Become a SmartPrize Sponsor

Become a Sponsor


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: Corporations, banks, venture capitalists and up-and-comers will shine in the spotlight. 

With a sponsorship structure that showers attention on prize and conference backers, individuals, corporations, banks and other investors will consider SmartPrize and SmartSummit a coveted venue in which to share their message.


With a $20,000 investment, sponsors will hold the prize title or the conference title. SmartPrize creates an ideal opportunity for investment, corporate and small business sponsors to give back to the region in a show of support for inventors and entrepreneurs who are likely to either already be customers and collaborators, or potentially begin or expand that relationship in a commercial capacity.

  • The Prize is named after your organization
  • Featured in all media
  • An exclusive speaking opportunity at the event
  • Chair at the judges’ table
  • Television commercial featuring your leader’s invitation to compete
  • Introduce a Category Prize winner at the Award Banquet
  • A seat on the SmartPrize committee
  • 10 all-event passes to SmartPrize


Your name follows the Prize, “Brought to you by ____.”

  • Included on all event signage
  • Chair at the judges’ table
  • Your leader featured in radio commercials inviting competitors to the event
  • Introduce a Category Prize winner at the Award Banquet
  • A seat on the SmartPrize committee
  • 6 all-event passes to SmartPrize


Sponsors at the Catalyst level give SmartPrize the impetus needed to get off the ground running.

  • Your company’s name in the event program, all paid advertising, advance PR
  • Inclusion on website and signage at the Award Banquet, Keynote Lunch or Event Registration
  • Introduce a Category Prize winner at the Awards Banquet
  • A seat on the SmartPrize committee
  • 4 all-event passes to SmartPrize


Where will you get the most exposure? Position your company’s signage at a networking breakfast, conference lunch, networking reception,  general session or along the SmartWalk.

  • Included in the event program, all paid advertising, select advance PR, and website
  • Signage at Networking event, meal or reception
  • Opportunity to introduce featured speaker
  • A seat on the SmartPrize committee
  • 2 all-event passes to SmartPrize


  •  Your name as the title sponsor for SmartPrize Jr. children’s competition at the U.P. Children’s Museum
  • Name will appear on SmartPrize social media, SmartPrize Jr. event page, website, calendar and other locations as determined
  • Listed as the title sponsor in all radio marketing & TV interviews


  • Signage at networking, workshop or speaking session, opportunity to introduce the event
  • Listed on website and media


Show your support for SmartPrize with a $500 donation to the event.

  • Your company or individual name will be listed on our sponsor page on our website
  • Receive mention in the event program and select PR


Become a Sponsor

Questions? Contact Nicole Young or Anna Dravland at 906.228.7749

MARQUETTE COUNTY Convention and Visitors Bureau 117 W. Washington Street Marquette, MI 49855