Engagement Opportunities

Engagement Opportunities

If you are interested in fostering, learning from or partnering with new and vetted startups in the unmanned systems and autonomous technologies space, take advantage of one or more of these opportunities.

Prize Benefactor

There are four (4) opportunities to be one of the most prestigious sponsors at AUVSI Novus Unmanned and receive top billing at this premier high-tech startup and investor event.

  • Contribute in cash toward the grand prize and be acknowledged through the:
    • Luncheon Keynote; OR
    • Closing fireside keynote (be one of two executive speakers)
    • Total investment: $37,500 ($25,000 of which will go toward grand prize)
OR
  • Contribute through services and/or products and be acknowledged through panel moderating opportunity
    • Total investment: $45,000 in value of products and services
  • Prize Benefactors also receive Tier 1 sponsorship benefits (details below)
   

Thought Leader Sponsorship – Opening Panel

Sponsored by:    

Moderate a panel of 3 to 4 top-tier high tech investors—investors who are among the most active in the unmanned and autonomous sector talking about what they see as trends and predictions for the next 12 months.

  • Investment: $15,000
  • Includes Tier 1 sponsorship benefits (details below)
  • Sponsor Limit: SOLD!
   

Thought Leadership Sponsorship – Policy Panel

It has become more important than ever for Washington and industry to come together for collaborative discussions and conversations to continue the advancement of this industry. Show your leadership and expertise in this area by securing a seat on this panel.

  • Investment: $10,000
  • Includes Tier 1 sponsorship benefits (details below)
  • Sponsor Limit: 3
   

Breaks + Networking Sponsor

Sponsored by:    IAI North America

Good food and strong coffee—our investors, startups and attendees will have you to thank for keeping them energized and fueled-up throughout the day—no one wants to make important business decisions on an empty tank! Your sponsorship will be acknowledged through branded service items and signage.

  • Cost: $10,000
  • Includes Tier 1 sponsorship benefits (details below) 
  • Sponsor Limit: Only Three (3) Opportunities Remaining
   

Startup Presentation Moderator

Sponsored by:              Genius NY

Help serve as a host for the main attraction of this event—the startup presentations. Up to fifteen of the hottest, most qualified startups in the unmanned systems and autonomous technologies industry will present to vie for a grand prize, investments and partnership deals—the stakes are high! Help keep things lively and moving along smoothly!

  • Investment: $7,500
  • Includes Tier 1 sponsorship benefits (details below) 
  • Sponsor Limit: Only ONE (1) Opportunities Remaining
   

General Sponsorship

A cost-effective way to show your support for this startup community by prominently displaying your brand at the event.

  • Investment: $5,000
  • Includes Tier 2 sponsorship benefits (details below) 
  • Includes two (2) registration passes
  • Sponsor limit: pending availability
   

Tabletop

  • Investment: $2,500
  • Includes two (2) registration passes 
  • Sponsor limit: pending availability
   

Startup Demo Table

  • Investment: $1,200
  • Includes two (2) registration passes
  • Sponsor limit: pending availability
  • Criteria - a company is considered a startup if it meets at least two (2) of the following:
    • Has been founded in the past 3 years
    • Has revenue of less than $1 million
    • Has no institutional funding (only angel)
    • Is raising money at Novus Unmanned (is an applicant)
    • Is a technology provider
   

Tier 1 Sponsor benefits:

  • Tabletop exhibit
  • Minimum two (2) registration passes (ask your Business Strategist for exact quantity)
  • Premier branding and logo placement:
    • All digital promotion: website, email, digital brochures, etc.
    • Onsite signage
    • Any printed materials
  • Social media promotion

Tier 2 Sponsor benefits:

  • Branding and logo placement:
    • All digital promotion: website, email, digital brochures, etc.
    • Onsite signage
    • Any printed materials

To learn more about these opportunities, please contact us:

Mike Greeson
Companies #–L
Mike Greeson
Director, Business Development & Strategy
mgreeson@auvsi.org | +1 571-255-7787
Wes Morrison
Companies M–Z
Wes Morrison
Sr. Business Strategist
wmorrison@auvsi.org | +1 571-255-7763
Alex Mann
Alex Mann
Business Operations Manager
amann@auvsi.org | +1 571-482-3204