Sponsor Startup Weekend Chicago

Startup Weekend is a non-profit that is working to build a stronger entrepreneurship, startup, tech community in Chicago and we need your help.

All collected sponsorship and ticket monies go directly back into the planning and budget of the event in an effort to make it not only a richly educational event for everyone involved, but a fun and exciting networking opportunities for business owners, creative’s, marketing professionals and entrepreneurs within the Chicago Startup community.

Sponsor An Entrepreneur

  • Open registration for one entrepreneur of your choice or we select.
  • We will ensure that one lucky entrepreneur will get fed, meet new people, learn a ton, and hopefully create a successful startup!
  • Also a great option if you just feel guilty for falling short on your last New Year’s Resolution!


Silver / In-Kind

  • Company name/logo listed on chicago.startupweekend.org
  • Include promotional materials, swag, other relevant items in attendee bags
  • Thank you & recognition during Awards ceremony (In-Kind prizes)
  • Two tickets to the event



  • Identified in all media materials for Startup Weekend
  • Company name/logo listed on chicago.startupweekend.org
  • Thank you & recognition during Startup Weekend event
  • We’ll print your logo on the back of the sweetest Startup Weekend Chicago shirts you have ever seen.
  • Get the naming rights to one of the meals and have the opportunity to interact with attendees during chow time.
    • Examples include the “Built in Chicago Buffet” or the “GiveForward Burritos.”
    • Opportunity to display a sign or banner on the food table
    • Option to pay food vendors directly
  • All benefits of the Silver level
  • Two tickets to the event



  • Custom survey of the startup community (we can create survey & produce report)
  • Opportunity to hang banners at the event
  • Invitation for a guest post on Chicago Startup Weekend blog
  • Offer a prize to a team or individual via raffle/vote. (eg. iPhone, netbook, software)
  • (Optional) T-Shirt of the Day: You provide the shirts, our organizers and volunteers will wear them for an entire day.
  • All benefits of the Silver & Gold levels
  • Three tickets to the event



  • Invitation to address attendees during keynote for 15 minutes.
  • Invited to set up a booth for your product/service during Startup Weekend event
  • All benefits of the Platinum, Gold & Silver levels
  • Four tickets to the event


Next Steps…

Contact us directly for questions, or if you’re ready to sponsor please complete the following form.

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