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Sponsorship Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for your tax deductible donation to Startup Runway, a registered 501(c)(3). We will send you the appropriate IRS form to document your generosity to the email address you used to pay it via PayPal.

Who's my direct contact?

Your direct contact is Mecca Tartt Executive Director, Startup Runway

  • Feel free to reach her any time at mecca@startuprunway.org
  • You can also call Mecca directly 404-782-2729

What do I need to do to maximize my sponsorship?

  1. Send us your logo (to sales@write2market.com or mecca@startuprunway.org) so we can appropriately acknowledge you in signage and on the web site.
  2. We’ll tweet about your sponsorship and post it to LinkedIn. When you use social media, please include us and we’ll reflect you.
  3. Let us know if you’d like to be a media contact. We always have a lot of media interest in this event and in those willing to speak. We’d love to connect you.
  4. Let us know who to register for the showcase day
  5. Keep in mind we’ll be sending an IRS form you can use on your taxes to get a deduction.
  • Feel free to reach your direct sponsorship benefits contact any time at mecca@startuprunway.org
  • You can also call Write2market at 404-900-7722.

Get ready for your photos!

We have a professional photographer at the showcase event who will capture your team and the day. We’ll send you a link to all of the photos.

What happens on the showcase day?

The Showcase is a big, public event and we’re looking forward to highlighting your generous commitment to the growing tech community. You’ll receive more information in email but please hold the date! The basic agenda is:

  1. Mentor/Mock Board Meetings with Founders, start midafternoon
  2. Opening Ceremony “The Showcase”
  3. Pitch Event (Founders Pitch and VC Panel Judge Startups)
  4. Introduction of Leadership
  5. The Platinum Sponsor address
  6. Networking

Scoring Criteria

During the pitch competition, each pitch is scored by our panel of VC judges. Each pitch will be judged for diversity, team, hyper growth, and product validation: on a scale of 1-5.
**You can rest assured your donation is carefully vetted to make an impact for a founding team that has earned a leading position.**

How many founders participate in the showcase?

The number of founders selected for the showcase depends on the quality of the startups during the founder interviewing process. We review hundreds of applicants that apply for each showcase and generally select the top 10 startups to pitch.