Big Support for Big Ideas.

Sponsoring AMIC connects your business and brand with one of Michigan’s preeminent events supporting innovation and big ideas. Sponsor the 2018 event for an exclusive look at the Velodrome and watch as the competition heats up between the most promising new companies in Michigan!  As a sponsor, we can promise brand exposure to over 500 venture capital professionals, angel investors, entrepreneurs, government officials, and entrepreneurial support organizations.

There are a range of sponsorship opportunities, each with a robust package of benefits and visibility options. To sponsor, or if you would like to discuss additional options, please contact Randy Hyde, Invest Detroit’s Senior Vice President of External Relations, at Randy.Hyde@InvestDetroit.com or 313.285.2165.

Sponsor Levels


$250,000

Investment Sponsor

Ann Arbor SPARK is the Investment Sponsor of the 2018 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition! Continuing an eight year tradition, Ann Arbor SPARK has invested over $2 million dollars in the top winners of the competition. Invest Detroit is proud to be partnering again in 2018!

Benefits include:

  • Opportunity to invest in an exciting new Michigan startup

  • Podium acknowledgment and speaking opportunity during awards presentation

  • Premium logo placement at the cocktail reception and dinner

  • Logo scrolling during event

  • Lead recognition in press releases, on website, and in program

  • Dedicated social media post

  • 10 event tickets and reserved dinner seating

  • Opportunity to judge during final round of competition

  • Opportunity to distribute company branded swag

  • Participation in finalist award ceremony

  • Additional benefits as determined


$150,000

Awards Sponsor

This level helps to support additional prizes and can be directed to specific awards like the Grand Prize or People’s Choice. Support at this level can also be treated as a direct investment. 

Benefits include:

  • Prominent logo placement at the cocktail reception and dinner

  • Logo scrolling during reception and dinner

  • Prominent recognition in press releases, on website, and in program

  • Dedicated social media post

  • 10 event tickets and reserved dinner seating

  • Opportunity to judge during final round of competition

  • Participation in finalist announcement and speaking opportunity during reception

  • Podium acknowledgment during dinner


$100,000

Event Sponsor

Full sponsorship of the 2018 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition.

Benefits include:

  • Prominent logo placement at the cocktail reception and dinner

  • Logo scrolling during reception and dinner

  • Prominent recognition in press releases, on website, and in program

  • Dedicated social media post

  • 10 event tickets and reserved dinner seating

  • Logo recognition on one connection lounge

  • Podium acknowledgment during dinner and speaking opportunity during reception

  • Participation in finalist announcement


$25,000

Dinner Sponsor

Full sponsorship of the 2018 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition’s elegant seated dinner inside the only indoor Velodrome of its kind in the Midwest.

Benefits include:

  • Podium acknowledgment during dinner

  • Prominent logo placement at dinner

  • Logo scrolling during dinner

  • Recognition on website and in program

  • Dedicated social media post

  • Logo recognition on one connection lounge

  • 10 event tickets and reserved dinner seating


$15,000

Reception Sponsor

Full sponsorship of the 2018 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition’s networking reception which welcomes over 300 Midwest venture capital professionals, angel investors, and entrepreneurs.

Benefits include:

  • Prominent logo placement at the reception

  • Logo scrolling during reception

  • Acknowledgment on website and in program

  • Dedicated social media post

  • Logo recognition on one connection lounge

  • 8 event tickets and reserved dinner seating


$10,000

Platinum Tier

Platinum Tier sponsors are a community of key event partners that believe in Michigan’s startup power.

Benefits include:

  • Logo scrolling during reception

  • Acknowledgment on website and in program

  • Dedicated social media post

  • Logo recognition on one connection lounge

  • 6 event tickets


$5,000

Gold Tier

Benefits include:

  • Logo scrolling during reception

  • Acknowledgment on website and in program

  • 4 event tickets


$2,500

Silver Tier

Benefits include:

  • Acknowledgement on website and in program

  • 2 event tickets


To sponsor, or if you would like to discuss additional options, please contact Randy Hyde, Invest Detroit’s Senior Vice President of External Relations, at Randy.Hyde@InvestDetroit.com or 313.285.2165.