sheet

The Rochester Venture Challenge encourages entrepreneurship and recognizes new, high-growth ventures in the Greater Rochester New York Region. This year’s competition will run from January – April 2017, culminating in the awarding of up to $50,000 in cash and prizes. The winners will be selected by a panel of distinguished entrepreneurs and investors, and announced on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Celebration of Entrepreneurship Luncheon, which will also feature highlights and recognition of other community entrepreneurial successes.

How Will Sponsorship Benefit You?
Sponsors of the Challenge and Luncheon are helping to foster a more vibrant regional economy by stimulating new business ideas, and by celebrating our region’s next generation of entrepreneurial success! Specific benefits to sponsoring organizations include:
•    Visible supporter of entrepreneurial activity in Greater Rochester
•    Relationship-building with prospective clients
•    Early look at the region’s newest companies
•    Alignment with the planning committee: High Tech Rochester, Excell Partners, The Entrepreneurs Network, Rochester Institute of Technology, Digital Rochester, Nazareth College School of Management, and the University of Rochester

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

Platinum Sponsor – $10,000
Twenty complimentary luncheon tickets (2 tables)
Speaking role at the luncheon
Seat at the luncheon head table
Company profile in luncheon program
Exhibit table on day of the luncheon
Recognition from podium at the luncheon
Company logo in PowerPoint screen shots at all workshops, finals and luncheon
Company logo in all printed advertisements and materials
Company link or logo in electronic communications
First preference in training workshops or as executive summary reviewer

Gold Sponsor – $5,000
Ten complimentary luncheon tickets (1 table)
Seat at the luncheon head table
Company profile in luncheon program
Exhibit table on day of the luncheon
Recognition from podium at the luncheon
Company logo in PowerPoint screen shots at all workshops, finals and luncheon
Company logo in all printed advertisements and materials
Company link or logo in electronic communications
Second preference in training workshops or as executive summary reviewer

Silver Sponsor – $2,500
Five complimentary luncheon tickets
Recognition from podium at the luncheon
Company logo in PowerPoint screen shots at all workshops, finals and luncheon
Company logo in all printed advertisements and materials
Company link or logo in electronic communications
Third preference in training workshops or as executive summary reviewer

Bronze Sponsor – $1,000
Company logo in PowerPoint screen shots at all workshops, finals and luncheon
Company logo in all printed advertisements and materials
Company link or logo in electronic communications
Fourth preference in training workshops or as executive summary reviewer

 

 

How Will Your Dollars Be Used?
The primary use of sponsorship dollars is for the cash awards to the Rochester Venture Challenge winners, with the first place winner expected to receive $25,000 in cash, and second and third place winners receiving smaller awards. Sponsorship funding also supports costs associated with running the Challenge and the Luncheon.

Become a Sponsor Today
We invite your sponsorship commitment as soon as possible to ensure maximum visibility in all announcements, advertisements, and workshops. All payments must be received by February 28, 2017.

Contact Jackie Amigone at jackie.amigone@htr.org or 585-214-2402