Sponsors

2014 Sponsorship Opportunities

Westport Mini Maker Faire is the first and largest Maker Faire in Connecticut and biggest single-day event in downtown Westport. The 2013 festivities brought in 3,500 attendees and we anticipate 4,500+ for 2014. 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 Connecticut 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.

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Contact: sponsorship@westportmakerfaire.org
Heather Lawless 603.913.3332 | Mark Mathias  203.226.1791

List of 2013 Westport Mini Maker Faire Sponsors

Attendee Profiles

•  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

Sponsorship Levels

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Title Sponsor
$10,000
“Your Name Here presents Westport Mini Maker Faire.” Your brand is responsible for bringing this experience to thousands, and everyone will know it. All the 2014 festivities and the yearlong legacy is accredited to your brand, and your name or logo appears alongside Westport Mini Maker Faire on all 2014-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.

 

Named Tent Sponsor
$4,000
It’s the giant white tents on Jesup Green that draws in our 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.

 

Named Attraction Sponsor
$2,000
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, Squishy Circuit kid’s workshop, artist Balam Soto’s Body-sound Suit and author Alec Foege.

Also receive all Promotional and Supporting Sponsor benefits as well as your logo on T-shirts.

 

Promotional Sponsor
$1,000
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 tents or library.

Also receive all Promotional and Supporting Sponsor benefits as well as your logo on T-shirts.

 

Supporting Sponsor
$500
Plaster your name on select print and online materials for the 2014 Westport Mini Maker Faire. This includes event programs and handouts and westportmakerfaire.org. We’ll give you social media shout-outs and announce your support on the day of the event.

 

Entrepreneur Maker
$500
Entrepreneur Maker support entities you to exhibit or present at the Westport Mini Maker Faire event if your making generates income. You will be listed in the roster of makers on literature and westportmakerfaire.org, and will be allowed to sell products and services at the Mini Maker Faire.  You will be responsible for your own business license and transaction logistics (e.g. credit card processing).

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.