For Sponsors

What do sponsors actually do?
Sponsors help ProductTank identify venues to organize events. Usually it's an event space at their own office location.

What do we get for sponsoring ProductTank?
As a ProductTank sponsor you'll get the following:

  • 5-10 minutes of time during our events to talk about yourself and your company.
  • A table or place to present your company materials and career opportunities.
  • Opportunities to pass out company information and/or career opportunities at our events.
  • We (ProductTank) can include one of your senior professionals as a guest speaker.
  • We include your company logo on our website and meetup page.
  • We mention you on our meetup page and/or online platforms.
  • Many thanks from the ProductTank community :)
     

Okay! How do we proceed?

Good question! It depends.

If you're a sponsor that has access to an event space, willing to cover the cost of food, refreshments, and audio/video equipment for the presentations, then we would organize the ProductTank event, We will work with you to identify the event date and time, the event theme, and guest speakers.

If you only want to sponsor food and/or refreshments, then we would ask that you provide:

  • Identify a partner (a business or organization) that would be willing to provide an event space.
  • Ensure that the event space has all the right A/V equipment (1 projector, 2 or 3 microphones, and speakers that can provide enough sound to fill a room filled with at least 50 people).

 

Aside from purchasing food and refreshments, are there any other costs?

It depends. For example - if you're a company that does not use audio/video equipment within their office space (such as a PA system), then we would ask you to cover the cost of renting or purchasing the equipment.

If you're a company that does not have access to a large enough space to accommodate an event, then we would ask you to find an event space of your choice, and cover the cost of renting the space and A/V equipment. 

 

Is ProductTank a non-profit company?
ProductTank is a meetup. We are not for profit, and we are not a company. 

 

As a sponsor, do we pay ProductTank to put on events?
No, not specifically. We don't take money from our sponsors.
 

Can we sell our products at ProductTank?
No. We apologize, but we can't allow sponsors to sell their products at our meetups. We want to ensure that our members do not feel like they are getting a sales pitch from sponsors.

 

Aside from purchasing food and refreshments, are there any other costs to sponsorship?
It depends. For example - if you're a company that does not use audio/video equipment within their office space (such as a PA system), then we would ask you to cover the cost of renting or purchasing the equipment.

If you're a company that does not have access to a large enough space to accommodate an event, then we would ask you to find an event space of your choice, and cover the cost of renting the space and A/V equipment. 

 

What about companies in co-located working spaces (such as WeWork)? Can they sponsor ProductTank events?
Yes! We've had several companies based in WeWork locations sponsor events. In those instances, we ask these companies to work out the A/V equipment and other logistics with their WeWork points of contact at their respective site(s).

 

If I sponsor an event, can I have one of my coworkers or senior management do a presentation at the event?
Yes! We would gladly welcome your colleague as a guest speaker. Please keep in mind that we would ask your colleague to present on a topic that is connected to the event theme.

To learn more, reach out to the ProductTank NYC Organizers or use this form to contact us.