Sponsorship and Contribution Opportunities

Download the 2017 Sponsor Form

“If you’re thinking about being a sponsor or being involved in Governor’s Cup, it’s something you really should do. It’s really good publicity for the state. It can really help the startup community and economic growth of the state – whether that’s helping out with the startups or just putting money back into the state. It really can help grow our economy overall.”              Kevin Oden, Chief Operations Officer, cycleWood Solutions                                                           2011 First-Place Graduate Winner


Since 2001, the Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup has impacted 2,300 Arkansas college and university students.

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 30 and 31, 2017, for Oral Presentations.

Sponsorships also make the April 11 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.


The 2017 Governor’s Cup Awards Luncheon is Tuesday, April 11, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Wally Allen Ballroom, Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock. Sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 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 2017 Governor’s Cup Awards Luncheon; Tuesday, April 11
  • Recognition in all Governor’s Cup print and electronic promotional media
  • Company logo with link to company website promoted on both dwrgovernorscup.org and dwrgc2017.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 2017 Governor’s Cup Awards Luncheon; Tuesday, April 11
  • Recognition in all Governor’s Cup print and electronic promotional media
  • Company logo with link to company website promoted on both dwrgovernorscup.org and dwrgc2017.startupcompete.co.

Vice Presidential – $2,500

  • Banner recognition at Awards Luncheon
  • Company name listed in the luncheon program
  • Table for 10 at the 2017 Governor’s Cup Awards Luncheon; Tuesday, April 11
  • Company logo with link to company website promoted on both dwrgovernorscup.org and dwrgc2017.startupcompete.co.

Table – $1,500

  • Table for 10 at the 2017 Governor’s Cup Awards Luncheon; Tuesday, April 11
  • Company name listed in the luncheon program

Individual Ticket – 2017 Awards Luncheon – $150.00

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.


Payments:

Click here to download the 2017 Sponsor Form

Please complete the form and mail as instructed with your payment. Adobe Reader is required to open the form. Click here to install it on your computer.

To Request an Invoice and/or a W-9 form:  Please contact Marie Bruno by email: mbruno@arcapital.com, or by phone: 501-374-9427. You may also request an invoice on the sponsor 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.


“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
2009 First-Place Undergraduate Winner


Thank you!


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