Invest Ottawa In-Kind Sponsorship Request Form

As Ottawa’s lead economic development agency, Invest Ottawa is a proud supporter of the entrepreneurship community in the National Capital Region. As much as we would love to sponsor all the great events in Ottawa, as a publicly funded entity, our funds are tied to program delivery and services. We are able to provide in-kind promotional support for a limited number of community events that directly align with our strategic plan and supported objectives and provide a specific value proposition to the firms and entrepreneurs that we serve.

For approved events, in-kind promotion valuation will be discussed on a case by case basis. Our valuation reflects Invest Ottawa’s social media reach, staff time, and network value. Invest Ottawa must be recognized as an event sponsor, valued at the agreed-upon in-kind promotional value.

Note: We acknowledge that many excellent events are scheduled last minute. While we cannot guarantee availability, we will make every effort to accommodate urgent requests that meet the criteria below.

If you would like to request in-kind sponsorship services, please follow these steps:
1)    Submit your event to Invest Ottawa’s Event Calendar at least two months in advance of the event date. All relevant entrepreneurship-related events in our region will be approved and included on the calendar within the week.
2)    Once your event has been included on the Event Calendar, you may submit the following form. 

Please contact Kelley Crowe, Partnership Activation Lead, at kcrowe@investottawa.ca with any questions. 

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* 1. Have you submitted your event to Invest Ottawa’s Event Calendar?  We are not able to review any in-kind sponsorship forms prior to approval by Invest Ottawa and inclusion on the Event Calendar.

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* 2. Contact Name 

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* 3. Contact Information 

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* 4. Company Website Link

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* 5. Event Name

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* 6. Additional Event Information

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* 7. Please indicate event start date and time

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* 8. Please indicate event end date and time

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* 9. Target audience (demographics)

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* 10. What is the approximate number of attendees?

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* 11. Event objective/notes/description (i.e., What are you trying to achieve?):

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* 12. Event Website

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* 13. Event Facebook page (specify n/a if none exists):

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* 14. Event Twitter handle (specify n/a if none exists):

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* 15. Event LinkedIn page (specify n/a if none exists):

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* 16. Event Instagram page (specify n/a if none exists):

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* 17. Event hashtags (specify n/a if none exists):

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* 18. Event registration link:

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* 19. Do you engage with one or more of the following groups?

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* 20. We are not able to create copy for in-kind sponsored events. Please provide the following information and email your social media kit, if one exists, to partnerships@investottawa.ca.

Copy for Tweets including brief event description (240 characters max per Tweet)

Disclaimer: The Marketing and Communications Department at Invest Ottawa maintains the right of final approval of all content posted to the organizations social media platforms. Invest Ottawa maintains the right to alter submitted copies and to engage with your organizations posted content.

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* 21. We are not able to create copy for in-kind sponsored events. Please provide the following information and email your social media kit, if one exists, to partnerships@investottawa.ca.

Copy for Facebook/LinkedIn content including brief event description (100 words max per post)

Disclaimer: The Marketing and Communications Department at Invest Ottawa maintains the right of final approval of all content posted to the organizations social media platforms. Invest Ottawa maintains the right to alter submitted copies and to engage with your organizations posted content.

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* 22. We are not able to create graphics for in-kind sponsored events. Please provide the following information and email your social media kit, if one exists, and files if they exceed the file limit (16MB) to partnerships@investottawa.ca.

Upload any event promotional graphic here (specify n/a if none exists)

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* 23. Is your organization an existing Bayview Yards or Invest Ottawa partner?

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* 24. Please identify themes or sectors your event specifically targets or addresses.

Our mission is to drive market led innovation, leveraging emerging technologies to build high-value jobs, long-term economic growth and community prosperity. We passionately foster entrepreneurship, accelerate start-ups, scale established businesses and attract foreign investment for sustainable global success. As part of this mission, we are dedicated to supporting growth and networking opportunities for our entrepreneurs.
Are you offering a specific value proposition to the entrepreneurs and firms that we serve (such as discounted or complimentary tickets)? If you are not able to offer a direct benefit to these stakeholders, we are unfortunately unable to provide support for your event.

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* 25. I'm providing free tickets for Invest Ottawa supported companies.
Please indicate quantity of free tickets

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* 26. I'm providing a discount for Invest Ottawa supported companies & followers.
Please indicate details of discount, including discount percentage & discount code if applicable

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* 28. If there is a speaking opportunity for Invest Ottawa at your event please describe the available speaking opportunities.

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* 29. Please attach or include details below about your event sponsorship levels. Invest Ottawa in-kind promotion must be recognized with reciprocal support in line with all other event sponsors.

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* 30. If you do not have a sponsorship package, include details below about your event sponsorship levels. Invest Ottawa in-kind promotion must be recognized with reciprocal support in line with all other event sponsors. (If Q29 is answered specify n/a)

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* 31. Any other details we should know about your event? (specify n/a if not)

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