Support Local Innovation: Become a Sponsor!

Why become a sponsor of the Buffalo Mini Maker Faire?  The Buffalo Mini Maker Faire has sparked and celebrated creativity, invention, and resourcefulness in our community since 2013!  It offers attendees a glimpse to what is possible!  It is a powerful community experience to offer Makers an opportunity to share their passion projects with an audience and get direct feedback.   For many Makers, there is no other venue available to share with others their ideas, inventions, and creativity.  The Buffalo Mini Maker Faire is a great way to connect with thousands of individuals who are inspired by local creativity and innovation. Sponsors have the opportunity to connect with our onsite and social networking audiences and bring these individuals back to their businesses.  It is through your generous support that we can expand and promote the Buffalo Mini Maker Faire, offer free tables to aspiring inventors, offer free hands-on workshops, attract excellent speakers, and keep our ticket prices affordable so that the entire WNY community can actively participate.  Without sponsors, none of this would be possible.

The Buffalo Mini Maker Faire draws a unique audience that is very relevant to high-tech corporations, financial institutions, software, engineering, design and architecture companies, arts and graphics organizations, universities, start-up companies and brands looking to connect with tomorrow’s themes and with leading makers and influencers. Position your company or organization as a leader and supporter of the Maker Movement and Buffalo’s makers to celebrate creativity, diversity, innovation, technology and invention. Share your message and reach the highly educated and motivated participants, social influencers and visitors, all coming to connect to Buffalo’s creative spirit. This is the perfect opportunity to put your name and your activities in front of a large and exciting audience of influencers; talented designers, engineers, inventors, innovators, students and makers of tomorrow.

Please contact BuffaloMakerFaire@gmail.com for more information on the ways you can be involved.

 

Quick Facts About the Last Year’s Faire:

•  Over 120 Maker exhibitors, speakers and workshops engaging and sharing with the more than 1,000 attendees!
•  8 live stage performances
•  TedX Buffalo sponsored 9 talks with local Makers
•  We collected 550 pounds of canned goods at the door for the Food Bank of WNY!

The 2019 Buffalo Mini Maker Faire is Targeting:

•  More than 200 exhibitors
•  2,000-3,000 attendees
•  Reaching more than 200,000 people through outreach efforts on our website, social media, and traditional media.

 

Buffalo Mini Maker Faire Sponsorship Levels

Platinum Level Presenting Sponsor: $5,000

  • Inclusion in all event branding as “Presented By:”
  • Speaking Opportunity at TedX Buffalo Stage
  • Featured mention in press release
  • Logo on event map
  • Ad in event program
  • Premium location for sponsor exhibition/booth 10’x 20′
  • Logo on event website
  • Company bio on sponsorship web page
  • Signage at event entrance
  • Logo on EventBrite electronic tickets
  • Logo on event posters and promo materials
  • Emcee mentions on PA system
  • Social Media and email blast mentions
  • Your banner inside main venue
  • 50 event tickets

 

Gold Level Event Sponsor: $2,500

  • Speaking Opportunity at TedX Buffalo Stage
  • Featured mention in press release
  • Logo on event map
  • Ad in event program
  • Premium location for sponsor exhibition/booth 10’x 10′
  • Logo on event website
  • Company bio on sponsorship web page
  • Signage at event entrance
  • Logo on event posters and promo materials
  • Emcee mentions on PA system
  • Social Media and email blast mentions
  • Large banner inside main venue
  • 30 event tickets

 

Silver Level Activity Sponsor: $1500

  • Speaking Opportunity at TedX Buffalo Stage
  • Logo on event map
  • Mention in press release
  • Premium location for sponsor exhibition/booth 10’x 10′
  • Logo on event website
  • Company bio on sponsorship web page
  • Signage at event entrance
  • Logo on event posters and promo materials
  • Emcee mentions on PA system
  • Social Media and email blast mentions
  • Small banner inside main venue
  • 20 event tickets

 

Bronze Level Contributing Sponsor: $500

  • Speaking Opportunity at TedX Buffalo Stage
  • Premium location for sponsor exhibition/booth 10’x 10′
  • Logo on event website
  • Company bio on sponsorship web page
  • Signage at event entrance
  • Emcee mentions on PA system
  • Social Media and email blast mentions
  • Small banner inside main venue
  • 10 event tickets

Friendship Sponsor:  $Any Amount

  • Name recognition on website
  • Emcee mentions on PA System
  • Social Media and email blast mentions
  • 4 Event Tickets

Please contact BuffaloMakerFaire@gmail.com for more information on the ways you can be involved.