become a sponsor

You are in good company when you become a sponsor of Venture Connect. This investment will deliver immediate value in front of an audience that suits you while fueling the entrepreneurial spirit of North Carolina.  As a sponsor you have many options, so we invite you to focus on your motivations to find your best fit. 

Presenting Sponsor

Want coverage all day, every day of Venture Connect? Then we want to talk to you.
As Presenting Sponsor at Venture Connect you will have the most prominent visibility across our desktop and mobile experiences. Get in touch with us today to learn more.

DISCOVER INNOVATION:
Get involved with Venture Connect content that is focused on the region’s leading innovators. Sponsors who select one of these options will be closest to our companies who are here to pitch and find partners. Whether you are interested in leading this track across three days of content as the Innovation Sponsor, or focusing in on a specific discussion with founders, you have options.

Innovation Sponsor

University Showcase Sponsor

Premier Content Sponsor

Content Sponsor

Startup Sponsor

Innovation Sponsor

One available ($15,000)

Sponsor Benefits

Prominent logo placement on the summit platform and mobile app in relation to Discover Innovation segments

Ability to provide a pre-recorded video to air prior to a Discover Innovation segment — timing and placement to be determined in conjunction with CED

Present a pre-selected announcement prior to a content block in the Discover Innovation track

Ability to provide physical collateral and/or swag at sponsor’s expense via a third party

Pitch scrub and selection committee participation (skill alignment required)

8 three-day passes to the summit

Ability to provide featured content for the CED blog, shareable through the CED newsletter

Link to website and profile on the CED website

Social media promotion prior, during, and after the event utilizing CED’s powerful social media network

Post summit write-up in the CED Newsletter that includes a link to the sponsor provided video

Early access to attendee list

Ability to upgrade to include educational content feature*

Additional Opportunity
Should circumstances surrounding Covid-19 restrictions ease and CED is able to host small in-person networking functions or other small events in conjunction with the summit, the Innovation Sponsor will receive branding opportunities associated with these events and a select number of tickets to attend. Specific details will be provided once it is determined that in-person events will take place.

University Showcase Sponsor

Four available (5,000)

Sponsor Benefits

Logo placement on the summit platform and mobile app in relation to the University and Incubator Showcase segment

2 three-day passes to the summit

Link to website and profile on the CED website

Social media promotion prior, during, and after the event utilizing CED’s powerful social media network

Early access to attendee list

Ability to upgrade to include educational content feature*

Premier Content Sponsor

10 available ($5,000)

Sponsor Benefits

Live engagement for one company representative during your session (format/timing to be determine in conjunction with CED Staff.)

Logo placement on the summit platform and mobile app in relation to the Early Company segments

2 three-day passes to the summit

Link to website and profile on the CED website

Social media promotion prior, during, and after the event utilizing CED’s powerful social media network

Early access to attendee list

Ability to upgrade to include educational content feature*

Content Sponsor

20 available ($2,500)

Sponsor Benefits

Logo placement on the summit platform and mobile app in relation to the Growth Company segments

2 three-day passes to the summit

Link to website and profile on the CED website

Social media promotion prior, during, and after the event utilizing CED’s powerful social media network

Early access to attendee list

Ability to upgrade to include educational content feature*

Startup Sponsor

10 available ($1,000)

Sponsor Benefits

Logo placement on the summit platform and mobile app

1 three-day pass to the summit

Link to website and profile on the CED website

Social media promotion pre, during, and post-event utilizing CED’s powerful social media network

Early access to attendee list

EXPAND YOUR PERSPECTIVE:
Get involved with Venture Connect content that is focused on broadening your perspective on topics that are relevant to Life Sciences and Technology communities. Sponsors who select one of these options will be closest to our global thought leaders and investors who are delivering content that our entrepreneurs, investors, and other partners want to hear. Explore how you can maximize your brand to a diverse audience below.

Perspective Sponsor

Keynote Sponsor

Premier Specialized Content Sponsor

Specialized Content Sponsor

Educational Content Feature Add-on

Perspective Sponsor

One available ($15,000)

Sponsor Benefits

Prominent logo placement on the summit platform and mobile app in relation to Expand Your Perspective segments

Ability to provide a pre-recorded video to air prior to an Expand Your Perspective segment — timing and placement to be determined in conjunction with CED

Present a pre-selected announcement prior to a content block in the “Expand Your Perspective” track

Ability to provide physical collateral and/or swag at sponsor’s expense via a third party

Pitch scrub and selection committee participation (skill alignment required)

8 three-day passes to the summit

Ability to provide featured content for the CED blog, shareable through the CED newsletter

Link to website and profile on the CED website

Social media promotion prior, during, and after the event utilizing CED’s powerful social media network

Post summit write-up in the CED Newsletter that includes a link to the sponsor provided video

Early access to attendee list

Ability to upgrade to include educational content feature*

Additional Opportunity

  • Should circumstances surrounding Covid-19 restrictions ease and CED is able to host small in-person networking functions or other small events in conjunction with the summit, the Perspective Sponsor will receive branding opportunities associated with these events and a select number of tickets to attend. Specific details will be provided once it is determined that in-person events will take place.

Keynote Sponsor

Two available ($10,000)

Sponsor Benefits

Logo placement on the summit platform and mobile app in relation to the keynote/featured speaker segments

4 three-day passes to the summit

Link to website and profile on the CED website

Social media promotion prior, during, and after the event utilizing CED’s powerful social media network

Early access to attendee list

Ability to upgrade to include educational content feature*

Premier Specialized Content Sponsor

Four available ($5,000)

Sponsor Benefits

Live engagement for one company representative during your session (format/timing to be determine in conjunction with CED Staff.)

Logo placement on the summit platform and mobile app in relation to the Investor Perspective segments

2 three-day passes to the summit

Link to website and profile on the CED website

Social media promotion prior, during, and after the event utilizing CED’s powerful social media network

Early access to attendee list

Ability to upgrade to include educational content feature*

Specialized Content Sponsor

Four available ($2,500)

Sponsor Benefits

Logo placement on the summit platform and mobile app in relation to the panel discussions

2 three-day passes to the summit

Link to website and profile on the CED website

Social media promotion prior, during, and after the event utilizing CED’s powerful social media network

Early access to attendee list

Ability to upgrade to include educational content feature*

Educational Content Feature Add-on

12 AVAILABLE ($2,500)

Have expertise in a particular topic? Share your thoughts with attendees!

Pre-record a 20-minute segment that will appear as part of the summit schedule for all conference attendees (topic to be determined in conjunction with CED)

CONNECT WITH OTHERS:
We are all waiting for a virtual event, where networking is fun and actually works. We are creating six unique sessions to bring people together for a common purpose and we are looking for the right partners to help us. If you want to help us build a fun, interactive networking session that reaches the diverse audience at Venture Connect, consider this these options below.

Connect Sponsor

Interactive Networking Sponsor

Connect Sponsor

One available ($15,000)

Sponsor Benefits

Prominent logo placement on the summit platform and mobile app in relation to the Connect With Others segments

Ability to provide a pre-recorded video to air prior to a Connect With Others segment — timing and placement to be determined in conjunction with CED

Present a pre-selected announcement prior to a networking block in the Connect with Others track

Ability to provide physical collateral and/or swag at sponsor’s expense via a third party

Pitch scrub and selection committee participation (skill alignment required)

8 three-day passes to the summit

Ability to provide featured content for the CED blog, shareable through the CED newsletter

Link to website and profile on the CED website

Social media promotion prior, during, and after the event utilizing CED’s powerful social media network

Post summit write-up in the CED Newsletter that includes a link to the sponsor provided video

Early access to attendee list

Ability to upgrade to include educational content feature*

Additional Opportunity

Should circumstances surrounding Covid-19 restrictions ease and CED is able to host small in-person networking functions or other small events in conjunction with the summit, the Connect Sponsor will receive branding opportunities associated with these events and a select number of tickets to attend. Specific details will be provided once it is determined that in-person events will take place.

Interactive Networking Sponsor

Six available ($5,000)

Sponsor Benefits

Logo placement on the summit platform and mobile app in relation to the group networking sessions

2 three-day passes to the summit

Link to website and profile on the CED website

Social media promotion prior, during, and after the event utilizing CED’s powerful social media network

Early access to attendee list

Ability to upgrade to include educational content feature*

Ready to reserve your spot or don’t see one that fits your needs?

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