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Tech Innovation Forum Sponsorship Opportunities

Get prime visibility for your company among the up-and-coming startups and industry leaders in Southern California.

May 10 – 11, 2022 at the AV Irvine, 16500 Scientific, Irvine, CA 92618

 

Get premium visibility for your company at this year’s Tech Innovation Forum! We expect 500+ attendees this year!

In 2022, Tech Innovation Forum will be back as an in-person experience, with live streaming and content available on-demand. As part of the two-day conference, we will feature our LaunchPad companies and an additional 15+ presenting companies, opportunities for networking, 1-on-1 meetings with investors, thought-leaders and panel discussions on emerging trends in tech. Our attendees are the leaders in tech, driving innovation with a lasting impact across the county and the nation.

Tech Innovation Forum puts a spotlight on emerging industries such as AI, cybersecurity, data analytics, semiconductors, and the role that Orange County and Southern California play in these industries. In 2022, Tech Innovation Forum will focus on the next industrial revolution- the role that Southern California is playing in both climate tech and space. Tech Innovation Forum will also feature topics related to the investment landscape for emerging and growth companies.

All Sponsorship Packages Include:

As a sponsor of Octane’s Tech Innovation Forum 2022, your company will receive the following in addition to the benefits of each package.

  • Sponsor logo on our event website, digital platform, and on printed material at conference
  • Sponsor logo, links & and the ability to upload sponsor information and videos highlighted in “Sponsor” section of the digital platform
  • Banner ad featured during breaks at the conference on screen displays and on the digital platform
  • The opportunity to contribute to the conference bag – provided by sponsor
  • Ability to access content post-conference for all attendees
  • Post-conference synopsis report

Presenting Sponsorship – SOLD

$50,000

Position your company as a leader in the Orange County tech ecosystem at Octane’s Tech Innovation Forum. The Forum brings together startups, entrepreneurs, universities, strategic advisors and investors. As the 2022 Tech Innovation Forum Presenting Sponsor, you will have the highest brand visibility level on-site and on all promotional marketing materials.

Speaking Opportunities

  • Exclusive keynote session

  • Brunch with Experts (Two x 45 minute sessions with ~9 guests)

Marketing + Brand Visibility + Exposure

  • High visibility on-site branding at conference entrance

  • Custom messaging featured during breaks on displays throughout the conference venue and on the digital platform

  • Dedicated email annoucement of exclusive keynote session

  • Sponsor logo on all email campaigns

  • Sponsor logo on the Signature Event website homepage

  • Sponsor logo on screen prior to keynote speaking session

  • Opportunity to include promotional material in conference bag (provided by sponsor)

  • Cocktail Reception sponsor branding on-site

  • 6’ Showcase Exhibitor table on-site
  • 2 dedicated push notifications on the digital platform to encourage attendees to a website, attend a session or click on a link

Video

  • Two 30-second promotions played to the entire audience (provided by sponsor)

Social Media

  • Dedicated social media post of premiere sponsor across Octane’s platforms (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

  • Dedicated social media post of exclusive keynote session

  • Custom social media post created for sponsor posting

Employee + Client Engagement

  • 30 In-Person Conference Tickets + 30 Virtual Conference Tickets

  • A list of attendees and companies participating before the meeting (Name, Title + Company)

Exclusive Opportunity.

Premier Sponsorship

$35,000

As a Premier Sponsor of the Tech Innovation Forum, gain exposure at the conference through recognition as one of the top sponsors and trailblazers in the tech industry. Sponsor will be listed as a leading sponsor at the conference where emerging tech startups begin their path toward making an impact.

Speaking Opportunities

  • Speaking role on a panel

  • Brunch with Experts Session (Two x 45 minute sessions with ~9 guests)

Marketing + Brand Visibility + Exposure

  • Sponsor logo on screen prior to a panel session

  • Recognition on the Signature Event website homepage

  • Opportunity to include promotional material in conference bag (provided by sponsor)

  • Cocktail Reception sponsor branding on-site
  • 6’ Showcase Exhibitor Table on-site
  • 1 dedicated push notification on the digital platform to encourage attendees to a website, attend a session or click on a link

Video

  • A 30-second promotion played to the entire audience (provided by sponsor)

Social Media

  • Custom social media post created for sponsor posting

Employee + Client Engagement

  • 25 In-Person Conference Tickets + 25 Virtual Conference Tickets

  • A list of attendees and companies participating provided prior to the event (Name, Title, & Company)

Speaking Role Opportunities

LaunchPad SBDC Sponsor

$20,000

LaunchPad SBDC, Octane’s award-winning and nationally recognized accelerator, will select its top tech companies (6-8) to pitch to investor judges and attendees at the conference. At Tech Innovation Forum, this sponsor will emcee the LaunchPad presentations. This opportunity includes exclusive introductions to the finalist companies at the conference.

Speaking Opportunities

  • Speaking opportunity to  highlight sponsor prior to the LaunchPad presentations (Up to 5 minutes)

  • Emcee the introduction of LaunchPad company presentations and facilitate judges Q&A after each presentation

Marketing + Brand Visibility + Exposure

  • Sponsor logo on screen during sponsor introduction 

  • Sponsor logo on LaunchPad email announcement

  • 6’ Showcase Exhibitor Table on-site

  • 1 dedicated push notification on the digital platform to encourage attendees to a website, attend a session or click on a link

Video

  • A 30-second promotion played to the entire audience (provided by sponsor)

Social Media

  • Custom social media post created for sponsor posting

Employee + Client Engagement

  • 15 In-Person Conference Tickets + 15 Virtual Conference Tickets

  • A list of attendees and companies participating provided prior to the event (Name, Title, & Company)

Exclusive opportunity.

 

Panel Sponsor

$12,500

As a panel sponsor, your company will receive branding & recognition around one of the must-attend sessions that best aligns with your area of expertise.  Your company and panelist will be represented as the subject matter expert during the session.

Speaking Opportunities

  • Speaking role on a panel session

Marketing + Brand Visibility + Exposure

  • Sponsor logo on screen prior to panel session
  • 6’ Showcase Exhibitor Table on-site

  • 1 dedicated push notification on the digital platform to encourage attendees to a website, attend a session or click on a link

    Social Media

    • Custom social media post created for sponsor posting

    Employee + Client Engagement

    • 12 In-Person Conference Tickets + 12 Virtual Conference Tickets

    • A list of attendees and companies participating provided prior to the event (Name, Title, & Company)

    Startup Showcase Sponsor

    $10,000

    As an Startup Showcase sponsor, your company will receive branding & recognition around one of the sessions that best aligns with your area of expertise.  Your company will provide the opening remarks for the session and then introduce each of the presenting companies.

    This sponsorship also includes the opportunity to conduct 1:1 meetings in a private VIP area with the executives of each presenting company.

    Speaking Opportunities

    • Speaking role highlighting sponsor prior to the Startup Showcase presentations

    • Emcee the introduction of the sessions Startup Showcase companies

    • Attend and introduce your company and services to all presenting companies at the Octane Capital & Growth Breakfast

    Marketing + Brand Visibility + Exposure

    • Sponsor logo on screen prior to Startup Showcase Session

    • 1 dedicated push notification on the digital platform to encourage attendees to a website, attend a session or click on a link

      Social Media

      • Social media post of your sessions presenting companies prior to the event

      • Custom social media post created for sponsor posting

      Employee + Client Engagement

      • 10 In-Person Conference Tickets + 10 Virtual Conference Tickets

      • A list of attendees and companies participating provided prior to the event (Name, Title, & Company)

      3 opportunities available. 

       

      Community Sponsorships

      Conference Digital Platform – SOLD

      $12,500

      As the Conference Digital Platform (Event App) sponsor at Tech Innovation Forum, your logo will be featured on the highly used attendee interface system for accessing agenda information, attendee connections, and ongoing conference updates.

      This Sponsorship includes:

      • Premier sponsor logo visibility on the Conference Digital Platform

      • Sponsor defined password

      • Sponsor logo featured on all conference attendee badges

      • Sponsor logo on informational outreach regarding conference digital platform

      • Custom social media post created for sponsor posting

      • 2 dedicated push notifications on the digital platform to encourage attendees to a website, attend a session or click on a link

      • 12 In-Person Conference Tickets + 12 Virtual Conference Tickets

      Exclusive opportunity.

      WiFi Sponsor

      $12,500

      As the WiFi sponsor at Tech Innovation Forum, your company name could be the answer to the most frequent question we receive: What is the WiFi Password? You will increase your company’s awareness to all attendees at the conference.

      This Sponsorship includes:

      • Sponsor defined WiFi password

      • Sponsor logo on signage for WiFI on site

      • WiFi password featured on all conference attendee badges

      • Custom social media post created for sponsor posting

      • 1 dedicated push notification on the digital platform to encourage attendees to a website, attend a session or click on a link

      • 12 In-Person Conference Tickets + 12 Virtual Conference Tickets

      Exclusive Opportunity.

       

      Conference Breakfast Sponsor

      $12,500

      As the Conference Breakfast sponsor at Tech Innovation Forum, your sponsor logo will be highlighted when people are fresh eyed and ready to network at the beginning of the day.

      This Sponsorship includes:

      • Sponsor logo on signage in breakfast area as host of the breakfast

      • Custom social media post created for sponsor posting

      • 1 dedicated push notification on the digital platform to highlight sponsor during breakfast

      • 12 In-Person Conference Tickets + 12 Virtual Conference Tickets

      2 opportunities available

      Connecting Sponsorships

      Private Dinner

      $10,000

      Private dinner sponsors have the opportunity to exclusively host 10-12 conference VIPs in an intimate setting at a premier restaurant in the Orange County area. Sponsors will engage and network with guests in a private space with a customized experience.

      This Sponsorship includes:

      • Recommendations & a reservation at a premiere location near the conference venue

      • Facilitation of invitations to VIPs at Tech Innovation Forum to sponsor dinner

      • A 30-second promotion played at the conference to the entire audience (provided by sponsor)

      • Custom social media post created for sponsor posting

      • 1 dedicated push notification on the digital platform to encourage attendees to a website, attend a session or click on a link

      • 10 In-Person Conference Tickets + 10 Virtual Conference Tickets

      2 opportunities available.

      VIP Investor Lounge

      $10,000

      Exclusive access to the VIP Investor Lounge for scheduling 1:1 meetings with your choice of Investor Showcase presenting companies and LaunchPad company executives.  The VIP Lounge includes a restricted area, roped off area, signage with your logo, and snacks and beverages for attendees.

      This Sponsorship includes:

      • VIP Investor Lounge access for all 1:1 investor meetings

      • Sponsor logo on VIP Investor Lounge signage

      • Custom social media post created for sponsor posting

      • 1 dedicated push notification on the digital platform to encourage attendees to a website, attend a session or click on a link

      • 10 In-Person Conference Tickets + 10 Virtual Conference Tickets

      Exclusive Opportunity.

       

      Contributing Sponsorships

      Digital Marketing Outreach & Branding Sponsorship

      $7,500

      As the digital marketing outreach and branding sponsor, your company will have exclusive access to Octane’s audience through digital retargeting.  This sponsor will increase their brand awareness, outreach and visibility to the Tech Innovation Forum audience and allows you to target the Tech Innovation Forum audience in a consistent and highly valuable format.  Sponsored Retargeting allows your digital ads to follow Octane Tech Innovation Forum website visitors wherever they go online – giving you trackable, digital exposure and expanded reach to show attendees, non-attendees, members, and prospects alike.

      This Sponsorship includes:

      • 100,000 views of your advertisement to the Tech Innovation Forum audience (approximate 3-month duration)

      • The sponsorship of two Tech Innovation Forum emails with branding (i.e. This email is brought to you by company name)

      • 7 In-Person Conference Tickets + 7 Virtual Conference Tickets

      Exclusive opportunity. 

      Refreshment & Snack Break Sponsor

      $7,500

      As the snack & refreshment break sponsor, your company will receive recognition as the snack break sponsor at one of the selected snack breaks at Tech Innovation Forum. Your company will also have branded coffee cups – allowing your logo to be seen throughout the event.

      This Sponsorship includes:

      • Sponsor logo on signage in break area as host

      • 1 dedicated push notification on the digital platform to highlight sponsor during break

      • 8 In-Person Conference Tickets + 8 Virtual Conference Tickets

      4 opportunities available

      Showcase Sponsor

      $7,500

      Display and present your company and be part of our tabletop showcase exhibitors. As a showcase exhibitor, you will have the opportunity to set up and meet with prospective customers at your table.

      This Sponsorship includes:

      • 6’ Showcase Exhibitor Table on-site

      • 8 In-Person Conference Tickets + 8 Virtual Conference Tickets

      6 opportunities available

       

      Brunch with Experts

      $5,000

      Host a Brunch with Experts Session for a small group of Tech Innovation Forum attendees.  Attendees will be able to sign-up for the opportunity to attend your expert session. Octane will market your session to all Tech Innovation Forum attendees prior to your session. Brunch with Experts will include 15-20 experts and will be hosted in its own area in a private area.

      This Sponsorship includes:

      • Topic Selection for two 45-minute Expert Sessions (8-9 attendees per session)

      • Visibility on the Tech Innovation Forum website featuring the expert speaker bio and headshot

      • Marketing of your session to Octane’s Tech Innovation Forum attendees

      • 5 In-Person Conference Tickets + 5 Virtual Conference Tickets

      5 opportunities available 

      Symposium Session Sponsor

      $5,000

      The Symposium sponsor is an opportunity to reach the entire Tech Innovation Forum audience. Sponsor will have an opportunity to provide a 3-5-minute video will feature a topic of your company’s choice. The video will provide educational content in advance, and it will play during the conference within the main agenda, visible to both in-person and virtual attendees.  After the conference, it will be accessible to all attendees through our digital platform, further increasing your company’s branding and visibility.

      This Sponsorship includes:

      • Sponsor will have the opportunity to provide a 3-5 minute video that will feature a topic of your company’s choice.

      • 5 In-Person Conference Tickets + 5 Virtual Conference Tickets

      4 opportunities available

      Branded Mobile Device Charging Station

      $5,000

      Have your company’s logo in one of the most coveted conference areas- the mobile charging station!  Conference attendees will be able to charge their phones for extra power throughout the conference. 

      This Sponsorship includes:

      • Branded mobile charging station
      • 4 In-Person Conference Tickets + 4 Virtual Conference Tickets

      2 opportunities available

       

      Live Display Sponsor

      $4,000

      As the Live Display sponsor, your company name will be prominently featured on all of the screens at the conference and during breaks. This sponsorship will be seen on-site and digitally through our digital platform on the bottom of the screen ticker. You will also receive two additional banner ads to include on the screens throughout the conference and during breaks.

      This Sponsorship includes:

      • Two additional banner ads to include on the Live Display throughout the conference and during breaks

      • Your company name featured on the bottom of the screen ticker throughout the conference

      • 1 dedicated push notification on the digital platform to encourage attendees to a website, attend a session or click on a link

      • 4 In-Person Conference Tickets + 4 Virtual Conference Tickets

      Exclusive opportunity 

      Supporting Sponsor

      $3,000

      Your company will be seen as a supporter of Tech Innovation Forum.

      This Sponsorship includes:

      • 3 In-Person Conference Tickets + 3 Virtual Conference Tickets

      Add-Ons

      Digital Ad Sponsorships

      100,000 impressions

      $5,000

      Provide retargeting ads specific for your company and directed towards Tech Innovation Forum website visitors. This sponsorship will last ~3 months and get approximately 100,000 impressions.

      Digital Ad Sponsorships

      50,000 impressions

      $3,000

      Provide retargeting ads specific for your company and directed towards Tech Innovation Forum website visitors. This sponsorship will last ~3 months and get approximately 50,000 impressions.

      Digital Ad Sponsorships

      25,000 impressions

      $2,000

      Provide retargeting ads specific for your company and directed towards Tech Innovation Forum website visitors. This sponsorship will last ~3 months and get approximately 25,000 impressions.

      Conference Bag Insert

      $1,500

      Opportunity to provide collateral and/or promotional item that will be distributed to all attendees at the beginning of the event in the conference bag. If you choose to attend the conference, you are eligible for discounted admission.

      This Sponsorship includes:

      • Opportunity to insert sponsor provided collateral that is given to each attendee at check-in