The story of the 2017
Maker Faire Denver Sponsors

Our sponsors are what makes this event possible. It would be impossible for our tiny nonprofit to pay for the facilities, people, and expenses to put this together without these dedicated companies that invest in us each year.

The Make team started us off by hosting me at a producers meeting in January and supporting our efforts throughout. This year, the Denver Office of Economic Development provided us with the deposit for the Mart, enabling us to get started. Sparkfun Electronics then provided a much needed Spark! by sponsoring the Faire and bringing in their AVC and Combat Bots. Epilog Laser has been a sponsor for every one of our Faires since 2013 and they provided the funds to get us through a difficult month in early Spring. Kangaroo Self Storage joined us to store all the supplies, signs, and materials that we keep from Faire to Faire. Clear Blue Engineering is deeply enmeshed in the maker community and joined in as a sponsor and a provider of an exciting laser tag activity.

There was then a disconcerting lag in sponsorships and we began to get worried! But then Comcast joined us for the first time, sponsoring a project to bring in underserved youth to the Faire. Aleph Objects chimed in and we are happy to have their Lulzbot printers back; next was another returning favorite, UNC from Greeley. We were thrilled when Meow Wolf came to Denver and offered to sponsor a number of Denver artists to bring their talents to share. Trimble Inc and Great Scott Gadgets joined in with a desire to host our Friday evening opening maker mixer. And at the final hours, when we were ready to close down space inside the event, Solderworks contacted us and we formed a collaboration to develop several projects over the year together.

Each of these came at a time of great need, and helped us accomplish a goal to bring in new makers, pay needed costs, or provide a special piece of the event. We can’t thank you all enough. If you’d like to join this group of innovative companies that support the maker ecosystem, keep scrolling below for more information.

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SPONSOR MAKER FAIRE: Engage with the Maker Community

 

Maker Faire Denver showcases makers from across the Rocky Mountain states, and we can’t do it without our sponsors. That means we offer competitive and dynamic sponsorship programs that promote your business in a unique way.

 

In fact, we offer the largest opportunity in the Rocky Mountains to reach this engaged and talented audience of artists, builders, craftsmen, engineers, scientists and more.

 

By joining our sponsors roster, you’ll be one of the first to sponsor Rocky Mountain West’s inaugural Feature Maker Faire! By sponsoring Maker Faire Denver your company will gain exposure across the state and country through our partnerships, community and media impact.

 

We have sponsor opportunities for all sized budgets. Contact sponsors (at) coloradomakerhub.org for a sponsor packet. See below for more details.

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Be Part of Colorado’s FIRST Feature Maker Faire! October 14/15 2017

Colorado has hosted 7 Mini Maker Faires since 2013, which means we’ve connected more than 700 makers with 25,000 attendees. And this year is going to be even bigger!

 

We look forward to bringing larger scale exhibits to the Denver Merchandise Mart that are designed to inspire, engage, and awe participants. 

 

You will get the attention of the tens of thousands who see our promotions and thousands of attendees from 23 states.

 

We have sponsor opportunities for all sized budgets. Sponsor benefits range across:

  • Prominent sponsor booths at the Maker Faire
  • Website including:
    • Home page logo on the Maker Faire website
    • Leading sponsor profile on the blog
    • Logo plus link listing on sponsor page for the Maker Faire and CoMakerhub.org websites.
  • Social Media – ongoing interaction, cross promotion and thanks through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram
  • Ad in Maker Faire program
  • Guest tickets for the event
  • Engagement –We encourage our sponsors to engage with our community through action: being part of building a project, volunteering, or presenting. We will design this around your company’s preferred audience and goals.
  • Inclusion in press releases and newsletter announcements
  • Your name on a particular area, for example the “YourCompany Inventor’s Showcase”
  • Logo on print materials: Event Signage, Posters, Postcards that are distributed across the Front Range and through collaborating partners 
  • Thanks in monthly newsletter to community
  • Membership in Colorado Maker Hub

 

 

 

Interested in Going One Step Further?

 

Your sponsorship not only makes Maker Faire Denver possible, it can also support our parent nonprofit, the Colorado Maker Hub. This maker alliance represents, showcases and strengthens the businesses, creators and educators building the innovation economy.

 

Our impact leverages the maker movement for business creation, workforce training, creative expression, and hands-on STEAM education.  Makers are creators in technology, the arts and sciences, and traditional crafting or DIY fields. The movement is called the third industrial revolution because the surge in powerful new tools for makers is fueling a democratization of invention and production.

 

Sponsoring the Colorado Maker Hub and engaging with this rapidly growing community presents a unique opportunity to reach tens of thousands of makers while supporting and inspiring  a community of:

  • youth and adult creators
  • entrepreneurs,
  • inventors,
  • innovators tech tinkerers,
  • educators,
  • artists, scientists and more!

 

Join us all year long as a member or sponsor. Contact elise (at) coloradomakerhub.org.