Sponsorship Information

Ignite Charlotte showcases a diverse selection of talks by members from the Charlotte community. The event draws 300+ people from all corridors of Charlotte, representing an 18 to 50+ years young audience. 

Ignite Charlotte is a yearly event organized by dedicated volunteers and sponsored by local community non-profits, businesses and entrepreneurs. 

100% of the sponsorship funds and ticket sales go to costs associated with leasing the venue, security, insurance, production equipment, printing materials, event related supplies, and other costs, including food and beverage for volunteers and speakers.

BecomeASponsor

 

  1. Select a sponsorship level and contact us with your choice.
  2. Our sponsorship coordinator will respond to any questions you may have while sending you some basic information on how we roll.
  3. A PayPal invoice can be generated and sent to you for processing via check or credit card. At the time of invoicing, we’ll also instruct you on how to provide the following items if appropriate:
    • Name of sponsor representatives that will be in attendance at Ignite Charlotte 7
    • Video file of your commercial if applicable
    • Logo file specifications
    • Information we’ll need for your Better Know A Sponsor blog post if applicable

HOW MUCH AND WHAT DO I GET?

These are our 2014 sponsorship breakdowns:

Icebreaker Contest Sponsor: (1 Needed-Email us for details)

  • Dedicated Icebreaker Space and 6′ table (more details can be provided)
  • Sponsored by reference & logo placed in center of Ignite Charlotte 3×2 foam core sign. Others placed in bottom position (we can show you a sample).
  • 30 second commercial (produced by sponsor, file specifications to be provided) on main stage screen during walk-in periods w/sound
  • Sponsor representative introduces Icebreaker winners from stage
  • 3d motion graphics logo on screen during sponsor thank yous
  • Better Know A Sponsor blog entry and social media postings
  • Logo on printed materials (event poster(s) and program)
  • Logo on IgniteCharlotte.org sponsor’s page
  • Logo included on eNewsletters
  • Tickets & Reserved Seating (6)

PLATINUM > $1,000 (1 Available)

  • 6′ table (To be manned by sponsor representative)
  • 15 second commercial (produced by sponsor, file specifications to be provided) on main stage screen during walk-in periods w/sound
  • 3d motion graphics logo on screen during sponsor thank yous
  • Better Know A Sponsor blog entry and social media postings
  • Logo on printed materials (event poster(s) and program) 
  • Logo on IgniteCharlotte.org sponsor’s page
  • Logo included on eNewsletters
  • Tickets & Reserved seating (4)  

GOLD > $500 (1 Needed)

  • 3d motion graphics logo on screen during sponsor thank yous
  • Better Know A Sponsor blog entry and social media postings
  • Logo on printed materials (event poster(s) and program) 
  • Logo on IgniteCharlotte.org sponsor’s page
  • Logo included on eNewsletters
  • Information handout on Ignite Charlotte information table
  • Tickets & Reserved seating (3)

SILVER > $250 (1 Needed)

  • Static logo on screen during sponsor thank yous
  • Better Know A Sponsor blog post/newsletter entry and social media postings
  • Logo on printed materials (event poster(s) and program) 
  • Logo on IgniteCharlotte.org sponsor’s page
  • Logo included on eNewsletters
  • Information handout on Ignite Charlotte information table
  • Tickets (2)

COMMUNITY $100 (At Capacity)

  • Static logo grouped with other community sponsors w/thank you community sponsors
  • Social media postings: Facebook, Twitter, Google +
  • Logo on printed materials (event poster(s) and program)
  • Logo on IgniteCharlotte.org sponsor’s page
  • Logo included on eNewsletters
  • Information handout on Ignite Charlotte information table
  • Ticket (1)

If you have any questions please contact us!

FAQ’s:

Can sponsors give away promotional items or product samples during the event? Yes for Icebreaker & Platinum sponsors. Other sponsors can provide handouts that will be placed on our Ignite Charlotte information table. We can go into further details later.

How about “VIK” sponsorship? We look forward to having value-in-kind sponsors that can help us with venue rental, meals for speakers and volunteers, printing services, hd video cameras and/or camera operators, two wireless mics, a confidence monitor, and/or tables and chairs should the need arise. Contact us to work out the details.

Can sponsors get reserved seats for their friends and co-workers? We plan on setting aside reserved seats for sponsors as referenced above. A “Reserved” sign with the company name will be placed in either the first or second row of the center section located in front of the stage or, based on the selected venue, in the best viewing position possible.