Sponsors





Become a sponsor! Click here to apply

This third year of Austin Mini Maker Faire will be held at Travis County Expo Center on Saturday, May 3 and will continue an annual festival to make, create, learn, invent, craft, hack, recycle, build, think, play, and be inspired by science, technology, engineering, arts, music, and crafts.  We are seeking sponsors to help grow this DIY extravaganza in our community.  Over a hundred Makers and thousands of attendees of all ages will participate in a day of exciting exhibitions, demonstrations, and hands-on activities for all ages while enjoying interesting presentations/speakers, live music, and visual/performing arts.

In 2013, Austin Mini Maker Faire took place at the Palmer Events Center and attracted:

  • More than 150 Makers in over 60 maker booths;

  • More than 4000 ticket purchases by individuals and families;

  • Adult Makers from the fields of engineering, architecture, robotics, crafts,  environmental sustainability, and the arts

  • Youth Makers involved in robotics, technology design, and more

In 2014, Austin Mini Maker Faire aims to attract twice as many Makers and 8000+ visitors through local, regional, and national advertising; representation at affiliated events; newspaper and radio interviews; and word-of-mouth promotion of the event.  We are conducting extensive outreach to attract Makers who are technologists, artists, musicians, enthusiasts, and crafters, and will be encouraging students, schools, and youth groups to participate.

PRESS:

In 2013, we were featured on KVUE and were written about in the Austin Post and in the Austin American Statesman, and received a ‘Best of’ in the Austin Chronicle. See below for our Austin Mini Maker Faire 2014 sponsorship levels.
See the list of Austin Mini Maker Faire 2012 sponsors

Sponsorship levels

 
Become a sponsor! Click here to apply

Lead Sponsor ($10,000)

  • "Lead Sponsor” recognition for entire festival
  • Large Sponsor Booth to promote your organization (10’ x 20’)
  • Two standard Maker Booths for your employee Makers to exhibit at the event (10’ x 10’)
  • Logo on all pages of Austin Mini Maker Faire website
  • Premium logo placement on promotional fliers, banners, posters, media alerts
  • 50 tickets to Austin Mini Maker Faire
  • 12 event T-shirts
  • 20 invites to VIP Maker pre-event party on Friday evening
  • Mention in press release
  • Thank you on Facebook and Twitter accounts

Premier Sponsor ($5000)

  • Large Sponsor Booth to promote your organization (10’ x 20’)
  • Logo on all pages of Austin Mini Maker Faire website
  • Premium logo placement on promotional fliers, banners, posters, media alerts
  • 35 tickets to Austin Mini Maker Faire
  • 12 Austin Mini Maker Faire T-shirts
  • 10 invites to VIP Maker pre-event party on Friday evening
  • Mention in press release
  • Thank you on Facebook and Twitter accounts
Special Event Sponsor ($2500)
  • Positioned as a sponsor of special attraction areas (Speakers, Young Makers, Craft , Swap-o-rama-rama, Sustainable Village, Music stage, Austin Bike Zoo bike rodeo, VIP Maker pre-event party)
  • Standard sponsor booth to promote your organization (10' by 10')
  • Logo featured prominently on all banners and signage in and near special attraction areas
  • Logo and link on home page and sponsor page of Austin Mini Maker Faire website
  • 5 Austin Mini Maker Faire T-shirts
  • 5 invites to the VIP Maker pre-event party
  • Mention in press release
  • Thank you on Facebook and Twitter accounts
  • 20 free tickets

Event Sponsor  ($2000)

  • Logo on print materials: poster, postcards and flyers
  • Logo and link on homepage of website
  • Logo and link on sponsor page of website
  • Logo on T-shirts
  • Thank you in registration confirmation email to online registrants
  • Logo on outbound emails
  • Thank you on emails to Makers
  • Mention in press release(s)
  • Exhibit space in a featured location at event
  • Thank you on Twitter and Facebook accounts
  • 20 free tickets
  • 5 Austin Mini Maker Faire T-shirts
  • 5 tickets to VIP Maker pre-event party

Sustaining Sponsor: $1250

  • Logo on poster
  • Logo and link on sponsor page of website
  • Mention in press release(s)
  • Exhibit space at event
  • Thank you on Twitter and Facebook accounts
  • 15 free tickets

Presenting Sponsor  ($750)

  • Logo on poster
  • Logo and link on sponsor page of website
  • Mention in press release(s)
  • Table for materials at event
  • Thank you on Twitter and Facebook accounts
  • 10 free tickets
  • 2 free T-shirts
  • 2 tickets to VIP Maker pre-event party

Contributing Sponsor ($250)

  • Text mention on poster
  • Text mention and link on sponsor page of website
  •  Mention in press release(s)
  • Thank you on Twitter and Facebook accounts
  •  Space for materials distribution
  •  5 free tickets