Sponsorship Opportunities

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The RBTC has a number of annual sponsorship and event sponsorship opportunities, including:

 

  • Annual Sponsorship: Simply put, the RBTC could not operate and serve it’s membership in it’s current form without the support of our annual sponsors. Through their financial, volunteer, and other forms of support, these companies enable the RBTC to work towards our goals while keeping membership costs low.
  • Technology & Toast Breakfasts: Technology & Toast is often referred to as “T&T” because it’s dynamite networking and information exchange. T&T’s are held throughout the year and typically alternate between Blacksburg and Roanoke locations to encourage regional participation. Each event includes a speaker or panel and valuable networking with business and technology leaders from the Roanoke – Blacksburg region.
  • TechNite Awards Dinner: TechNite is an annual celebration of the Roanoke – Blacksburg region’s technology community. It’s an opportunity to network with more than 350 leaders in business and innovation. The evening is highlighted with a ceremony, where leaders will be recognized in five award categories: Rising Star, Entrepreneur, Leadership, Innovation, and Educator. TechNite is held annually in May at The Hotel Roanoke.
  • Fall Membership Gala: The Fall Gala is a great networking opportunity with more than 300 attendees. Held annually at the Inn at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, the 2015 event will introduce the Fall Gala Casino Night. Members are encouraged to dress up, play games, and mingle with the brightest innovators in the region.
  • Business Development Forum: RBTC members have questions about PR, business development strategy, developing new channels, lead management, and other related topics. This forum was created to help members share lessons learned and best practices.
  • WoTech: An RBTC peer community providing support, development, and education through peer networks of women leaders and up-and-coming women leaders in technology companies.
  • FIRST LEGO League Tournament: An RBTC peer community providing support, development, and education through peer networks of women leaders and up-and-coming women leaders in technology companies.
  • CEO Forum: The CEO Forum is one of the most valuable benefits of your RBTC membership. A few times per year, we invite our member company CEOs to get together for dinner and drinks, where they have an opportunity to discuss issues with their peers in a closed-door environment.

To discuss how your company can support the RBTC, call Heather Baum at (540) 443-9232 ext. 2.


Annual Partner Sponsorship

Contribution: $8,500 annually, Limited to 8 Titanium Sponsors

  • Recognition at TechNite and Fall Gala (signage and mentioned at podium)
  • Recognition at monthly Tech & Toast events (signage and mentioned at podium)
  • Recognition on RBTC website with hyperlink to Sponsor’s website
  • Recognition listed on name tags of company and representatives for Tech & Toast, TechNite and Fall Gala
  • Recognition and hyperlinked logo on all e-newsletters
  • Complimentary RBTC membership
  • Two complimentary tickets to monthly Tech & Toast events (non-transferable)
  • Opportunity to provide company premiums at one RBTC Tech & Toast
  • RBTC Board seat consideration
  • Preferred option to renew or upgrade sponsorship level next year
  • Benefits at TechNite
    • Signage in hall (prominence commensurate with sponsorship level)
    • Recognition at podium, on website, in banquet programs, and on name badges
    • TechNite table sponsorship with 10 complimentary tickets
  • 10 complimentary tickets to Fall Gala
  • Logo circulating on homepage of website
  • Exclusive invitations to CEO Roundtables
  • Exclusive invitations to special sessions (i.e. roundtables with elected officials)
  • Opportunity to host peer to peer and CEO forums
  • First opportunity to host community events
  • Featured jobs in e-newsletters
  • Featured investor in e-newsletters
  • Upgraded sponsor directory listing

Contribution: $6,500 annually, Limited to 15 Platinum Sponsors

  • Recognition at TechNite and Fall Gala (signage and mentioned at podium)
  • Recognition at monthly Tech & Toast events (signage and mentioned at podium)
  • Recognition on RBTC website with hyperlink to Sponsor’s website
  • Recognition and hyperlinked logo on all e-newsletters
  • Recognition listed on name tags of company representatives for Tech & Toast, TechNite and Fall Gala
  • Complimentary RBTC membership
  • Two complimentary tickets to monthly Tech & Toast events (non-transferrable)
  • Preferred option to renew or upgrade sponsorship level next year
  • Benefits at TechNite
    • Signage in hall (prominence commensurate with sponsorship level)
    • Recognition at podium, on website, in banquet programs, and on your name badges
    • TechNite table sponsorship with 10 complimentary tickets
  • Six complimentary tickets to Fall Gala
  • Logo circulating on homepage of website
  • Exclusive invitations to special sessions (i.e. roundtables with elected officials)
  • Upgraded sponsor directory listing

Contribution: $4,000 annually, Limited to 20 Gold Sponsors

  • Recognition at TechNite and Fall Gala (signage and mentioned at podium)
  • Recognition at monthly Tech & Toast events (via signage)
  • Recognition on RBTC website with hyperlink to Sponsor’s website
  • Recognition and hyperlinked logo on all e-newsletters
  • Complimentary RBTC membership
  • Preferred option to renew or upgrade sponsorship level next year
  • Benefits at TechNite
    • Signage in hall (prominence commensurate with sponsorship level)
    • Recognition at podium, on website, in banquet programs, and on your name badges
    • Four complimentary TechNite tickets
  • Four complimentary Fall Gala tickets
  • Featured jobs in e-newsletter
  • Two complimentary tickets to monthly Tech & Toast events (non-transferrable)

Event Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Benefit Summary
Contribution: $750 per event (6 available)

  • Company name and logo hyperlinked on electronic invitations to the sponsored breakfast
  • Company name listed on RBTC Tech & Toast event website with hyperlink to company website
  • Copmany name displayed during the pre-event and post-event presentation
  • Company representative will have an opportunity to give a 5 minute introduction to Tech & Toast attendees about the sponsoring company
  • Company representative introduces the first speaker
  • Two complimentary (non-transferable) tickets to the sponsored Tech & Toast
  • Opportunity to provide premium  giveaways and/or corporate literature at sponsored Tech & Toast

Event Host
Contribution: $5,000 (1 available)

  • Event signage in hall (prominence commensurate with sponsorship level)
  • Name recognition at podium during the banquet
  • Name recognition on all banquet event publicity material controlled by RBTC
  • Name recognition in nomination form, banquet invitation, banquet program, and web “event“ page
  • Reserved company table
  • Sponsorship signage at reserved table
  • Complimentary banquet tickets (8)
  • Name recognition as TechNite Awards Dinner Sponsor on company name badges
  • VIP option to purchase future sponsorship packages

Award Sponsor Contribution: $2,500 (6 available)

  • Event signage in hall (prominence commensurate with sponsorship level)
  • Name recognition in banquet invitation, in event program, and on web “event” page
  • Complimentary banquet tickets (2)
  • Preferred seating location at the banquet
  • Name recognition as TechNite Awards Dinner Sponsor on company name badges
  • VIP option to purchase future sponsorship packages
  • Opportunity to present the respective award sponsored during the award ceremony

Networking Reception Sponsor Contribution: $2,500 (2 available) 

  • Event signage in hall (prominence commensurate with sponsorship level)
  • Name recognition at podium during the banquet
  • Name recognition in banquet invitation, banquet program, and web “event” page
  • Complimentary banquet tickets (2)
  • Special company visibility during reception via decoration
  • Name recognition asTechNite Awards Dinner Sponsor on company name badges
  • VIP option to purchase future sponsorship packages

After Party Sponsor Contribution: $1,500 (2 available)

  • Event signage in hall (prominence commensurate with sponsorship level)
  • Name recognition at podium during the banquet
  • Name recognition in banquet invitation, banquet program, and web “event” page
  • Complimentary banquet tickets (2)
  • Name recognition as TechNite Awards Dinner Sponsor on company name badges
  • VIP option to purchase future sponsorship packages

Table Wine Sponsor Contribution: $1,500 (1 available)

  • Event signage in hall (prominence commensurate with sponsorship level)
  • Name recognition at podium during the banquet
  • Name recognition in banquet invitation, banquet program, and web “event” page
  • Complimentary banquet tickets (2)
  • Name recognition as TechNite Awards Dinner Sponsor on company name badges
  • VIP option to purchase future sponsorship packages

Table Dessert Sponsor Contribution: $1,500 (1 available)

  • Event signage in hall (prominence commensurate with sponsorship level)
  • Name recognition at podium during the banquet
  • Name recognition in banquet invitation, banquet program, and web “event” page
  • Complimentary banquet tickets (2)
  • Name recognition as TechNite Awards Dinner Sponsor on company name badges
  • VIP option to purchase future sponsorship packages

Table Gift Sponsor Contribution: $1,000 + cost of premium gift (1 available)

  • Event signage in hall (prominence commensurate with sponsorship level)
  • Name recognition at podium during the banquet
  • Name recognition in banquet invitation, banquet program, and web “event” page
  • Complimentary banquet tickets (2)
  • Table gift with sponsor logo (1 gift per table, or each guest – sponsor choice). RBTC will help with selection.
  • Name recognition as TechNite Awards Dinner Sponsor on company name badges
  • Option to purchase future sponsorship packages

Media Sponsor Contribution: $1,500 (1 available)

  • Event signage in hall (prominence commensurate with sponsorship level)
  • Name recognition at podium during the banquet
  • Name recognition in banquet invitation, banquet program, and web “event” page
  • Complimentary banquet tickets (2)
  • Name recognition as TechNite Awards Dinner Sponsor on company name badges
  • Option to purchase future sponsorship packages

Event Host
Contribution: $5,000 (1 available) 

  • Event signage in hall (prominence commensurate with sponsorship level)
  • Name recognition at podium during the event
  • Name recognition in the invitation, program, and web “event“ page
  • Private Black Jack Casino Table!
  • 8 Complimentary Fall Gala tickets (Non-Transferable)
  • $100,000 in extra casino playing money
  • Name recognition as Fall Gala Sponsor on your event name badges
  • VIP option to purchase future sponsorship packages

Supporting Event Sponsor Contribution $1,500 (4 available)

  • Event signage in hall (prominence commensurate with sponsorship level)
  • Name recognition at podium during the evening
  • Name recognition in invitation, banquet program, and web “event” page
  • 3 Complimentary Fall Gala Tickets (Non-Transferable)
  • $30,000 in extra casino playing money
  • Name recognition as a Fall Gala Sponsor on your event name badges
  • VIP option to purchase future sponsorship packages

Networking Reception Sponsor Contribution $2,000 (2 available) 

  • Event signage in hall (prominence commensurate with sponsorship level)
  • Name recognition at podium during the event
  • Name recognition in invitation, program, and web “event” page
  • Special company visibility during reception via signage
  • 4 complimentary Fall Gala tickets (Non-Transferable)
  • $40,000 in extra casino playing money
  • Name recognition as a Fall Gala Sponsor on your event name badges
  • VIP option to purchase future sponsorship packages

Media Sponsor Contribution: $1,500 (1 available)

  • Event signage in hall
  • Name recognition at podium during the banquet
  • Name recognition in banquet invitation, banquet program, and web “event” page
  • Complimentary banquet tickets (2)
  • Name recognition as Fall Gala Sponsor on company name badges
  • $10,000 in extra casino playing money
  • Option to purchase future sponsorship packages

Event Gift Sponsor Contribution: $1,000, plus the cost of premium gift (1 available)

  • Event signage in hall
  • Name recognition at podium during the banquet
  • Name recognition in banquet invitation, banquet program, and web “event” page
  • Complimentary banquet tickets (2)
  • Name recognition as Fall Gala Sponsor on company name badges
  • $10,000 in extra casino playing money
  • Option to purchase future sponsorship packages

Sponsorship Benefit Summary
Contribution: $750 per event (3 available)

  • Company name and logo hyperlinked on electronic invitations to the sponsored forum
  • Company name listed on RBTC WoTech event website with hyperlink to company website
  • Company name displayed during the pre-event and post-event presentation
  • Company representative will have an opportunity to give a 5 minute introduction prior to the event
  • Company representative will introduce the speaker
  • Two complimentary registrations to the sponsored event
  • Opportunity to provide premium giveaways and/or corporate literature at sponsored event

Roanoke – Blacksburg FIRST LEGO League Tournament Sponsorship
Contribution: $1,000 per event (5 available)

  • Company name included as the tournament sponsor
  • Copmany name and logo hyperlinked on electronic invitations to the FLL Tournament
  • Company name listed on tournament website with hyperlink to sponsor company’s website
  • Company name displayed during the pre-event and post-event presentation

FLL Team Sponsorship Contribution: $1,500 per event (10 available)

  • Team registration
  • Field set-up kit
  • Robot kit
  • Company name recognized on tournament website

Awards Sponsorship Contribution: $750 per event (6 available)

  • Covers any awards given out (no more than 8)

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