Sponsorship Opportunities

ABOUT

CULTURE SHIFTING WEEKEND

Culture Shifting Weekend is an annual invite-only bicoastal event that takes place in Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley. These are the only events of their kind in the United States that unite over 400 accomplished Black & Latinx tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and social impact leaders in order to celebrate, collaborate, and make deals.
 

Each coast has a different format; Silicon Valley is the largest gathering of Black leaders in tech, innovation and social impact. Silicon Alley is the largest gathering of Black and Latinx Venture Capitalists.

 

Culture Shifting Weekend is an annual signature event of Culture Shift Labs; a management consultancy specializing in growth and innovation through diversity and inclusion.

Sponsorship Packages:

Sponsor packages are designed to support a company’s business, professional, corporate, talent and community development goals as well as external D&I narrative. These can be tailored upon request to incorporate a la carte items below, as well as for multi year, multi market partnerships and big announcements. There are 4 pricing options below to choose from.

CULTURE SHIFTER

$75,000 Title Sponsor

COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

  • Name in event title: e.g. TBD Presents Culture Shifting Weekend Silicon Valley

  • Category exclusivity

  • First right of refusal for the 11th annual Culture Shifting Weekend NYC 2020 (Nov. 5-7) and

  • 7th Annual Culture Shifting Weekend Silicon Valley 2021

TICKETS

  • Tech & Society Dinner: 2 Tickets

  • Tech Entrepreneurs of Color Lunch: 10 Tickets

  • Fireside Chat & Networking Reception: 10 Tickets

  • Think/Action Tank: 10 Tickets

  • Ecosystem Networking Reception & Dinner: 10 Tickets

  • Culture Shifting Awards: 10 Tickets

MARKETING & PROMOTION

  • Inclusion in all pre/post event press releases

  • Inclusion in post event promotional video (circulated to over 8K in our network)

  • Executive to give opening remarks during one of the events

  • Media wall photo serviced post event to select media outlets

  • 10 Custom social media messaging pre/during/post event (Twitter/FB/IG/LinkedIn)

  • Brand mention by host at Awards, Think/Action Tank, and VIP cocktail reception

  • Logo on event website, emails, program, media wall and presentation

  • Prominent placement of signage at events

  • Opportunity to provide a branded gift to guests

  • Two-page ad spread in event program

  • Interactive brand experience during Awards cocktail reception or Ecosystem Dinner

  • Co-branded opportunity on event website (if confirmed at least 8 months prior to event)

  • Video interview featuring an executive filmed at the event and edited into a 1 minute video for use post event

  • 1 custom Culture Shift Labs eNewsletter distributed to our subscribers (8K) and promoted to our social media followers (80K)

CULTURE INFLUENCER

$50,000

COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

  • First right of refusal for the 11th annual Culture Shifting Weekend NYC 2020 (Nov. 5-7) and
    7th Annual Culture Shifting Weekend Silicon Valley 2021

TICKETS

  • Tech & Society Dinner: 2 Tickets

  • Tech Entrepreneurs of Color Lunch: 6 Tickets

  • Fireside Chat & Networking Reception: 6 Tickets

  • Think/Action Tank: 6 Tickets

  • Ecosystem Networking Reception & Dinner: 6 Tickets

  • Culture Shifting Awards: 6 Tickets

MARKETING & PROMOTION

  • Inclusion in all pre/post event press releases

  • Inclusion in post event promotional video (circulated to over 80K in our social network)

  • Executive to give opening remarks during one of the events

  • Media wall photo serviced post event to select media outlets

  • 6 Custom social media messaging pre/during/post event (Twitter/FB/IG/LinkedIn)

  • Logo on event website, emails, program, media wall and presentation

  • Prominent placement of signage at events

  • Opportunity to provide a branded gift to guests

  • Ad in event program

  • Video interview featuring an executive filmed at the event and edited into a 1 minute video for use post event

CULTURE INNOVATOR

$25,000

TICKETS

  • Tech & Society Dinner: 8 Tickets

  • Tech Entrepreneurs of Color Lunch: 10 Tickets

  • Fireside Chat with Ken Chenault & Networking Reception: 10 Tickets

  • Think/Action Tank: 10 Tickets

  • Ecosystem Networking Reception & Dinner: 10 Tickets

CO-SPONSOR ANY OF THE EVENTS BELOW

  • Tech & Society Kick Off Dinner

  • Fireside Chat with Ken Chenault & Networking Reception

  • Think/Action Tank

  • Tech Entrepreneurs of Color Lunch

  • Ecosystem Networking Reception & Dinner

PLUS!

  • 4 Tickets to the Culture Shifting Awards

  • Logo on website, emails, program, media wall and presentation

CULTURE CHAMPION

$25,000

DIVERSE TALENT PIPELINE DEVELOPMENT DAY

(ONLY 5 AVAILABLE)

  • CSL will secure 10-12 mid to senior level Black and Latinx candidates for 1:1 interviews at your office (must receive criteria by January 31st and must be mutually approved)

  • Candidates will be secured by or before April 6th

  • Tech Entrepreneurs of Color Lunch: 2 Tickets

  • Fireside Chat with Ken Chenault & Networking Reception: 2 Tickets

  • Think/Action Tank: 2 Tickets

  • Ecosystem Dinner & Networking Reception: 2 Tickets

  • Culture Shifting Awards: 2 Tickets

CABANA AT CULTURE SHIFTING AWARDS

(ONLY 5 AVAILABLE)

  • Company branded cabana during the Culture Shifting Awards Cocktail Reception (10 guests) to include a bottle of champagne

  • Table for 10 at the Culture Shifting Awards

  • 2 social media shout-outs pre/during/post event: Twitter, FB, Instagram

  • Logo on event website, evites, program and presentation

A La Carte Items

  • Tech & Society tickets/promotion (details to be discussed with Andrea)

  • 1 edited and co-branded :30 second post-event video to be posted on CSL's social media and for sponsor use as they see fit

  • Customized 3-minute video that’s edited for company use internally and externally

  • 1 time sponsor of CSL e-newsletter distributed to over 8K in our database

  • Help secure up to 4 diverse subject matter experts of color for a future corporate or special event

  • By the hour diversity, inclusion and innovation strategy consulting

  • 2 other customizations (details to be discussed with Andrea)

Sponsorships can be tailored upon request. See items below to replace others noted in the sponsorship packages above.

Thursday, April 23

Diverse Talent Pipeline Development Day

A max of 10 companies will be chosen. HR and Talent Acquisition leaders will meet with mid to senior level Black and Latinx candidates to develop a pipeline of talent they can build relationships with as well as hire for current and future roles. Culture Shift Labs will curate the candidates based on a criteria we are given from the sponsoring company. Application deadline is January 31.  Link to apply coming soon.

9:00AM - 4:00PM

Located at sponsoring companies' offices

Thursday, April 23

Tech & Society Kick-Off Dinner

Tech CEO dinner and fireside chat will discuss business leaders, influencers and the technology industry's role in tackling homelessness, AI & ethics, immigration and tech diversity.

7:00PM - 10:00PM

Location TBD

Friday, April 24

Tech Entrepreneurs of Color Lunch

Hear from 20 Black and Latinx founders with traction on how companies can work with them, learn from them, collaborate with them, invest in them and generally, how to think about the future.

12:00PM - 3:00PM

LinkedIn, Mountain View CA

Friday, April 24

Fireside Chat & Networking Reception

Special Guest: Ken Chenault

Chairman and Managing Director;
General Catalyst & Former Chairman and CEO; American Express

Conversation led by Caroline Clarke;
Chief Brand Officer, Women of Power;

Black Enterprise

6:00PM - 9:00PM

SAP, Palo Alto CA

Saturday, April 25

Think/Action Tank

Precision Medicine for the People:

In this highly interactive Think / Action Tank, we will assemble key leaders in personalized healthcare (PHC) innovation who are working to intentionally address the health disparities currently seen in this field. During the invite only event, leaders and innovators will gather to address the question - How will precision medicine and PHC shift along with the demographic shifts of the US and the world to ensure that all patients are able to take advantage of the cutting-edge therapies being developed in these areas.

12:00PM - 4:00PM

Location TBD

Saturday, April 25

Ecosystem Networking Reception & Dinner

This is an opportunity to spend 1:1 downtime with other Weekend attendees. Cocktails, dinner and dessert provided. Special guest performer to be announced. Limited to 125 guests.

6:00PM - 9:00PM

Facebook, Menlo Park CA

Sunday, April 26

Culture Shifting Awards

Recognizing diverse leaders, pioneers and allies who care about growth and innovation through diversity and inclusion. This event was launched in the summer of 2010 in the Hamptons and expanded to Silicon Valley in 2015. Approximately 200 guests from tech, fortune 500s, healthcare, biotech, finance, private equity, venture capital attend. 

11:00AM - 3:00PM

Hotel Nia, Menlo Park CA

Weekend Agenda:

ABOUT CULTURE SHIFT LABS

We are a group of strategists, deal-makers, curators and problem-solvers who, for the last 13 years, have been applying the science of diversity and inclusion to help clients achieve their leadership, workforce, and commercial goals as much as 70% faster. As a professional services, strategy and activation consultancy, we help Tech & Fortune 500 Companies, Large Non-Profits, Leaders, Investors, Cities and Philanthropists drive revenue growth and accelerate innovation by applying our Knowledge + Network Formula™. This also increases diversity, inclusion and innovation on boards, in the c-suite, in venture capital, in mergers and acquisitions, and enhances business and corporate development efforts. Our services include: Strategy & Advising, Retained Search, Partnerships & Transactions, Think/Action Tanks, Innovation Labs, Custom and Signature Events, and enabling Connections. We are based in New Jersey with a satellite office in San Francisco, CA. 

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