Most of the communities we spoke to mentioned holding events of various sizes. Very often, events require a significant amount of funds to organise, yet it presents a valuable opportunity for your community to raise funds from sponsorship too.
So how can you make your event more attractive to sponsors?
Acomprof @ Hubpages.com has a 10 step process that help you do that. Here’s a quick summary of the original article.
1. Plan the Event with Sponsors in Mind - choosing a venue and activity based on your preferred sponsor type.
2. Identify Your Assets - identify all the potential places that a sponsor might advertise their brand name and/or logo (banners, signs and even back of event tees).
3. Count the Impressions - get data on number of people that will see the ads for your event, including posters, billboards, and website hits.
4. Evaluate Your Assets - attach a price per impression, 1 cent per impression is a good rule of thumb
5. Package the Assets - bundle the assets into packages, based on value of impressions and benefits for the various level of sponsorship
Find out more how you can get extra exposure for your event with no listing cost at Connaxion.
We wish you all the best for your event.
Connaxion has just launched The Sponsorship Marketplace!
After speaking to numerous communities, we learnt about the hassle of communities seeking for sponsorship. Therefore, the Connaxion Team decided to work on an online marketplace where communities can list their sponsorship requirements and the value offered to a potential sponsor.
With our vision of matching sponsors to passionate communities, we are excited about helping communities grow through sponsorship!
Do contact us if your community is seeking for sponsorship, we look forward to hearing from you.
View us at www.connaxion.com
We are looking for interns to join Connaxion in building an awesome platform for online communities to grow and make money.
You will be developing various Apps for Connaxion and possess knowledge of
Expect a fun and flexible working environment with loads of challenges!
Please drop us a email if you share our excitement and we’ll love to meet you.
During SiTF Awards 2011, we were humbled to be among the various finalists of different categories and would definitely like to congratulate all the participants!
We are especially thankful to both SiTF and IDMPO for their kind assistance and endorsement. Special mention to Tetuan Valley for inspiring and supporting us from the start too! Furthermore, to all our pioneer users who signed up, we appreciate your patience and support. We are confident with the additional resources and support, we will be able to build a better service for all.
With Connaxion launching soon, we will be keeping you in the loop on how Connaxion will empower you to build and grow communities which you are passionate about!
After 6 weeks of Tetuan Valley Startup School lessons and countless hours of preparation, we finally got to the long-awaited Tetuan Valley Summit day.
Instead of the usual lessons being held at CINC building in Barcelona, we were heading to Zaragoza to meet the rest of the Madrid Teams. Being voted one of the top teams in Barcelona, we were humbled by the privilege to present Connaxion to the Tetuan Valley community. More importantly, we really wanted to meet up with everyone from this amazing community.
So how has Connaxion benefited from our awesome experience here?
We met Martin during one of the Tetuan Valley Startup School sessions, in which he spoke about having the courage to live life the way you want and go for your dreams. Having worked at Oracle when it was still a startup, he’s been sailing around the world since then.
Currently, his ship is berthed in Barcelona, where he runs Nomadica Brainstorming, an incubator for several exciting in-house projects. I strongly recommend anyone who wants to work on fun tech projects to consider his Barcelona mini-internship, where you might even get to visit the Nomadica Boat.
Back in 2001, many brands of MP3 players were available. I was happy with my Creative Nomad Jukebox. With 6gb of storage, headphone jack, it had two line-out jacks, a line-in jack. Sound-wise, it had a parametric equalizer, spatialization settings and environmental settings. It had plenty of features that I rarely used.
However, on October 23 2001, my world changed. An amazing gadget was released. Besides having a modest 10gb storage using a 1.8 inch hard drive while competitors used 2.5 inch ones, the iPod had an easy-to-use navigation interface, which was mainly about a mechanical scroll wheel with 4 buttons around it, and a center select button.
Since then, it has been one of the most successful selling product worldwide. As of 2010, 250 million iPods have been sold. More importantly, the iPod has been synonymous with MP3 players. Everyone loves them, well almost everyone.
So what can we learn from iPod? These are three lessons we can apply to any startup.
Just had a session with Alex Barrera at Tetuan Valley Startup School and it was about Social Media and the popular options (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc). Since Connaxion is about building social websites, we’ll love to share our experience on getting started with Twitter easily.
When I created my account, I was not sure how to get started. Especially the thought of tweeting to just a few followers. Here’s what I did.
38 nights! Probably the longest booking of accommodation that I have ever done.
Thanks to Airbnb (www.airbnb.com), Andrei Comper and Ruby the Terrier, we are indeed living it up in Barcelona!
Andrei has been an excellent host, helping us out with the daily stuff like travel, food and being an awesome guide around Barcelona!