Many thanks to the companies below who have contributed time, money, and
energy to the group.
AT&T provides landline telephony, boadband, subscription
television, mobile telephony, and wireless hotspots across the US.
Basho Technologies makes distributed/cloud data storage and retrieval software.
Factual is a platform where anyone can share and mash open, living
data on any subject. Factual provides a suite of simple data APIs
for developers to build web and mobile applications as well as
smart tools to help the community build and maintain a trusted
source of structured data.
Publisher of The Verge, SB Nation, and Polygon, Vox Media is a
technology-driven media company with a monthly audience of over 30
million. Vox's mission is to empower the most talented web voices and
their audiences with Chorus, its exceptional publishing platform. One
of the country's largest and fastest-growing online publishers, Vox is
headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in New York and Austin.
Why do we need sponsors?
We'd like to hold events such as:
Mini-technology conferences with featured speakers.
Opportunities for startups to present their products and get feedback.
“Find a Co-Founder” events to connect members launching companies.
Technology “swap meets”, allowing members to trade their old gear and gadgets.
Hack-a-Thon events, aimed at designing, building, and launching a product in a weekend.
This requires money for space, equipment, appetizers, refreshments,
etc. Sponsors make this possible by donating money and office
space. All contributions go toward defraying the costs of events.
What do sponsors get?
Sponsoring is a great way to recruit new talent and raise brand
awareness. We publicize our sponsors on the web and via emails,
and--whenever possible--give sponsors an opportunity to speak to
attendees and distribute promotional materials at events.