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Venture Cafe 1-Year Review

Become a Sponsor

Every week, the Triad’s innovators and entrepreneurs convene to build community and trust, to share conversation and inspiration, and to help one another. Please consider supporting our work with a financial contribution — we’ve designed packages to fit every budget so we can all be part of building a more equitable, resilient, and innovative local economy.

Theme Night Sponsor | $5,000

What’s your idea? Let’s create a night around it.

There are ideas that deserve more than an hour — they deserve a whole night’s worth of conversation. Your ideas or ours — let’s see where we can go when we unleash the whole night:

  • Input into programming topics and planning for one themed Thursday Gathering
  • Logo on the VCWS online calendar for three weeks prior to the event
  • Blog Post on our website — up to 500 words
  • Heavy social media rotation (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn) for three weeks prior to the event
  • Highlighted in the weekly eNewsletter beginning three weeks out — sent to 2800+ people each week
  • Facebook Live broadcast from the event featuring your company
  • Digital Signage at Thursday Gathering and listed on weekly program listing
  • Logo on promotional posters distributed across the Triad
  • Announcement by Venture Café Staff at the event
  • Public “Thank You” pushed through social media

 

 

Technology Sponsor | $5,000

Help us cover costs for professional video and photography needs and website updates:

  • Your logo on promotional videos shared on all our social media channels
  • Suggest a topic for a video blog post and share in the development process
  • Receive video files you can share with your network and edit later
  • Logo on the VCWS website home page
  • Heavy social media rotation (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn) for three weeks
  • Highlighted in six eblasts — sent to 2800+ people each week
  • Digital signage at Thursday Gathering and listed on weekly program agenda for six weeks
  • Announcement by VCWS staff during event
  • Public “Thank You” pushed through social media

Hospitality Sponsor | $2,500

People like people who feed them.

Each week, we provide delicious local food and drink and support local foodpreneurs. Help us keep providing great Southern Hospitality:

  • Logo on the VCWS online calendar for the week of the event
  • Social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn) announcements in the two weeks leading up to the event
  • Highlighted in two weekly eblasts two weeks prior to the event — sent to 2800+ people each week
  • Digital Signage at Thursday Gathering and listed on weekly program agenda
  • Announcement by Venture Café Staff at the event
  • Public “Thank You” pushed through social media the day after the event

Programming Sponsor | $2,500

Interested in a deeper dive? Sponsor a program

Want to explore a topic during a Thursday Gathering? You get to co-create content and help us bring it to life on the date of your choice:

  • Input into topic development and content
  • Logo on the VCWS online calendar for the week of the event
  • Logo on promotional posters shared on the Community Table
  • Social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn) announcements in the two weeks leading up to our event
  • Highlighted in two weekly eblasts two weeks prior to the event — sent to 2800+ people each week
  • Digital signage at Thursday Gathering and listed on weekly program agenda
  • Announcement by Venture Café Staff at the event
  • Public “Thank You” pushed through social media the day after the event

Feed Your Mind Lunch + Learn
$1,000 + cost of food

Want to explore a topic outside of Thursdays?

Our Feed Your Mind lunch and learn series offers a fun, affordable way to gather fellow innovators and entrepreneurs to discuss, learn, and share over a casual meal. Sponsors help lead topic creation and programming development. It’s a great way to spark conversations!

  • Logo on the VCWS online calendar for the week of the event
  • Promotional poster on the Community Table at Thursday Gatherings
  • Social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn) announcements in the two weeks leading up to the event
  • Highlighted in two weekly eblasts two weeks prior to the event — sent to 2800+ people each week
  • Digital signage at Thursday Gathering and listed on weekly program agenda
  • Announcement by Venture Café Staff at previous Thursday Gatherings
  • Public “Thank You” pushed through social media the day after the event

Sponsor a Chair | $25

Show up at Thursday Gatherings every week — even when you can’t be here.

Help us cover the cost of buying chairs by sponsoring one. Write an inspirational message or quote. Cover it with stickers. Draw a character — do whatever you want!

All we ask is that you respect the Venture Café Credo and not include phone numbers, websites, or sales pitches.