First Flight sponsorships: include a variety of branding opportunities related to our startup community, highly utilized conference rooms, and educational and social events. Click HERE to down a PDF of First Flight Sponsorship opportunities.

 


 

$10,000 – 2 year minimum

  • Naming rights for the very popular currently named “Wege” Conference Room.
  • Naming rights of weekly Wednesday breakfast served all year that is beloved by resident companies. Breakfast brought to you by “Your company name”. Company collateral material displayed at breakfast location.
  • Company name, logo, description and contact information on FF website and digital signage in lobby
  • Automatic highest level sponsorship status on two annual community events (i.e. the fall Low Country Boil and the spring Annual Pig Pickin’)
  • Company profile shared directly with all First Flight resident members and co-working members quarterly
  • Company collateral materials distributed directly to resident and co-working companies
  • Company promoted through social media twice a month
  • Opportunity to greet the audience briefly at Itineraries, “lunch and learn” sessions on a bi monthly basis. These meetings bring together resident companies and outside entrepreneurs to learn about rotating topics relevant to start up journey to commercialization, specific company research, grant opportunities, etc..
  • Company profile featured in all 4 issues of the quarterly newsletter, “The Wright Stuff”. Distribution to over 3,000 contacts.
  • Ability to hold 4 meetings a year at First Flight in one of the conference rooms

 


 

$5,000 – 2 year minimum

  • Naming rights for the currently named “Draper” Conference Room.
  • Company name, logo, description, contact information on FF website and digital signage in lobby
  • Automatic sponsorship status on two annual community events (i.e. the fall Low
  • Country Boil and the spring Annual Pig Pickin’)
  • Company profile shared directly with all First Flight resident members and co-working members twice a year
  • Company promoted through social media twice a month
  • Opportunity to attend and distribute materials at Itineraries, “lunch and lean” sessions on bi monthly basis. These meetings bring together resident companies and outside entrepreneurs to learn about rotating topics relevant to start up journey to commercialization, specific company research, grant opportunities, etc.
  • Company profile featured in 2 issues of the quarterly newsletter, “The Wright Stuff”. Distribution to over 3,000 contacts.
  • Ability to hold 3 meetings a year at First Flight in one of the conference rooms

 


 

$2,500 – 1 year minimum

  • Naming rights for the weekly social gathering at First Flight on Thursdays
  • Company name, logo, description, contact information on FF website and digital signage in lobby
  • Automatic sponsorship status on two annual community events (i.e. the fall Low Country Boil and the spring Annual Pig Pickin’)
  • Company profile shared directly with all First Flight resident members and co-working members once a year
  • Company promoted through social media once a month
  • Opportunity to attend Itineraries, “lunch and lean” sessions on bi monthly basis. These meetings bring together resident companies and outside entrepreneurs to share an overview of the company’s research and products
  • Company profile featured 1 issue of the quarterly newsletter, “The Wright Stuff”. Distribution to over 3,000 contacts.
  • Ability to hold 2 meetings a year at First Flight in one of the conference rooms

 


 

Hangar6 Sponsorships: Hangar6, First Flight’s advance prototyping facility, offers many ways to engage and support startups who are designing and producing prototypes for their products. Click HERE to download a PDF of Hangar6 Sponsorship opportunities.

 

Service Provider Custom Sponsorship, $10,000
For this sponsorship, there is branding exposure for the sponsor AND access to Hangar6 for clients of service provider sponsors. Service providers are able to identify specific clients to refer for design consulting and trial visits to Hangar6. Full benefits for one year include:

  • Access to Hangar6 annually for 10 clients. Each client would receive 1-hour design advice from the Shop Manager and two visits to Hangar6 with supervised access to equipment, a$250 value.
  • Company description, name and link on Hangar6 and First Flight websites
  • Company description, name and link on orientation/welcome kit for new members
  • Speaking role at Hangar6 “Meet Ups”. Topics presented must be educational in nature, relating to prototyping professionals
  • Opportunity to participate in the Program for Hangar6 members at annual get together and distribute collateral
  • Social media exposure through Facebook and LinkedIn (monthly)

 


 

Naming opportunity for Safety Briefing, $5,000
Every new member receives a safety briefing and we offer to name the briefing for a sponsor. This initial exposure to members often comes at an early stage when companies need multiple services. Full benefits for one year include:

  • “Your company name” Safety Briefing. Incorporated into orientation briefing given to new members. – Company description, name and link on Hangar6 and First Flight website
  • Company description, name and link on orientation/welcome kit for new members
  • Speaking role at Hangar6 “Meet Up”. Topics presented must be educational in nature, relating to prototyping professionals
  • Opportunity to participate in the Program for Hangar6 members at annual get together
  • Social media exposure through Facebook and LinkedIn (bi-monthly)

 


 

Naming opportunity for specific Equipment, $5,000*
Hangar6 precision prototyping equipment, welding shop and woodworking shop are excellent for company branding. Full benefits for one year include:

  • “Your company name” on a particular piece of equipment.
  • Company description, name and link on Hangar6 and First Flight website
  • Company description, name and link on orientation/welcome kit for new members
  • Speaking role at Hangar6 “Meet Up”. Topics presented must be educational in nature, relating to prototyping professionals
  • Opportunity to participate in the Program for Hangar6 members at annual get together
  • Bi-Monthly social media exposure through Facebook and LinkedIN

* First Right of refusal renewal for 1 additional year at $4,000.

 


 

Sponsorship Engagement Opportunities with STEM Students
FIRST North Carolina and First Flight’s Hangar6 have joined forces to help STEM students prepare for the FIRST Robotics Championship competition. FIRST NC teams will utilize the Hangar6 advanced prototyping facility in RTP to build their robots. View our flyer for more information on our program HANGAR6 Sponsorships.

Thank you to our FIRST NC/HANGAR6 Sponsors:


 

For additional information, contact Bridget McMinn, Director of Strategy and Innovation, [email protected], M 919-360-1245