Silicon Valley continues to be world's pre-eminent technology hub and venture incubator. This is due in large part to the vast infrastructure of new venture support services and products that reside here. This infrastructure is the result of many technology startups that have since grown to become large, successful technology companies.
VLAB sponsors are selected from among this pool of established, successful technology companies and are recognized leaders in their respective fields. Most importantly, VLAB sponsors are dedicated to supporting and promoting high-tech entrepreneurship.
The participation and contributions of our sponsors are critical to VLAB's continued success. Without the volunteer support and generous cash and in-kind annual donations by VLAB sponsors, ongoing programming efforts would not be possible. As appropriate, our sponsors also assist in identifying panelists, moderators, sponsors and presenting companies for ongoing forums.
Sponsorship Programs and Benefits
Our sponsors gain valuable exposure to high-profile CEOs, VPs, clientele, and affiliate organizations, along with prominent visibility with our constituency, which is comprised of several thousand Bay Area professional executives. Each month over 300 people attend our forums.
We have various levels of sponsorships to suit your business needs and budget. You can sponsor an event or you can choose to be one of the three types of yearly sponsors.
Event Sponsor ($3k)
Opportunity to deliver a signature event under the VLAB guidelines with co-operative marketing and hosting of the event
Company description on sponsorship page with a link to Case Studies
Listing of logo on VLAB home page
Volunteer VLAB account manager that connects you to the VLAB community for exposure to marketing opportunities and editorial
Identification as a sponsor in all promotional materials about events
Opportunity to highlight sponsorship during one event within the scope of regular VLAB programming
Company logo with contact information and company description on sponsorship page
Recognition during introduction to keynote presentation
Identification as a sponsor at all VLAB events with on-site table space
Identification as a sponsor in every event mailing
Invitation to Annual Executive dinner and other invite-only VLAB events
Company logo with contact information on sponsorship page
Listing of logo on VLAB event program flyer
Tickets to every event: Platinum (9 tickets), Gold (6 tickets), Silver (2 tickets)
Identification as a sponsor at reception desk, program flyer and pre-event slide show
Table space for brochures (at hosted event only)
Five (5) tickets to hosted event
In order to maximize exposure at our forums, VLAB's Executive Board encourages Sponsors to get involved and volunteer the services of their professionals as committee members, panelists, moderators, and speakers whenever possible and practical. Individuals are selected on the basis of individual merit and specific programming requirements (such as expertise or experience). However, to obtain maximum objectivity of each program, VLAB retains exclusive control over volunteer/panel/moderator/speaker selection.