What’s a Participant Sponsor?

A Participant Sponsor is a single or group of corporations, foundations and/or associations that are willing to commit to supporting you through the Program. Support includes willingness to cover or contribute to associated Program Costs such as your booth and showcase presence at ResponderXLive Events, supporting your interaction with agency buyers such as pilots and RFP responses. Participant Sponsors are often existings corporate partners that benefit from your growth, such as integrators, distributors or channel partners.   

How do I secure Participant Sponsors?

A list of industry stakeholders that have expressed interest in Participant Sponsorship opportunities for select startups will be provided following initial application. Participants may select Sponsors from this list, or from their already existing network. If needed, we can provide overview information that can be shared with existing relationships unfamiliar with the ResponderXLabs program.      

Am I required to have a Participant Sponsor?

There’s no requirement to secure a Participant Sponsor but it is recommended. The Program is free for entrepreneurs because we wanted to make it as accessible as possible. But certain Program benefits like showcasing at our events may require hard dollar costs. Participant Sponsors are a great way to offset those costs and to build relationships that will allow you to take advantage of all the opportunities available from the Program.