Sponsorship and Contribution Opportunities

“One of the reasons I’m such a big supporter of the Governor’s Cup competition is it gets young people excited about being entrepreneurs and helps them realize that they can do this … it is a very good investment in young people in Arkansas, and in the state of Arkansas in general, and in Arkansas’s future.”                                                                                                                                                                                     James Smith, founder, James + James; Springdale     Team member, 2009 Governor’s Cup Undergraduate Division Winner, “Creatively Mine”


Thank you for considering a contribution or being a sponsor for the 2016 Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup, which has impacted 2,200 college and university students over the past 16 years. Here’s why:

Contributions and sponsorships for the Governor’s Cup ensure student teams from any college or university in Arkansas can compete without an entry fee. Funding also helps defray costs for semi-finalist and finalist team members who will travel to Little Rock March 31 and April 1, 2016, for Oral Presentations.

Sponsorships also make the April 19 Awards Luncheon an exciting and memorable Arkansas tradition celebrating our state’s rich entrepreneurial history. The luncheon proves that the resources and talent to succeed in business are right here at home and shows the competitors that their ideas and hard work are highly valued by hundreds from our state’s business and education communities.

2016 Governor’s Cup Contribution and Sponsorship Opportunities

Contributions of any amount for support of the Governor’s Cup are welcome anytime. Please click here to make your contribution, designating the “Governor’s Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition.”

Sponsorships opportunities for the 2016 competition and awards luncheon are:

Chairman** – $10,000

  • Naming and presentation rights at Awards Luncheon for either graduate or undergraduate divisions, with company logo reflected on screen
  • Invitation to meet with competitors before the luncheon
  • Verbal, banner, and on-screen recognition at Awards Luncheon
  • Company logo listed in the luncheon program
  • Table for 10 at the luncheon
  • Recognition in all Governor’s Cup print and electronic promotional media
  • Company logo with link to company website promoted on both dwrgovernorscup.org and dwrgc2016.startupcompete.co.

Presidential** – $5,000

  • Banner and on-screen recognition at awards luncheon
  • Company logo listed in the luncheon program
  • Table for 10 at the luncheon
  • Recognition in all Governor’s Cup print and electronic promotional media
  • Company logo with link to company website promoted on both dwrgovernorscup.org and dwrgc2016.startupcompete.co.

Vice Presidential** – $2,500

Table** – $1,500

  • Table for 10 at the luncheon
  • Company name listed in the luncheon program

**Please confirm by April 1, 2016, to meet deadlines for recognition in publications.

Individual Seating at Awards Luncheon – $150.00 per person

The Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, April 19, will be from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Wally Allen Ballroom, Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock. Tickets to the luncheon will not be issued. Please have your party check in at the door upon arrival at the Wally Allen Ballroom. The luncheon begins promptly at 11:30 a.m.


Payment:

Chairman Level only:  Please download the 2016 Sponsor Form. (Adobe Reader is required to open the form. Click here to install it on your computer at no cost.)

For Presidential ($5,000), Vice-Presidential ($2,500) and Table ($1,500) sponsorships; or for individual tickets, you can pay online, designating the amount of your sponsorship and designate the “Governor’s Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition.”  You may also download and complete the the 2016 Sponsor Form

Request an Invoice and/or a W-9 form:  Please contact Marie Bruno by email: mbruno@arcapital.com, or by phone: 501-374-9425. You may also request an invoice on the sponsorship form.

The Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup is managed by the Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization, qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the federal Internal Revenue Service Tax Code. Your donation is deductible to the extent provided by law. AEAF EIN: 71-0819945.

Thank you!


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