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Pipeline sponsors shine bright in supporting our work and enthusiastically cheering on the entrepreneurs who are working to power the Midwest economy. The stars have finally aligned for us to once again celebrate our Innovator of the Year together, in person — this has been two years in the making and we know that the energy from this event will be like nothing else you’ve ever seen in the entrepreneurial community.  Our entrepreneurs and our sponsors know how to get business done, celebrate each other AND find the time and energy to encourage others and we want YOU to join in on the action!

The Innovators Gala will be our first “live” event since the pandemic started. We want the focus of this dynamic event to be on our amazing entrepreneurs, our partners that help us continue the work that we do and our sponsors who make this event possible. The event is the most dynamic gathering of high growth entrepreneurs, and their Regional — and National network — who support their growth. This sold-out annual event is known for bring in. It is a celebration of what we all do and how hard we’ve worked yet another year to transform the Midwest Economy through our entrepreneurs.

For those who love hearing pitches from high-potential entrepreneurs, the daytime events will excite you. Join us from earlier in the day to hear our 2021 Fellows pitch their companies to a panel of national judges and see high performance in high gear. 

 

The entire event culminates at night at the Abbott Event Center where you will have access to a very hard-to-reach audience, gathered in the perfect setting for becoming part of this fast-paced, successful, creative and going-places team.

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Presenting Sponsor Innovators Gala — $25,000

With this being our first in-person event in two years, we have a lot to shine a light on! Including our Presenting Sponsor for our Innovators Gala – it’s the perfect spot to get your brand in front of Pipeline’s Members, Network and biggest advocates. Sponsor Benefits:

  • Presenting sponsor of Pipeline’s Innovators Gala May 20th

  • Logo feature on all printed, on-screen and digital material at event

  • Logo on TV screens at the Abbott Event entrance for the Gala

  • Live shout out from stage at Innovator of the Year

  • Logo included on all Pipeline social media posts promoting the Innovators Gala

  • VIP table placement for ten (10) guests at the Innovators Gala on May 20th

  • Reserved seating for ten (10) guests at the Innovator of the Year Daytime Showcase

  • Ten (10) Passes to the Innovators Networking Reception on May 20th

  • Two (2) email blasts to Pipeline Members and Network prior to the Gala 

  • One (1) “Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor” email blast to Pipeline Members and Network after the Gala 

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Presenting Sponsor Innovators Daytime Showcase — $15,000

This is a golden opportunity to show your heart for our entrepreneurs!   Our Gold level sponsors are the light of our Innovators Daytime Showcase/Pitch Competition.  

  • Presenting sponsor of Pipeline’s Innovators Daytime Showcase

  • Logo feature on all printed, on-screen and digital material at event

  • Logo on TV screens at the Abbott Event entrance for the Daytime Showcase

  • Live shout out from the stage during the Daytime Showcase/Pitch Competition

  • Logo included on all Pipeline social media posts promoting the Daytime Showcase

  • Reserved seating for six (6) guests at the Innovator of the Year Daytime Showcase

  • VIP table placement for six (6) guests at the Innovators Gala on May 20th

  • Six (6) Passes to the Innovators Networking Reception on May 20th 

  • One (1) email blast to Pipeline Members and Network prior to the Daytime Showcase

  • One (1) “Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor” email blast to Pipeline Members and Network after the Gala 

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Presenting Sponsor Innovators Networking Reception — $10,000

Be the shining star as our networking reception sponsor where wall-to-wall networking with the Region’s — and Nation’s — most successful entrepreneurs, leaders and advisors takes place.  

  • Innovators Networking Reception sponsor 

  • Opportunity to provide customized cocktail napkins to be distributed at networking reception 

  • Logo on rotating TV screens at reception

  • VIP table placement for four (4) guests at the Innovators Gala on May 20th

  • Four (4) Passes to the Innovators Networking Reception on May 20th 

  • Reserved seating for four (4) guests at the Innovator of the Year Daytime Showcase

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Light up the Night Sponsor (Limited spots available) — $7,500

Enjoy the Innovators Gala with our other shining stars, our National judges, our National advisors, our Member Council and Board as our Light up the Night sponsor. 

  • Logo featured in evening program, on-screen and digital material 

  • Reserved seating for three (3) guests at the Innovator of the Year Daytime Showcase/Pitch Competition

  • Three (3) Passes to the Innovators Networking Reception on May 20th 

  • VIP table placement for three (3) guests with our National Judges, Advisors and Member Council at the Innovators Gala on May 20th

Keep the Night Going Sponsor — $5,000

Make sure the light keeps shining on your company even after the Gala ends as the official Pipeline after party sponsor will get to celebrate an evening full of laughter, inspiration and support. 

  • Sponsor of Pipeline’s official After Party 

  • Logo featured in evening program, After Party signage and digital material 

  • Three (3) Additional invitations to this hard-to-break-into “After Party”

  • Reserved seating for two (2) guests at the Innovator of the Year Daytime Showcase

  • Reserved seating for two (2) guests at the Innovators Gala on May 20th

  • Have your logo included in our email blast to Pipeline Members and Network after the Gala to thank our participating sponsors

Moonshot Sponsor — $5,000

As the official sponsor of the Innovator of the Year entertainment, your sponsorship will not only help keep the entertainment going, but it will also help entrepreneurs across the region continue to get the resources they need to help them build their companies.  

  • Innovator of the Year entertainment sponsor 

  • Opportunity to place promotional item in Pipeline VIP Swag Bags 

  • Reserved seating for two (2) guests at the Innovator of the Year Daytime Showcase

  • Two (2) Passes to the Innovators Networking Reception on May 20th 

  • Reserved seating for two (2) guests at the Innovators Gala on May 20th

  • Have your logo included in our email blast to Pipeline Members and Network after the Gala to thank our participating sponsors

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  • Pay it Forward Sponsor — $2,500

  • Our Pay It Forward Sponsors cover the cost for one Fellow to go through the Pipeline Pathfinder Program.   Your sponsorship dollars allow us to continue to offer our newest programming and resources to our Pathfinder Fellows for free.  

  • Our Pay it Forward Sponsors will all receive recognition on stage during the Innovators Gala for their commitment to paying it forward for our Pathfinder Fellows

  • “Pay It Forward” Sponsorship Table Signage at the Innovators Gala 

  • One table for ten (10) guests at the Innovators Gala on May 20th

  • Two (2) Passes to the Innovators Networking Reception on May 20th

  • Two (2) tickets to VIP After Party

  • Each guest gets a take-home Pipeline gift

  • Two (2) bottles of red wine and two (2) bottles of white wine on your table

  • Pay it Forward Sponsor — $2,500

  • Our Pay It Forward Sponsors cover the cost for one Fellow to go through the Pipeline Pathfinder Program.   Your sponsorship dollars allow us to continue to offer our newest programming and resources to our Pathfinder Fellows for free.  

  • Our Pay it Forward Sponsors will all receive recognition on stage during the Innovators Gala for their commitment to paying it forward for our Pathfinder Fellows

  • “Pay It Forward” Sponsorship Table Signage at the Innovators Gala 

  • One table for ten (10) guests at the Innovators Gala on May 20th

  • Two (2) Passes to the Innovators Networking Reception on May 20th

  • Two (2) tickets to VIP After Party

  • Each guest gets a take-home Pipeline gift

  • Two (2) bottles of red wine and two (2) bottles of white wine on your table