Iowa Veterans Entrepreneurship Conference | Sponsorship Opportunities

Co-hosted by Home Base Iowa, America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and the Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship, the 2022 Iowa Veterans Entrepreneurship Conference will provide workshops and resources for Veterans and their families looking to acquire powerful new skills to achieve next levels of entrepreneurial success. The one-day conference on June 7 (with Welcome Reception on June 6) will include keynote sessions and educational breakout sessions focusing on starting a business, growing an existing business, or looking to connect with an all-new community of friends, supporters, and valuable connections. 

 

As a conference sponsor, your financial support will make it affordable for those who give all to learn and connect with fellow Veterans and supporters in learning more about navigating entrepreneurship from industry experts and business professionals. 

 

Sponsoring the 2022 Iowa Veterans Entrepreneurship Conference is a highly visible, cost-effective way to reach a local, state, and regional audience of approximately 250 attendees, including Veterans, military personnel, and their families and business partners.  

SPONSOR FIVE VETERANS — $250 

Sponsor FIVE Veterans’ conference registrations and receive the following: 

  • Prominent Listing of Company Name on Event Website 
  • Company Name Listed in Printed Program Book* 
  • Company Name Listed on On-site Visuals** 

* Prominent positioning of Company listing in printed program book if supporting ten or more Veterans. 

** Prominent positioning of Company listing on Visual on-site recognition if supporting fifteen or more Veterans. 

TITLE SPONSOR $10,000 – ONE SPOT, SOLD 

The Sponsor at this level will receive ALL benefits listed with Premier Sponsor level listed below, PLUS: 

  • Develop & present a conference workshop (working with Planning Committee for content)* 
  • Speaking opportunity (2-3 minutes) to address attendees during Lunch Session (instead of Opening/Breakfast) * 
  • First choice of prime location of display table in the Exhibit area 
  • Prominent positioning of company logo in conference promotional materials and on website 
  • Sole verbal and visual acknowledgment (during Lunch Session) as Lunch Sponsor (instead of Opening/Breakfast) 
  • Full Page advertisement in program book (instead of ½ Page) ** 

 

PREMIER SPONSOR — $7,500, Two Spots 

Sponsors at this level receive ALL benefits listed with the Investor Sponsor level listed below, PLUS: 

  • Speaking opportunity (2-3 minutes) to address attendees during Opening/Breakfast* 
  • First choice of preferred location of display table in the Exhibit Area 
  • Two promotional emails sent on your behalf to registered attendees (one prior and one post conference)  
  • Sole verbal and visual acknowledgment (during Opening) as Opening/Breakfast Sponsor (instead of Dinner) 
  • ½ Page advertisement in program book (instead of ¼ Page) **
  • Two company specific announcement on social media 
  • Company logo and link included on conference emails 
  • Preferred positioning of company logo in conference promotional materials and on website 

INVESTOR SPONSOR — $5,000, Four Spots 

Sponsors at this level receive ALL benefits listed with Partner Sponsor level listed below, PLUS: 

  • Sole verbal and visual acknowledgment (during Dinner) as Dinner Sponsor 
  • ¼ Page advertisement in program book** 
  • Social media general announcement
  • Company logo included in conference emails 

PARTNER SPONSOR — $2,500, Ten Spots 

Sponsors at this level receive ALL benefits listed with Exhibitor level listed below, PLUS: 

  • Visual on-site recognition, where applicable 
  • Company logo included on conference website 

EXHIBITOR — $500 if registered by May 2 or $750 after  

Exhibitor package includes the benefits listed below: 

  • 6’ skirted display table with two chairs and ID sign in the Exhibit area on Tuesday (preassigned location) 
  • Two conference registrations to the 2022 Iowa Veterans Entrepreneurship Conference (additional registrations @ $250) 

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS Choose from any of these additional options in addition to selected Exhibit or Sponsorship package: 

  • PROMOTIONAL ITEMS Promote your brand*** through these unique offerings. Includes the cost of production of each item. 
    • Notebooks and pens | $2,000 
    • Tote bags | $1,250 
    • Name badge lanyards | $750 
  • GIVEAWAY ITEM | $250 Include your promotional product or marketing handouts in attendee bag 
  • SPONSOR OR EXHIBIT AT THE UPCOMING (date TBD) VETERANS PITCH COMPETITION EVENT — Contact info@isupjcenter.org for details. 

 

We would be happy to work with you to create a benefits package that could include various marketing collateral and on-site opportunities that reach YOUR market, helping reinforce your branding strategy and achieve your marketing objectives within a target market.  For more information, contact Jean Walsh at (515) 294-2776 or jeanw@iastate.edu. 

 

*Specifics to be discussed and in cooperation with Conference Committee 

** Sponsor to provide print-ready artwork by April 15 

*** Art on promotional products to include your brand and conference theme logo 

 

Secure a Sponsorship Package

 

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT 

Upon submitting your completed application, we will send you a detailed invoice. Payment and print-ready artwork are due by April 15. After this date, we cannot guarantee the use of your logo on promotional materials. 

 

To register your attending company representatives, please use this link. for each attendee, select the applicable registration type.  A promotional code will be included in the package confirmation email. Use this promotional code during registration checkout for the two complimentary registrations included in your sponsorship package. Additional attendees will be at $250 each. 

 

QUESTIONS? PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO ASK! 

Jean Walsh, ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship; (515) 294-2776; jeanw@iastate.edu