Sponsorship Opportunities

Click to view a calendar of sponsorship opportunities for 2014.

Learn more about Annual Sponsorship of the RBTC or Event Sponsorship Opportunities including:

 
  • Annual Sponsorship: Simply put, the RBTC could not operate and serve it's membership in it's current form without the support of our annual sponsors. Through their financial, volunteer, and other forms of support, these companies enable the RBTC to work towards our goals while keeping membership costs very low. 
  • Monthly Technology & Toast events: Technology & Toast is often referred to as "T&T" because it's dynamite networking and information exchange. T&T's are held monthly and typically alternate between Blacksburg and Roanoke locations to encourage regional participation. Each event includes a speaker or panel and valuable networking among business and technology leaders from the Roanoke - Blacksburg region. 
  • TechNite Awards Dinner: TechNite is an annual celebration of the Roanoke - Blacksburg region’s technology community. It’s an opportunity to network with more than 350 leaders in business and innovation. The evening is highlighted with an awards ceremony, where leaders will be recognized in five categories: Rising Star, Entrepreneur, Roanoke - Blacksburg Leadership, Innovation, and Educator. TechNite is held annually in May at The Hotel Roanoke.
  • Fall Membership Gala: The Membership Gala is our largest "speaker" event and a great networking opportunity for more than 250 attendees. Guests are greeted with a red carpet at this black tie optional event, held annually at the Inn at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. Every year, a thought leader in the world of business, technology, or innovation is invited to share their perspective with the RBTC membership and every year, the result is empowering.

Contact Derick Maggard to become a sponsor of the RBTC at (540) 443-9232. 


Annual Sponsorship Information

Simply put, the RBTC could not operate and serve its membership in its current form without the support of our annual sponsors. Through their financial, volunteer, and other forms of support, these companies enable the RBTC to work towards our goals while keeping membership costs very low. 


Titanium Annual Sponsorship

Contribution: $8,500 annually
Limited to 8 Titanium Sponsors

Currently 3 sponsorships available
 
  • Recognition at TechNite and Fall Gala (signage and mentioned at podium)
  • Recognition at monthly Tech & Toast events (signage and mentioned at podium)
  • Recognition on RBTC website with hyperlink to Sponsor’s website
  • Recognition and hyperlinked logo on all e-newsletters
  • Complimentary RBTC membership
  • Two complimentary tickets to monthly Tech & Toast events (non-transferable)
  • Opportunity to provide company premiums at one RBTC Technology & Toast
  • RBTC Board seat consideration
  • Preferred option to renew or upgrade sponsorship level next year
  • Benefits at TechNite
    • Signage in hall (prominence commensurate with sponsorship level)
    • Recognition at podium, on website, in banquet programs, and on your name badges
    • TechNite table sponsorship with 10 complimentary tickets
  • Fall Gala table sponsorship with 10 complimentary tickets
  • Logo circulating on homepage of website
  • Exclusive invitations to CEO Roundtables
  • Exclusive invitations to special sessions (i.e. roundtables with elected officials)
  • Opportunity to host peer to peer and CEO forums
  • First opportunity to host community events
  • Featured jobs in e-newsletters
  • Featured investor in e-newsletters
  • Upgraded sponsor directory listing
To view the full list of Titanium Sponsorship benefits, please click here.

Platinum Annual Sponsorship

Contribution: $6,500 annually
Limited to 15 Platinium Sponsors
Currently 4 sponsorships available
 
  • Recognition at TechNite and Fall Gala (signage and mentioned at podium)
  • Recognition at monthly Tech & Toast events (signage and mentioned at podium)
  • Recognition on RBTC website with hyperlink to Sponsor’s website
  • Recognition and hyperlinked logo on all e-newsletters
  • Complimentary RBTC membership
  • Two complimentary tickets to monthly Tech & Toast events (non-transferrable)
  • Preferred option to renew or upgrade sponsorship level next year
  • Benefits at TechNite
    • Signage in hall (prominence commensurate with sponsorship level)
    • Recognition at podium, on website, in banquet programs, and on your name badges
    • TechNite table sponsorship with 10 complimentary tickets
  • Six complimentary tickets to Fall Gala
  • Logo circulating on homepage of website
  • Exclusive invitations to CEO Roundtables
  • Exclusive invitations to special sessions (i.e. roundtables with elected officials)
  • Upgraded sponsor directory listing
To view the full list of Platinum Sponsorship benefits, please click here.


Gold Annual Sponsorship

Contribution: $4,000 annually
Limited to 20 Gold Sponsors
Currently 0 sponsorships available
 
  • Recognition at TechNite and Fall Gala (signage and mentioned at podium)
  • Recognition at monthly Tech & Toast events (via signage)
  • Recognition on RBTC website with hyperlink to Sponsor’s website
  • Recognition and hyperlinked logo on all e-newsletters
  • Complimentary RBTC membership
  • Preferred option to renew or upgrade sponsorship level next year
  • Benefits at TechNite
    • Signage in hall (prominence commensurate with sponsorship level)
    • Recognition at podium, on website, in banquet programs, and on your name badges
    • Four complimentary TechNite tickets
  • Four complimentary Fall Gala tickets
  • Featured jobs in e-newsletter
  • Two complimentary tickets to monthly Tech & Toast events (non-transferrable)
  • Upgraded sponsor directory listing
To view the full list of Gold Sponsorship benefits, please click here.

Event Sponsorship Opportunities 

Technology & Toast Event Sponsorship

Technology & Toast is often referred to as "T&T" because it's dynamite networking and information exchange. T&T's are held monthly and typically alternate between Blacksburg and Roanoke locations to encourage regional participation. Each event includes a speaker or panel and valuable networking among business and technology leaders from the Roanoke - Blacksburg region. 
 
Contribution: $500/event   
  • Name recognition from podium at sponsored breakfast
  • Company rep visibility introducing speaker(s)
  • Name & Hyperlinked logo recognition on e-mail invitations to the event
  • Name recognition on RBTC Technology & Toast web page 
  • Opportunity to provide premium giveaways and/or corporate literature at sponsored RBTC Technology & Toast
  • Two (2) tickets to RBTC Technology & Toast included
 

TechNite Awards Dinner Sponsor Opportunities

TechNite is an annual celebration of the Roanoke - Blacksburg region’s technology community. It’s an opportunity to network with more than 350 leaders in business and innovation. The evening is highlighted with an awards ceremony, where leaders will be recognized in five categories: Rising Star, Entrepreneur, Regional Leadership, Innovation, and Educator. TechNite is held annually in May at The Hotel Roanoke. 
 
Event Host
Contribution: $5,000
  • Event signage in hall (prominence commensurate with sponsorship level)
  • Name recognition at podium during the banquet
  • Name recognition on all banquet event publicity material controlled by RBTC
  • Name recognition in nomination form, banquet invitation, banquet program, and web “event“ page
  • Reserved company table
  • Sponsorship signage at reserved table
  • Complimentary banquet tickets (8)
  • Name recognition as Banquet Sponsor on your company name badges
  • VIP option to purchase future sponsorship packages 
 
Award Sponsor
Contribution: $2,500
  • Event signage in hall (prominence commensurate with sponsorship level)
  • Name recognition in banquet invitation, in event program, and on web “event” page
  • Complimentary banquet tickets (2)
  • Preferred seating location at the banquet
  • Name recognition as Banquet Sponsor on your company name badges
  • VIP option to purchase future sponsorship packages
 
Networking Reception Sponsor
Contribution: $2,000
  • Event signage in hall (prominence commensurate with sponsorship level)
  • Name recognition at podium during the banquet
  • Name recognition in banquet invitation, banquet program, and web “event” page
  • Complimentary banquet tickets (2)
  • Special company visibility during reception via decoration
  • Name recognition as Banquet Sponsor on your company name badges
  • VIP option to purchase future sponsorship packages
 
After Party Sponsor
Contribution: $1,500
  • Event signage in hall (prominence commensurate with sponsorship level)
  • Name recognition at podium during the banquet
  • Name recognition in banquet invitation, banquet program, and web “event” page
  • Complimentary banquet tickets (2)
  • Name recognition as Banquet Sponsor on your company name badges
  • VIP option to purchase future sponsorship packages
 
Supporting Event Sponsor
Contribution: $1,500
  • Event signage in hall (prominence commensurate with sponsorship level)
  • Name recognition at podium during the banquet
  • Name recognition in banquet invitation, banquet program, and web “event” page
  • Complimentary banquet tickets (2)
  • Name recognition as Banquet Sponsor on your company name badges
  • VIP option to purchase future sponsorship packages
  
Table Gift Sponsor
Contribution: $1000+ cost of premium/gift
  • Event signage in hall (prominence commensurate with sponsorship level)
  • Name recognition at podium during the banquet
  • Name recognition in banquet invitation, banquet program, and web “event” page
  • Complimentary banquet tickets (2)
  • Table gift with sponsor logo (1 gift per table, or each guest – sponsor choice. RBTC will help with selection.
  • Name recognition as Banquet Sponsor on your company name badges
  • Option to purchase future sponsorship packages

RBTC Fall Membership Gala Sponsor Opportunities

The Membership Gala is our largest "speaker" event and a great networking opportunity for more than 250 attendees. Guests are greeted with a red carpet at this black tie optional event, held annually at the Inn at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. Every year, a thought leader in the world of business, technology, or innovation is invited to share their perspective with the RBTC membership and every year, the result is empowering. 
 
Event Host
Contribution: $5,000
  • Event signage in hall (prominence commensurate with sponsorship level)
  • Name recognition at podium during the banquet
  • Name recognition on all banquet event publicity material controlled by RBTC
  • Name recognition in nomination form, banquet invitation, banquet program, and web “event“ page
  • Reserved company table
  • Sponsorship signage at reserved table
  • Complimentary banquet tickets (8)
  • Name recognition as Banquet Sponsor on your company name badges
  • VIP option to purchase future sponsorship packages 
 
Networking Reception Sponsor
Contribution: $2,500
  • Event signage in hall (prominence commensurate with sponsorship level)
  • Name recognition at podium during the banquet
  • Name recognition in banquet invitation, banquet program, and web “event” page
  • Complimentary banquet tickets (4)
  • Special company visibility during reception via decoration
  • Name recognition as Banquet Sponsor on your company name badges
  • VIP option to purchase future sponsorship packages
 
Supporting Event Sponsor
Contribution: $1,500
  • Event signage in hall (prominence commensurate with sponsorship level)
  • Name recognition in banquet invitation, in event program, and on web “event” page
  • Complimentary banquet tickets (2)
  • Preferred seating location at the banquet
  • Name recognition as Banquet Sponsor on your company name badges
  • VIP option to purchase future sponsorship packages
 
Table Gift Sponsor
Contribution: $1000+ cost of premium/gift
  • Event signage in hall (prominence commensurate with sponsorship level)
  • Name recognition at podium during the banquet
  • Name recognition in banquet invitation, banquet program, and web “event” page
  • Complimentary banquet tickets (2)
  • Table gift with sponsor logo (1 gift per table, or each guest – sponsor choice. RBTC will help with selection.)
  • Name recognition as Banquet Sponsor on your company name badges
  • VIP Option to purchase future sponsorship packages

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