The following is a generic template to use to reach out towards potential sponsorships. We encourage you to edit the template to fit your events needs. 

Hello XXXXX,


We’re happy to announce that we are planning our {1st, 2nd Startup Weekend ] event here in [city]. We’ve done some research and our team thinks that you would be a fantastic sponsor.

Our goal is to create an environment where passionate people can come together to get things done; to learn, network, bridge the gap between trades, expose potential and see actual results. We are proud to be a part of this type of innovative collaboration and we hope you will help us reach our goals by supporting this global movement on a local level.

Startup Weekend has held 2000+ events in 135+ countries around the world, and we are looking forward to making a big dent in CITY. With the help of local supporters, we are planning to leverage our global reach to impact our local community.


The event will be held on [DATE] and we have confirmed a venue at [venue name/location]. Our participant count is expected to be around XX. We have a few methods of sponsorship available, depending on what you'd like to do. As a starting point, take a look at our Sponsor Page for options and additional details.

You’ll find more information on our Global and [LOCAL SITE Link] as well, and see some examples of past events at (LINK a few video examples. You can pick some good videos from our YouTube Channel)


If you have any questions or would like to discuss the opportunity further, I can be reached at


Thanks for your time and we hope to hear from you!