2019 Sponsorship Opportunities


This two day conference is one of the largest celebrations of the Midwest’s entrepreneurial and innovation community. Whether you’re looking for brand placement, audience engagement or product integration, our sponsorship package offers a bit of something for everyone. However, becoming a sponsor of EntreFEST is more than a marketing opportunity, it’s about being a part of an experience that will resonate with you for long after the event retreats. We invite you to join us at EntreFEST 2019 as sponsor to ignite your brand, engage your mind and power the future of innovation in Iowa and the Midwest.

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Small business owners
  • High-growth startup founders and their teams
  • Executives and employees leading innovation inside existing organizations
  • Economic and community development professionals and grassroots startup community organizers focused on building a stronger entrepreneurial ecosystem in their area
  • First-time entrepreneurs and people looking to start a business
  • Visionaries & Futurists who are applying emerging technologies to current day systems

EVENT STRUCTURE

CONFERENCE + CELEBRATION
50+ speakers, workshops, networking and important ecosystem meetings

All Sponsorships Include:

  • Logo on EntreFEST.com and printed materials
  • Social media acknowledgement on Twitter & Facebook (in relation to your sponsorship)
  • Marketing collateral included in registration/welcome packets
  • Your brand is front and center for hundreds of EntreFEST influencers to promote on a national scale

EntreFEST Headquarters Sponsor ($25,000)

As one of two headquarters’ sponsors, you will receive the highest visibility possible. On either Thursday or Friday (first come, first served) you will be the first people our attendees interact with. With a speaking opportunity (and video promotion) at a headlining event and seamless advertising exposure for your brand, you will be marketed at every turn as our top promotional partner. Whether you’re interested in a more traditional sponsorship package or a customized plan to fit your brand and reach your target audience, the EntreFEST team is committed to delivering a top-notch experience for you and your team.

  • Includes (10) complimentary conference passes (valued at up to $3,500)
  • 15% discount on all additional passes
  • Also includes the benefits noted in the Major Sponsor category

Keynote Sponsor ($20,000)

EntreFEST provides an unmatched opportunity to connect your brand with a regional and national community. This sponsorship includes a speaking opportunity at one of the two keynotes’ (first come, first served), verbal recognition at each keynote event, access to a private event with the keynote speaker, and multiple opportunities to market your brand, the Keynote Sponsor goes beyond the standard exhibition booth. We’ll also develop a unique sponsorship package that encourages attendees to directly engage with your brand outside of our headquarters space.

  • Includes (7) complimentary conference passes (valued at up to $2,500)
  • 15% discount on all additional passes
  • Also includes the benefits noted in the Major Sponsorship category

Major Sponsor ($15,000)

As a Major Sponsor, you’ll receive a splash of marketing opportunities that pack a lot of punch! EntreFEST offers a handful of focused opportunities that give you loads of visibility. Your brand will be recognized prior to each keynote and will also be highlighted at a handful of other sessions over the two-day conference. Major Sponsors will connect with our amazing community of industry leaders, chat with the speakers and have the chance to offer giveaways during some of our most popular sessions. Get ready to be majorly cool!

  • Includes (5) complimentary conference passes (valued at up to $1,750)
  • 15% discount on all additional passes

Party Sponsor ($10,000)

Be the headline sponsor of the one of our awesome EntreFEST parties! As a Party Sponsor, you will be the host of one the parties and all EntreFEST attendees are invited (first come, first served)! You’ll have the opportunity to create a branded experience and come together with attendees for an unforgettable evening. Our past sponsors have done things like virtual reality demos, photo booths, art in the alleyway, chair massages and ice cream/beer floats. No other event offers the intimate exposure you’ll get at EntreFEST—access to both the next generation, senior executives and leaders throughout the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Get excited to connect with captivated EntreFEST attendees with this custom party sponsorship. Party on!

  • Includes (3) complimentary conference passes (valued at up to $1,000)
  • 15% discount on all additional passes
  • We will cover up to $400 CAD towards your engagement idea

Bon Appetit Sponsor ($7,500)

Imagine a flurry of ravenous EntreFEST attendees seeing your name as they approach a beautiful spread of food. In 5 minutes flat, you’ll be the coolest kid in town! EntreFEST’s Bon Appetit sponsors will receive recognition throughout the event when we are gathered around food.  In addition to base-level perks, this sponsorship will include dedicated signage with the option to distribute your company collateral and/or promotional items. Bon Appetit!

In addition to base-level perks, this sponsorship will include dedicated signage during the chosen reception with the option to distribute your company collateral and/or promotional items at the sponsored event. Bon Appetite!

  • Includes (3) complimentary conference passes (valued at up to $1,000)
  • 15% discount on al additional passes

Venue Sponsor ($5,000)

A venue sponsor allows you the perfect opportunity to showcase new products and services, generate leads and extend brand awareness. With a purposefully low attendee-to-speaker ratio it will be easy to pick the brain of attendees, speakers and make one-on-one connections in your selected event space (first come, first served). Your brand will be the center of attention within your designated venue (includes verbal recognition before each session and an opportunity to address the audience and promote your brand). Don’t miss out on the chance to serve as the exclusive sponsor of one of Iowa City’s premier venues during EntreFEST 2019!

  • Includes (2) complimentary conference passes (valued at up to $750)
  • 15% discount on all additional passes

Wayfinding Sponsor ($5,000)

Our wayfinding sponsorship allows you the perfect opportunity to showcase your brand throughout the general EntreFEST venue.  As attendees walk from venue to venue and throughout the neighborhood, your brand will be the center of attention and help our attendees find their way.  Don’t miss out on the chance to be one of the exclusive sponsors of one of Cedar Rapids’ premier events.

  • Includes (2) complimentary conference passes (valued at up to $750)
  • 15% discount on all additional passes

Surprise Sponsor ($2,500)

EntreFEST attendees will come alive when the surprises start to arrive. No boring networking events here! Becoming a Surprise Sponsor is the sure way to make face-to-face contact with EntreFEST attendees. Whether the you’re interested in sponsoring an afternoon snack, a DJ or band on the market lawn or a local comedy act, this sponsorship level is designed to surprise and delight. During the Surprise of your choice (first come, first served), your brand will be front and center. It should come as no surprise that you’ll be in the midst of all the action. This means more awareness, more dialogue and more fun!

  • Includes (2) complimentary conference passes (valued at up to $750)
  • 15% discount on all additional passes

All sponsorship inquiries should be sent to entreFEST@newbo.co.

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