Support Local Entrepreneurs
In addition to the many opportunities to support the Saint Louis Innovation Camp, we also offer an opportunity to flex you philanthropist muscle by supporting one or more local entrepreneurs.
At the center of the Saint Louis Innovation Camp is a very unique competition that generates community support for local entrepreneurs. The Innovator’s Cup is the only entrepreneur competition of the community, for the community, & by the community.
Of the Community: The Innovator’s Cup will be awarded to resident’s of the Saint Louis area with innovative ideas for new technology based products or services.
By the Community: The Innovator’s Cup will be awarded to the entrepreneur whose business plan is deemed the most innovative and most likely to succeed by other area entrepreneurs and business leaders. All 400+ attendees of the Saint Louis Innovation Camp will be the judging body voting on their favorite business plan.
For the Community: The goal of the Innovator’s Cup is to promote economic growth and recovery in the Saint Louis Technology Community through the support of local entrepreneurs.
We need your support to make this event a success!
The Innovator’s Cup is also unique in that it does not focus on the all consuming goal of financing a start up. It focuses on the true need of every entrepreneur. The Innovator’s Cup provides ongoing support from local businesses in the form of donated products or services. This ongoing support will help the entrepreneur get a better product to market faster. When the product is commercially available, this support will aid the entrepreneur in gaining market traction and acquiring customers.
Thus far a number of local businesses have come forward and donated a variety of valuable products and services include: Website hosting, Accounting Services, Marketing Advice, Technical Consulting, Retired computer or office equipment, and other overstock Inventory
Demonstrate your organization’s dedication to the economic well being of the Saint Louis area. Further demonstrate you interest in the Saint Louis entrepreneurial community.
All donations are made to the host of the STL Innovation Camp, MATA Tech (Missouri Association for Technology Advancement), a Missouri Based Non-Profit Organization. All contribution to MATA Tech & the STL Innovation Camp will be tax deductible donations.
Further, to offset the cost of sponsorship, a portion of the market value of donations made to MATA Tech & the Innovator’s Cup prior to February 1st, 2010 will be dedicated from the cost of sponsorship. (not to exceed 10% of the total sponsorship amount).
For additional information or to make donations to MATA Tech & the Innovator’s Cup, contact the Innovation Camp Sponsorship Team, firstname.lastname@example.org