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Premier Event Sponsorship

Longmont EDP hosts mission-driven events throughout the year, providing informational, action-oriented opportunities for engagement, exposure, and networking. Annual event sponsorship opportunities include:

Advance Longmont Economic Summit

The Advance Longmont Economic Summit annually brings together business and community leaders, City leadership, and industry experts for a half day of informative and engaging presentations providing insight into our national, regional, and local economies. The Summit also includes the annual Economic Development Impact Awards presentation during lunch. 

Attendance: ~200 guests

Sponsorship Opportunities
Silver ($1,000)
  • Sponsor recognition (no logo) on all promotional e-mails and printed materials
  • Logo recognition during event presentation
  • Social media recognition
  • Attendee contact list
  • Two complimentary event tickets
Gold ($2,000)
  • Logo recognition on promotional e-mails and printed materials
  • Verbal recognition from podium during event
  • Social media recognition
  • Attendee contact list
  • Participation in a pre-recorded sponsor video package
  • Four complimentary event tickets
PlatInum ($4,000; One available)
  • Event billed as “Presented in Partnership with [Your Company]
  • Logo recognition on promotional emails and printed materials
  • Logo recognition on Longmont EDP events page with website link
  • Verbal recognition from podium during event
  • Opportunity to speak at event
  • Featured on pre-recorded sponsor video
  • Social media spotlight
  • Attendee contact list
  • Complimentary table for eight at the event

All Investor Board Meetings

On a quarterly basis (January, April, July, October), Longmont EDP opens its Board of Directors meeting up to all Longmont EDP investors and partners. At these meetings, Longmont EDP staff presents their Quarterly Impact Report, and Advance Longmont Partner organizations are provided opportunity to update Longmont EDP investors regarding the activities and impacts of their organizations. 

Attendance: ~30-40.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Host ($500)
  • Meeting billed as “Hosted by [Your Organization]”
  • Opportunity to welcome Board and guests during meeting
  • Social media recognition

Longmont EDP is an Enterprise Zone (EZ) Contribution Project. EZ Contribution Projects encourage community participation and public-private partnerships to help revitalize economically distressed areas. EZ Contribution Projects help implement the economic development plan of a specific area, resulting in business creation, attraction, retention, and expansion. Longmont EDP investors and sponsors earn a Colorado income tax credit equal to 25% of your total contribution (e.g. $4,000 sponsorship = $1,000 tax credit).

Ask about opportunities to host/sponsor ad hoc community events and workshops at The Advance Longmont Center.

Longmont Startup Week

Longmont Startup Week is a collaborative annual gathering for entrepreneurs, investors, and talent that invigorates and nurtures Longmont’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. It offers a unique opportunity to learn new skills, gain new knowledge, and cultivate new relationships to launch, expand, and grow companies.

Longmont Startup Week is led by community team of entrepreneurs and ecosystem builders who are dedicated to supporting a more vibrant and inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Longmont Startup Week 2019 Highlights:

  • Longmont is the only bilingual startup week in the nation! We offer live interpretation between English and Spanish at every session during the week.
  • 70+ free sessions, workshops, events, and community happy hours
  • 1,500 total attendees throughout the week
  • 12 venues concentrated in Longmont’s historic Downtown
  • 100,000+ social media impressions
  • 650+ tacos purchase at our opening kick-off event
Sponsorship Opportunities
Presenting ($10,000; One Available)
  • 1st logo placement on all official Longmont Startup Week materials
  • Prominent placement on the Longmont Startup Week website
  • Company logo placed under the Longmont Startup Week logo on all media and social media designating that Longmont Startup Week is “Presented by [YOUR COMPANY]”
  • Emcee recognition at the beginning of opening and closing events for the week
  • Company logo in 1st position on physical marketing assets like signage and banners
Track Title ($5,000; 7 Available)
  • “[TRACK TITLE] is presented by [YOUR COMPANY]” on Longmont Startup Week website
  • Identified as the sponsor on each event in the track in the Longmont Startup Week schedule
  • Company logo in 2nd position on the Longmont Startup Week website
  • Company logo in 2nd position on physical marketing assets like signage and banners
  • Company individually recognized on social media
  • Company recognized in e-mail marketing that discusses the sponsored track (regular preview emails are sent out beginning 60 days out)
Headline Event ($2,500; 3+ Available)
  • Company representative invited to share up to 5 minutes about their company at beginning of headline event
  • Company logo recognized with specific event on Longmont Startup Week schedule
  • Company logo in 3rd position on Longmont Startup Week website
  • Company logo in 3rd position on physical marketing assets like signage and banners
  • Company recognized on social media on posts that advertise the headline event
Partner ($1,000)
  • Company logo in 4th position on Longmont Startup Week website
  • Company logo in 4th position on physical marketing assets like signage and banners
  • Company recognized with other partner sponsors in a grouped social media post before the week begins.
Explore More Investment Opportunities

All Longmont EDP investors enjoy free access to business support resources for their organization and their clients. Resources include business relocation & expansion services, custom data & demographics reports and insights, discounted rates for all Longmont EDP events and Commercial Brokers of Longmont membership, discounted rates for One/West co-working space, opportunities to engage through Advance Longmont 2.0 and Innovate Longmont, inclusion on direct referral lists, and more!

Reach for the Peaks is a strategic funding campaign designed to deliver an expanded, highly professional and proactive, nationally competitive economic development program for Longmont. This program will enable Longmont EDP to identify strategic economic development initiatives and pursue them to reach for the peaks of Longmont’s economic potential.

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Rigid Bits

“Longmont has been my home off and on since I moved to Colorado more than 12 years ago. I fell in love with the community and in 2015 decided to make it my permanent home. Because of the strong ties with the community, there was no question when I founded Rigid Bits in 2017 that it is where we would set our roots down. As an added bonus, NextLight is the fastest internet service provider in the country, which is a great fit for us.

Rigid Bits provides cybersecurity services to businesses nationwide, providing valuable insight to prevent attacks and respond immediately to cybersecurity events. Since 2017, we have supported 70 businesses across 17 states and a variety of industries. We have experienced 300% year-over-year growth with no signs of slowing down. Our plans are to continue to expand Rigid Bits’ services to support businesses in all industries with their cybersecurity needs, changing the way we work as the industry and threats change. As our growth continues, we will bring on new employees and just last month moved into larger office space in Longmont in preparation for our future”.

– Jeff Oden, Founder