become a sponsor

Venture Connect gathers innovative companies from the Technology and Life Science communities, as well as top investors from across the U.S. This powerhouse event is clear evidence of the strength of our ecosystem and its ability to incubate high growth companies in the Southeast.

Our story with Venture Connect began over 37 years ago and CED continues to create connections that make a difference. We hope you will join in supporting entrepreneurs and seasoned experts as they come alongside investors and stakeholders in April for unrivaled content and connections at Venture Connect 2022.

As a sponsor you have many options, so we invite you to focus on your motivations to find your best fit.

Ecosystem Sponsor

$25,000

Celebration Sponsor

$25,000

Lanyard Sponsor

$20,000

Industry Sponsor

$15,000

Investor Dinner

$15,000

Pitch Sponsor

$10,000

Reception Sponsor

$5,000

Ecosystem Sponsor

$25,000

Ecosystem Sponsor

Your company will be the presenting sponsor of one of our industry tracks (Tech, Life Sciences, or Agtech), with premier branding/signage at all of the content locations on the day of the Summit. The day-long in-person event will include fast pitch sessions by emerging companies, networking segments, a keynote speaker, and an investor reverse pitch session. Your company will have prominent branding at all sessions in front of 600 anticipated attendees.

Download the Sponsorship Packet for a full breakdown of all sponsorship benefits. 

Celebration Sponsor

$25,000

Celebration Sponsor

Your company will be the presenting sponsor of CED’s post-conference celebration. All conference attendees are invited. You’ll also have prominent logo placement on Venture Connect Celebration signage at the event location.

Download the Sponsorship Packet for a full breakdown of all sponsorship benefits.

Lanyard Sponsor

$20,000

Lanyard Sponsor

Your company brand will appear on the lanyard for all conference attendees and your company will receive premier logo exposure on signage during the Keynote Speaker segment. The conference will be fully in-person with 600 anticipated attendees.

Download the Sponsorship Packet for a full breakdown of all sponsorship benefits. 

Industry Sponsor

$15,000

Industry Insight Sponsor

Your company brand will appear on all signage/promotions for the Industry Insight portion of the event. The conference will be fully in-person with 600 anticipated attendees. You’ll also get Logo placement throughout the conference webpage and mobile app.

Download the Sponsorship Packet for a full breakdown of all sponsorship benefits. 

Investor Dinner

$15,000

Investor Dinner Sponsor

Your company brand will appear on all signage/promotions for the Investor Dinner portion of the event (to be held the night prior to the conference). The dinner will be inclusive of all investors from the participating sectors (Tech, Life Sciences, and Agtech).

Download the Sponsorship Packet for a full breakdown of all sponsorship benefits. 

Pitch Sponsor

$10,000

Pitch Sponsor

Your company will be a sponsor of an hour-long pitch session (Tech, Life Sciences, or Agtech). Each pitch session highlights 8 regional start-ups.

Download the Sponsorship Packet for a full breakdown of all sponsorship benefits. 

Reception Sponsor

$5,000

Reception Sponsor

Your company will get an 8’ long by 8’ wide exhibit space.

NOTE: An 8’ long by 8’ wide exhibit space can be added to any sponsorship package for $2,500.

Download the Sponsorship Packet for a full breakdown of all sponsorship benefits. 

sponsors

You are in good company when you become a sponsor of Venture Connect. These investments fuel the entrepreneurial spirit of North Carolina and enable CED to deliver great impact in the regional ecosystem.

more info

Looking for more information? Here are some helpful links that can get you where you need to be… Event Info, Agenda.

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