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With the help of our sponsors, Minnestar strives to connect, foster, and develop the technology community in Minnesota. Over 12,000 technologists have attended our events since the organization was founded in 2006. Our community includes the leaders, innovators, and builders who make things happen. Investing in Minnestar invests in the future of technology innovation in Minnesota.

As a sponsor, you will help support growth of Minnesota’s highly educated, tech-savvy audience of individuals that earn good money and who also appreciate emerging ideas, thought leadership, technology, and fresh points of view. Many of these people are entrepreneurs or wish to become entrepreneurs; others are leaders in their companies and organizations. They are or will be seeking professional services to aid them in developing their ideas, growing their ventures, and launching their products.

We receive high marks from our attendees, but we know we can do more with your generous support. We hope to provide better venues, amazing food and drink (especially from local producers), professionally recorded sessions and demos for distribution online, an improved web presence and online community, and even increase the number of events per year. These become the foundation of the growing community that you will help us build.

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Kilobyte Sponsor

Donation: $1,000
The Kilobyte Sponsorship level is for smaller companies, startups or folks who want to participate and support but don’t have specific needs for awareness or recruiting. For $1,000, you will receive priority registration for all Minnestar events, membership to our private Minnestar supporters e-mail group, and your name and link on our list of supporters on our website.

Benefits

  • Priority registration for each minnestar event for (1) person
  • Limited edition event swag (select events)
  • Membership in minnestar supporters e-mail discussion group (at your option)
  • Website list recognition
  • Exclusive access to MinneHour events



Megabyte Sponsor

Donation: $4,000
The Megabyte Sponsorship is ideal for companies who seek to support and grow the tech community and want to draw awareness through event attendance and branding placement. This gives a company four priority registration spots, great branding at the events and access to sponsor events.

For a contribution of $4,000, your company will be listed as a Megabyte Sponsor for all our events for the entire year. This will be true at
all Minnestar events, which include one MinneBar (typically over 1,000 in attendance), two MinneDemo events (typically over 600 in attendance), and several MinneHours (typically over 100 in attendance), but may include other events as well.

Benefits

  • Priority registration for 4 people to each event
  • Limited edition event swag (select events)
  • 3rd-tier logo placement in all media and correspondance
  • Logo and link on our website
  • Exclusive access to MinneHour events
  • High five from each board member



Gigabyte Sponsor

Donation: $8,000
The Gigabyte Sponsorship is ideal for companies who want to make a splash in an effort to recruit technical talent. It is a prominent sponsorship that includes several communication opportunities to get your jobs in front of a valuable talent pool.

For a contribution of $8,000, your company will be listed as a Gigabyte Sponsor for all our events for the entire year. This will be true at all Minnestar events, which include one MinneBar (typically over 1,000 in attendance), two MinneDemo events (typically over 600 in attendance), and several MinneHours (typically over 100 in attendance), but may include other events as well.

Benefits

  • Invited to address the crowd at one event of your choosing
  • Your company may provide marketing materials, or swag at the events
  • Priority registration for 8 people to each event (ideal for tech leadership and HR staff)
  • Limited edition event swag for 8 people (select events)
  • 2nd-tier logo placement in all media and correspondence
  • Ability to send out 1 tweet a quarter on behalf of Minnestar
  • Mentions in buzz (Tweets and additional social media efforts) during the year
  • Sponsorship mention in all press releases
  • Exclusive access to MinneHour events
  • Handshake from each board member



Terabyte Sponsor

Donation: $16,000
The Terabyte Sponsors are the top-tier supporters of minne*, offering premium support to the community and are recognized as the leaders of this community for their generous contribution. They are the recognized leaders in our community. This tier of sponsorship is limited to six companies.

An annual contribution of $16,000, lists Terabyte Sponsor at all our events for the entire year as the key sponsors not just of Minnestar but of the entire technology community. These Sponsors are given premium awareness space at all events — top tier logo placement, recognition from the speakers and space for distributing materials (as available). This will be true at all Minnestar events, which include one MinneBar (typically over 1,000 in attendance), two MinneDemo events (typically over 600 in attendance), and several MinneHours (typically over 100 in attendance), but may include other events as well.

Benefits

  • Invited to address the crowd at each event
  • Invited to send a special message to our community as a part of e-mail correspondence
  • Opportunity to send out 1 message directly to our e-mail list per year
  • Your company may provide marketing materials, or swag at the events
  • Priority registration for 16 people to each event
  • Limited edition event swag for 16 people (select events)
  • Exclusive access to MinneHour events
  • Invited to special “board dinner”
  • 1st-tier logo placement in all media and correspondence
  • Pre-roll logo placement for all Minnestar video recordings during the year
  • Ability to send out 1 tweet a month on behalf of Minnestar
  • Mentions in buzz (Tweets and additional social media efforts) during the year
  • Sponsorship mention in all press releases
  • Added to Sponsorship “Hall of Fame” Page
  • Hugs from each of the board members