Developing and retaining STEM talent in CNY for economic advancement

CNY Innovation Challenge Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsored by SRC and Partners for Education & Business

The CNY Innovation Challenge aims to spark ideas to develop groundbreaking products or services and to foster entrepreneurship. We know that students have really good ideas that could turn into great inventions and this challenge has been designed to help guide those ideas from concept to completion. See full rules in separate document.

The Challenge is open to students in grades 6-12. There will be winners in two brackets: high school (grades 10-12) and middle school (grades 6-9). Teams need to have a minimum of two students and a maximum of four. Top team prize for the high school category is $1,000 and top team prize for middle school level is $500. Additional prizes will be determined based on the number of entries overall.

Company Involvement
There are several opportunities for companies to get involved. Please email joev@macny.org if you’re interested. All companies participating will have the ability to use the PEB mailing list for this group to promote future events and activities.

Sponsorship Level

Benefits

Notes

$2,500
Naming
Sponsor

Logo on all materials & website, banner at event, 5 spots for employees to mentor students, 15 tickets to event, 2 spots for judging, full page ad in program

1 available - sold to SRC
Will cover prizes for students

$1,000
Innovation Sponsor

Logo on all materials & website, banner at event, 3 spots for employees to mentor students, 8 tickets to event, 1 spot for judging, ½ page ad in program

5 available
Will cover promotional materials, program, awards and event administration

$500
Challenge Sponsor

Logo on all materials & website, 1 spot for employee to mentor students, 4 tickets to event, ¼ page ad in program

10 available
Will help with materials needed, mentoring coordination, and event logistics

Food Sponsor

Logo on all materials & website, 4 tickets to event, ½ page ad in program, chance to promote business with flyers to all attendees

In-kind donation of breakfast & lunch for students and judges + refreshments for guests

Venue Sponsor

Logo on all materials & website, 2 spots for employees to mentor students, 4 tickets to event, ½ page ad in program

In-kind donation to provide the venue & parking at no charge

Intellectual Property Sponsor

Logo on all materials & website, 2 spot for employees to mentor students, 4 tickets to event, ¼ page ad in program

In-kind donation to provide legal assistance to guide students on the patent process

Mentor/Coaching Sponsor

Logo on all materials & website, 5 spot for employees to mentor students, 2 tickets to event

In-kind donation of time to mentor/coach students

Sponsored by:



AT&T


BSK

BSK