Become a Sponsor

 

We have a number of sponsorship opportunities and would love to work with you to create a custom sponsorship that will meet your marketing goals and budget. Contact The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub via email at nlrmakerfaire@arhub.org or via phone at (501) 907-6570 for more information. We look forward to partnering with you!

 

The North Little Rock Maker Faire Sponsor Packet will be available for download soon.

 

Check out this video about why sponsors value being part of Maker Faire:

 

Why is this important?

Engineering professors report that students now enter college without the kind of hands-on expertise they once unfailingly possessed. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “we scour the country looking for young builders and inventors,” says Kim Vandiver, dean for undergraduate research. “They’re getting harder and harder to find.” MIT now offers classes and extracurricular activities devoted to taking things apart and putting them together, an effort to teach students the skills previous generations learned curbside on weekend afternoons.

 

Nolan Bushnell, the founder of Atari, said in a phone interview with Wired.com: “The more we can turn the nation into a nation of makers, they will be smarter, they’ll be better problem-solvers, and they’ll be more equipped for the problems of tomorrow.”

 

Arkansas is full of makers. How can you support them and the next generation of makers?

 

Sponsorship Levels

Master Maker – $25,000 – Event Sponsor

  • Maker Faire Website Listing: Logo (with URL) listed
    on both the Home & Sponsorship pages of the NLR Maker Faire website
  • Acknowledged with “Made possible by”
  • Company name on promotional posters distributed to target audience*
  • Logo on all event promotion e-mail communication, averaging bimonthly*
  • Mention in press releases, advertising, and marketing*
  • Mention on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram)
  • Significant branded on-site presence, up to a 20′ x 20′ space
  • 5 amps of power
  • Name and logo on banner*
  • Four 8′ tables
  • Eight chairs
  • Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Mention on our survey page going to all attendees, event partners, and vendors
  • Mention in post-event e-mail communications acknowledging sponsors

 

Craftsman – $10,000 – Sustaining Sponsor 

  • Maker Faire Website Listing: Logo (with URL) listed
    on both the Home & Sponsorship pages of the NLR Maker Faire website
  • Company name on promotional posters distributed to target audience*
  • Mention in press releases, advertising, and marketing*
  • Mention on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram)
  • Branded on-site presence, up to a 20′ x 10′ space
  • Materials available at the event
  • Three 8′ tables
  • Six chairs
  • 5 amps of power
  • Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Mention on our survey page going to all attendees, event partners, and vendors
  • Mention in post-event e-mail communications acknowledging sponsors

 

Apprentice – $5,000 – Presenting Sponsor 

  • Maker Faire Website Listing: Logo (with URL) listed
    on both the Home & Sponsorship pages of the NLR Maker Faire website
  • Company name on promotional posters distributed to target audience*
  • Mention in press releases, advertising, and marketing*
  • Mention on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram)
  • Mention in post-event e-mail communications acknowledging sponsors
  • Branded on-site presence, up to a 10′ x 10′ space
  • Materials available at the event
  • One 8′ table
  • Two chairs
  • Power available
  • Wi-Fi Internet access

 

Enthusiast – $2,500 – Contributing Sponsor 

  • Maker Faire Website Listing: Logo (with URL) listed
    on both the Home & Sponsorship pages of the NLR Maker Faire website
  • Company name on promotional posters distributed to target audience*
  • Mention in press releases, advertising, and marketing*
  • Mention on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram)
  • Branded on-site presence, up to a 10′ x 10′ space
  • Materials available at the event
  • One 8′ table
  • Two chairs

 

Sponsor – $1,250 – Basic Sponsor 

  • Maker Faire Website Listing: Logo (with URL) listed
    on both the Home & Sponsorship pages of the NLR Maker Faire website
  • Company name on promotional posters distributed to target audience*
  • Branded on-site presence, up to a 10′ x 10′ space
  • Materials available at the event
  • One 8′ table
  • Two chairs

* Subject to printing deadlines. Sponsor to provide logo in the required format.

 

For more information, please contact The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub at nlrmakerfaire@arhub.org.