Our Sponsors

Applications for the Innovation Challenge are rolling in!  We are excited to see the ingenuity and intelligent ventures existing an being built in Dutchess County and can’t wait to share the semi-finalists in our first Pitch Competition, Thursday, September 14th at 5:30pm at Marist College.

This event could not be possible without the support of our valued business and community members sponsoring the event.  Our prize package, valued over $7,000 and growing includes: $2500 cash to be shared among the winners of both categories, accounting, business, legal, risk management and marketing service as needed, membership to the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Tickets to The Business Excellence Awards and more to be added!

  • Established Business Category (subject to terms and conditions):
    • $1,500 cash to be used solely for the business entering the Contest
    • One-year Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce (Cash value dependent on business size; $450 minimum)
    • Two tickets to Think Dutchess Business Excellence Awards ($270 value)
    • Marketing and promotional opportunities that include:
      • Recognition on the Think Dutchess Innovation Challenge web page
      • Recognition in press release, distributed to more than 40 regional and national media outlets, and Think Dutchess social media
      • Tweets promoting your business to more than 2,000 followers of Think Dutchess
      • Introduction of you and your business at The Business Excellence Awards, a business success event
    • Business consultation services from industry specialists including professionals representing from the following industries, accounting, risk management, marketing, tech and information services (up to $1500 value).

     

    Pre-Venture Category

    • $1,000 cash to be used solely for the business entering the Contest
    • One-year Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce (Cash value dependent on business size; $450 minimum)
    • Invitation for two to the Business Excellence Awards announcing the winner ($270 value)
    • A startup consultation package from Think Dutchess and its partners which may include creation of a marketing plan, and/or business executive summary (up to $1500 value)
    • Marketing and promotional opportunities that include:
      • Recognition on the Think Dutchess Innovation Challenge web page,
      • Recognition in press release, distributed to more than 40 regional and national media outlets, and Think Dutchess social media
      • Tweets promoting your business to more than 2,000 followers of Think Dutchess
      • Introduction of you and your business at The Business Excellence Awards, a business success event

    Please check back periodically for updated listing of prizes. New prizes may be added prior to entry deadline.

 

We’d like to thank the following sponsors for their support and contributions to this event:

Sponsorship opportunities are still available.  If you would like to be a part of sponsoring innovation, growth and success in Dutchess County download this PDF or contact Rachel@thinkdutchess.com, 845.463.5400, ext. 5401 for more information.

TEN PARTNERS | ONE STRATEGY

A premier business-led organization, Think Dutchess Alliance for Business brings together 10 agencies under one unified vision for one-stop shop site selection, financing, incentives, permitting and advocacy, strategic planning and counseling, marketing and networking.