VentureWell Deshpande Sponsorship Prospectus 2024

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JUNE 12-14, 2024 | COLLEGE PARK,

MARYLAND

New Horizons: Navigating the Challenges and Opportunities of Regional Ecosystem Building

Sponsorship Opportunities

Hosted in partnership with:

About the Deshpande Symposium

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the 13th Annual Deshpande Symposium taking place June 12-14, 2024 in College Park, Maryland at the University of Maryland! This event brings together hundreds of higher education innovation and entrepreneurship catalysts from across the U.S., as well as Canada and India. As a sponsor, you will have ample opportunities to connect with a vanguard group of academic leaders who are influential change-makers at their institutions. The theme this year is New Horizons: Navigating the Challenges and Opportunities of Regional Ecosystem Building. We look forward to partnering with your organization to make this event a success!

250 Attendees - Over 50% of our 2023 respondents

indentified as a member of a group underrepresented in STEM

4 Main Stage Sessions

28 Breakout Presentations

50+ Presenters

3 Networking Receptions, including our celebratory Awards Dinner. Over 70% of our 2023 respondents identified their main reason for attending was to network with colleagues.

The breakout sessions were incredible!

I learned so much, made wonderful connections, and have a lot to take back to our programming.

COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND
BY THE NUMBERS JUNE 12-14, 2024 |

2024 Sponsorship Packages

GOLD LEVEL: $10,000

Featured conference sponsor and recognition at Awards dinner

Logo included at Gold Level in all conference materials (including website)

Opportunity for 3 minutes of podium time prior to a plenary session.

Opportunity to moderate a main stage panel

Display banner or pop-up at Symposium

Exhibition table at Symposium

Complimentary registration for four attendees

50% off two additional registrations

2 standalone emails to conference attendees

4 social media promotions

Currently sold out. Please reach out to discuss other visibility opportunities.

SILVER LEVEL: $5,000

Featured sponsor and recognition at Opening or Closing Reception

Logo included at Silver Level in all conference materials (including website)

Opportunity for 3 minutes of podium time prior to a breakout session

Opportunity to moderate a breakout session panel

Display banner or pop-up by breakout sessions at Symposium

Exhibition table at Symposium

Complimentary registrations for two attendees

50% off one additional registration

1 standalone email to conference attendees

2 social media promotions

COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND
JUNE 12-14, 2024 |

JUNE 12-14, 2024 | COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND

2024 Sponsorship Packages

ADD ONS:

BRONZE LEVEL: $2,500

Logo included at Bronze Level in all conference materials (including website)

Exhibition table at Symposium

Complimentary registrations for one attendee

50% off one additional registration

SUPPORTER LEVEL: $1,500

Logo included at Supporter Level in all conference materials (including website)

Exhibition table at Symposium

50% off one registration

Table or seat drop of your materials or swag

$500

Standalone email to conference attendees

$1,000

Name badge/lanyard sponsor

$1,000

Post-event webinar

$2,000

Post-event co-authored blog

$2,000

This was the first time I’d attended the Symposium and can honestly say that it was the best conference I’ve ever been to in my professional career.

Our 2023 Sponsors included:

The Deshpande Symposium is a consistently great event for entrepreneurship and innovation in higher education. The caliber of the attendees and panelists is always high, and I always learn something intersting and impactul by atttending.

Thank you for your consideration! Please email Rebekah Montañez at rmontanez@venturewell.org to discuss the sponsorship level that is best suited to your needs. We look forward to connecting!

JUNE
COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND
12-14, 2024 |
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