2016 Sponsorship Opportunities
Westport Mini Maker Faire is the first and largest Maker Faire in Connecticut and biggest single-day event in downtown Westport. The 2015 festivities brought in 6,000 attendees and we are anticipating over 10,000 attendees in 2016. Attendees come from all over Fairfield County, the tri-state area and beyond to spend the day in Westport and patronize local restaurants, shops and banks.
Westport Mini Maker Faire is produced by Remarkable STEAM, Inc., a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, in partnership with The Westport Library. Volunteers and the spirit of the community fuel the event. Sponsorship dollars help defray the cost of tents, generators, the stage, sound system, table rentals and signage. Sponsors receive not only recognition for supporting the event, but also association with a growing group of people interested in creativity, diversity, art, green technologies, sustainability, as well as science and engineering.
or call Mark Mathias 203.226.1791
• Families who enjoy activities they can do together
• Professionals involved in the community
• Parents looking for enrichment opportunities for kids
• Entrepreneurs searching for helpful services
• Children who engage in educational experiences
• Tourists making daytrips or overnight excursions
• Makers, inventors, hobbyists and educational leaders
Presenting Sponsor $15,000
“Westport Mini Maker Faire presented by Sponsor Name.”
Your brand is responsible for bringing this experience to thousands, and everyone will know it. All the 2016 festivities and the yearlong legacy is credited to your brand, and your name or logo appears alongside Westport Mini Maker Faire on all new 2016-specific publicity, printed material, online content and promotions. Tell all of Connecticut that you support the forefront of exploration and innovation in your community. Also receive all Promotional and Supporting Sponsor benefits as well as your logo on T-shirts.
Tent Sponsor $10,000
It’s the giant tents on Jesup Green that draws in the biggest crowds. This year we can brand a tent in your name. You will be given a large, prime location in your tent for show-stopping demonstrations or information about your company. With your logo or name on maps, programs and loudspeaker announcements, your brand is now a landmark. Also receive all Promotional and Supporting Sponsor benefits as well as your logo on T-shirts.
T-Shirt Sponsor $5,000
The Westport Mini Maker Faire T-shirts are a recognizable, signature component to the event. Designed new every year, the T-shirts are given to the 250+ event volunteers and 100 more are printed and sold at the Faire. The people who wear these T-shirts are active members of the community, leaders in Connecticut’s Maker Movement and influencers in their business and social circles. Communicate your brand to the T-shirt wearers, and to everyone who sees them at the Faire and beyond. Your logo will be a prominent feature on the front of these walking billboard T-shirts. Also receive all Promotional and Supporting Sponsor benefits.
Named Attraction Sponsor $4,000 (and up, depending upon attraction)
Attach your name to the crowd-pleasing attractions that make the Westport Mini Maker Faire legendary. We’ll promote your brand as we present the event’s major workshops, demonstrations, family activities and expert speakers. Last year’s memory making attractions included the Nerdy Derby car race, Caine’s Arcade cardboard carnival, the stage and more. Contracted spectacles are also available. Also receive all Promotional and Supporting Sponsor benefits as well as your logo on T-shirts.
Official Program Guide Sponsor $3,000
Attach your name to the Official Program Guide and mobile app that is made available to every attendee and downloadable online. Your name will appear prominently on the front of every Program Guide produced. Also receive all Promotional and Supporting Sponsor benefits as well as your logo on T-shirts.
Promotional Sponsor $2,000
Get a story dedicated to your company and its support of the event e-blasted to our entire Maker, participant and attendee mailing list and online following. Embedded in Westport Mini Maker Faire news, we’ll feature your brand along with one of your special events or promotions that would benefit our creative, tech savvy and family oriented audience. If you have a product to sell or captivating demonstration, join the other makers with a complementary table in the tent or library. Also receive all Supporting Sponsor benefits as well as your logo on T-shirts.
Supporting Sponsor $1,000
Plaster your name on select print and online materials for the 2016 Westport Mini Maker Faire. This includes event programs, handouts and westportmakerfaire.org. We’ll give you social media shout-outs and announce your support on the day of the event.
Note that in order for name and logo to appear on items, payment must be received with sufficient time to place orders for printed materials. Secure your sponsorship early.