Sponsorship Opportunities

The Minnesota Technology Association could not exist without the generous support of our sponsors. Together, we work to expand our offerings to companies across the state, raise awareness of important policies and emerging technologies, and support growing tech companies through our programs.

In 2019, more than 3000 tech professionals attended 40 MnTech events. Despite COVID, more than 4,000 tech professionals have attended 57 MnTech events so far in 2020.

Sponsoring MnTech has proven to be a valuable way for companies to create awareness and make connections with senior decision-makers. Take a look at all the opportunities to leverage MnTech sponsorship in 2021 below.

TechTalent is intended to build ongoing dialogue among educators, employers, and workforce agencies as we work to solve our workforce challenges – together. Attendees leave with a richer understanding of the factors that influence our pool of available talent, what skills companies require of new hires, and how companies are addressing challenges related to talent development, diversity, and inclusion.

This event will be virtual in 2021.

 

Gold Sponsor: $10,000 member /$12,500 non-member  (2 Available)
  • Remarks at a general session
  • Opportunity to introduce a speaker or to moderate a panel
  • Opportunity to participate as a speaker or panelist
  • Company logo on all event marketing materials, and event website
  • Web link from event site to sponsor website
  • Pre & Post event attendee list
  • Right of first refusal to renew sponsorship in 2022
  • Recognition in 2021 MnTech Tech Talent Report
  • Social media kit
Silver Sponsor: $7,500 member /$9,375 non-member – (2 Available)
  • Opportunity to introduce a speaker
  • Opportunity to participate as a speaker or panelist
  • Company logo on select event materials, and event website
  • Web link from event site to sponsor website
  • Post event attendee list
  • Recognition in 2021 MnTech Tech Talent Report
  • Social media kit
Bronze Sponsor: $5,000 member /$6,250 non-member – (6 Available)
  • Opportunity to lead a breakout discussion room
  • Company name on select event marketing materials, event website and sponsor sign at event
  • Web link from event site to sponsor website
  • Post event attendee list
  • Recognition in 2021 MnTech Tech Talent Report
  • Social media kit

Tech Connect provides a great opportunity to showcase the rich diversity of Minnesota’s tech ecosystem in a high-definition, fast-paced, interactive virtual conference. By making this virtual and free to MnTech members, attendance for this rich digital experience exceeded 1,000.

Virtual Event, April 28, 2021

 

Presenting Sponsor: $15,000 member /$18,750 non-member – (3 Available)
  • Air-time at General Session. Guaranteed breakout session
  • Logo on conference hub, and recognition during event
  • Digital display table
  • Company logo on all event materials and event website
  • Web link from event site to sponsor website
  • Social Media kit
  • Pre & Post-event attendee lists
  • Right of first refusal to renew sponsorship in 2022

Feature Sponsor: $10,000 member /$12,500 non-member – (3 Available)

  • Guaranteed breakout session
  • Logo on conference hub
  • Digital display table
  • Company logo on all event marketing materials, event website, and recognition during virtual event
  • Web link from event site to sponsor website
  • Social media kit
  • Pre & Post-event attendee lists
  • Right of first refusal to renew sponsorship in 2022
Event Sponsor: $5,000 member /$6,250 non-member – (6 Available)
  • Logo on conference hub
  • Digital display table
  • Company logo on select marketing materials, event website, and recognition during virtual event
  • Web link from event site to sponsor website.
  • Social Media kit
  • Post-event attendee list
  • Unique branding opportunity, such as:
    • Scrolling trivia
    • Break sponsor
    • Ad break

The Tekne Awards attract a “who’s who” of Minnesota business, technology and political leaders. The gala affair draws over 700 attendees from across the state and from technology areas ranging from advanced manufacturing, to information technology, to clean-tech technology, to the life sciences. The technology community comes together on this very special evening to celebrate Minnesota innovation and recognize Tekne Award finalists and recipients – the best and brightest of Minnesota’s diverse tech-based economy.

The Minneapolis Depot, November 2021

 

Presenting Sponsor: $15,000 member /$18,750 non-member – (3 Available)

  • Two (2) Corporate VIP tables of ten for dinner
  • Tickets to the VIP Reception preceding dinner
  • Full page (full color) ad in event program (provided by sponsor)
  • Opportunity to introduce award category
  • Social Media kit
  • Company logo on Red Carpet, Event PR/Marketing materials and website, and Event Signage & Program
  • Web link from event site to sponsor website
  • Pre & Post-event attendee lists
  • Right of first refusal to renew sponsorship in 2022

Gold Sponsor: $10,000 member /$12,500 non-member – (6 Available)

  • One (1) Corporate VIP Table ten for dinner
  • Tickets to the VIP Reception preceding dinner
  • Half (1/2) page (full color) ad in event program (provided by sponsor)
  • Opportunity to introduce an award category
  • Social Media kit
  • Company logo on:
    • Event PR/Marketing materials and website
    • Event Signage & Program
  • Web link from event site to sponsor website
  • Pre & Post-event attendee lists
  • Right of first refusal to renew sponsorship in 2022
  • One of:
    • VIP Reception – (2 Available)
      • Company name/logo on cocktail napkins at the VIP Reception
    • Post-Awards Celebration – (2 Available)
      • Company name/logo on cocktail napkins at the Post-Awards Celebration
    • Dinner Centerpieces – (2 Available)
      • Company name/logo on table centerpieces

Silver Sponsor: $7,500 member /$9,375 non-member – (6 Available)

  • One (1) Corporate VIP Table ten for dinner
  • Tickets to the VIP Reception preceding dinner
  • Quarter (1/4) page (full color) ad in event program (provided by sponsor)
  • Opportunity to introduce an award category
  • Social Media kit
  • Company logo on:
    • Event PR/Marketing materials and website
    • Event Signage & Program
    • Web link from event site to sponsor website
  • Post-event attendee lists

Bronze Sponsor: $5,000 member /$6,250 non-member – (5 Available)

  • One (1) Corporate VIP Table ten for dinner
  • Tickets to the VIP Reception preceding dinner
  • Social Media kit
  • Company logo on:
    • Event PR/Marketing materials and website
    • Event Signage & Program
    • Web link from event site to sponsor website
  • Post-event attendee list

MnTech’s Annual CIO Panel highlights key technology trends and challenges facing Minnesota’s top CIOs.  The event, held each December, features 5 CIOs offering expert insight with ideas on how our state can remain globally competitive in a fast changing world.

With an audience of 200, the CIO Panel not only provides a chance to hear what is top of mind for CIOs, but is also a great networking opportunity.

The Metropolitan Ballroom, December 2021

 

Gold Sponsor: $10,000 member /$12,500 non-member – (2 Available)

  • Opportunity to welcome guests at event (3 minutes)
  • Eight (8) event passes
  • Display table (prime placement) for company materials at the event
  • Company logo on all event marketing materials, event website and sponsor sign at the event
  • Web link from event site to sponsor website
  • Pre & Post-event attendee list
  • Right of first refusal to renew sponsorship in 2021

Silver/VIP Dinner Sponsor: $7,500 member /$9,375 non-member – (1 Available)

  • Opportunity to host and provide opening remarks for private CIO Dinner (evening prior to event)
  • Two (2) VIP Dinner passes (evening prior to event). VIP Dinner capacity is 25. CIO Panel speakers can be invited–pending their availability
  • Six (6) passes to the CIO Panel event
  • Display table for company materials at the event
  • Company logo on select event marketing materials, event website, and sponsor sign at event
  • Web link from event site to sponsor website
  • Post VIP Dinner and CIO Panel attendee lists

Bronze Sponsor: $5,000 member /$6,250 non-member – (4 Available)

  • Four (4) event passes
  • Display table for company materials at the event
  • Company logo on select event marketing materials, event website, and sponsor sign at event
  • Web link from event site to sponsor website
  • Post-event attendee list

Throughout its history, MnTech has helped convene the region’s CIOs to build their networks and learn from each other. CIO Forums are candid opportunities to share solutions to common challenges and establish best practices. Sponsorship is a great way to directly reach CIOs, CTOs, Vice Presidents and Directors of Technology.

The first two events in 2021 will be virtual.

 

Event Sponsor: $2,000 member/$2,500 non-member – (2 Available per event)

  • Speaking Opportunity: 1-2 minute welcome to the audience
  • Two (2) passes to the event
  • Display table for company materials at the event
  • Company logo on all event marketing materials and website
  • Pre and Post-event attendee lists

Women Leading in Technology (WLiT) is a program of the Minnesota High Tech Association that works to promote, educate and empower women in technology across Minnesota.

Our goal is to “Connect, Educate and Reach Back.”

The first two events in 2021 will be virtual. Sponsors will have an additional opportunity in these events to have marketing material included in the pre-event video.

 

Annual Presenting Sponsor: $6,000 – (4 Available)

  • Sponsorship of all four WLiT events
  • Opportunity to provide welcome remarks to attendees at one of the four events (based on availability)
  • Display table at each event for company materials, giveaways, etc. (when applicable)
  • Company logo on all WLiT marketing materials
  • Four (4) complimentary passes at each of the 4 events
  • Post-event attendee list

Annual Sponsor: $5000

  • Sponsorship of all four WLiT events
  • Display table at each event for company materials, giveaways, etc. (When applicable)
  • Company logo on all WLiT marketing materials
  • Four (4) complimentary passes at each of the 4 events
  • Post-event attendee list

Event Sponsor: $1500 – (5 Available per event)

  • Display table for company materials, giveaways, etc. (when applicable)
  • Company logo on select WLiT marketing materials
  • Two (2) complimentary passes
  • Post-event attendee list

MnTech Communities are designed to help keep our members connected to the technology network, and informed about various topics impacting our ecosystem. Members of each community participate and engage with topics that pique interests.  Each community has a different focus and intent, some take on casual yet informative tones, and others are designed as working groups and coalitions. Explore Communities here.

Community events will meet virtually in the first two quarters of 2021.

 

Community Sponsor: $5,000 – (7 Available)

  • Sole sponsorship of one community
  • Sponsorship of 6 yearly community-powered events
  • Company name/logo on: all event marketing materials and community website
  • Opportunity to welcome participants at up to 3 Community-powered events

The Ace Leadership Program is designed to develop and connect our region’s next generation technology company leaders and to assist them in preparing for the important roles they will play in making and keeping our region globally competitive.

The ACE Program will plan on meeting virtually in the first 2 quarters of 2021.

 

Program Sponsor: $5,000 – (1 Available)

  • Sponsorship of the 2021 ACE Leadership program (seven full day sessions)
  • Opportunity to provide pens, tablets, other marketing items for program use at in-person sessions
  • Company name/logo on: Appropriate program marketing materials and website
  • Opportunity to welcome participants at welcome dinner, graduation happy hour, and speak to the group during sessions
  • Discount on participation fee for up to two company employees

TechTuesday is MnTech’s subscriber-based, electronic newsletter that reaches 6,000 + MnTech members, non-members, local media, government leadership and others in the science and technology community. The newsletter is published every Tuesday.

 

Annual TechTuesday sponsor: $5,000 – (1 Available)

  • Logo inclusion in footer
  • Four (4) featured articles

Becoming a global leader starts with you. You can solidify your impact and influence in Minnesota’s tech community and raise the visibility of your organization by sponsoring events dedicated to making Minnesota a top technology state and attended by our state’s top technology executives. Being active with the Minnesota Tech Association is the best way to get a return on your investment. Establish your identity in the marketplace and become an active contributor to our programs and conversations. We hope it will help you build long-term relationships with decision-makers and leaders.

Want to make the most of your dollars? Try pairing your sponsorship with MnTech membership.

The button below will take you to our portal, which will allow you to purchase sponsorships via credit card or request an invoice from our staff.

Purchase a Sponsorship

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If you have questions about the opportunities to connect with the Science and Technology community by sponsoring MnTech events, or how COVID will impact MnTech’s return to in-person events, schedule a time to meet with Sponsorship Director Ray Hoover or schedule a Zoom call to hear about upcoming events, and discuss audience size and makeup to see if a sponsorship is the right fit for your company.

2021 Sponsorship Event


Our annual Sponsorship event will be held on Thursday, December 17.

At this virtual event we hope to provide an overview of the the different sponsorship opportunities for the year and help attendees think strategically about investing marketing dollars with the opportunities that align most closely with marketing objectives.

Learn more here.