Passionate tech nerds
Where technology booms, prosperity follows. HackerNest builds local tech and innovation communities in the name of economic development, connecting tech nerds so we can build a better world together. We're the fun, relaxed way to connect in tech. If you want to engage with the local community, get more visibility, and look great while supporting your city, sponsor us! :D
*Actually Supportive* Tech Community
Our regular Tech Social events are unpretentious, laid-back meetups for tech nerds. Think of a friendly, chill house party - except instead of a house, it's in an office. At our events, people don't just network; they make new friends. Our definition of community: a group of people that support each other. We've worked tirelessly to create the perfect environment for sponsors to connect with talented tech talent, build trust and relationships with the grassroots tech community, and spread the word about cool projects, products, and people.
We’ve had great success sponsoring HackerNest. We get a good volume of people signing up from the Tech Socials, but the icing on the cake is the fact that we hired at least 3 people from one event last year! -- Anton Mamine; Acquisition Specialist, Hover
The British Consulate-General in Toronto has collaborated on a number of high-impact tech events and campaigns with HackerNest. Their tech, social science, and community savvy, coupled with their global platform, enabled the British Government to deliver innovative outcomes in dementia research and cooperation between Toronto, London, and other global cities. -- Kevin McGurgan, OBE; British Consul-General Toronto, UK Government
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Sponsor Tech Socials
Win the love of our community. Get solid brand positioning in front of talented nerds and share your culture in the most sincere, non-slimy way possible. Tech Socials are ace for showcasing your great-company-to-work-for coolfactor and building relationships. Visibly supporting the community builds tremendous goodwill and inspires another perk -- your staff get a fun event for them to hang out together -- great for team morale and retention! Let's connect.
Tech Social Venue Host Sponsors
You provide space, drinks, and pizza; HackerNest brings the nerds. Get everything regular sponsors get and then some. Check this page for more info. Attendees typically expect water/beer/wine and pizza as the status quo... that said, the degree of hospitality our hosts provide strongly impacts how well they're remembered! :D
Our general sponsor info slide deck has more info to help win your team over!
Your team + volunteers did an amazing job keeping sponsors and participants up-to-date. It's nice that I don't need to sweat over the details and be guided on what to do next. As a new evangelist in the field, it's great to have a partner to work with! -- Alan Lok, Developer Advocate, YellowAPI (Yellow Pages Group)
In our mission of merging the worlds of technology and fashion, HackerNest has had a great input by bringing in the greatest minds from the former. They made us see that the true community is formed when people gather together to do what they love, no matter where they are coming from or what their current situation is -- Robert Ott, Chair of Fashion, R.U. Fashion Zone Director, Ryerson University
Other Sponsorship Opportunities
Online Marketing Campaigns
Cast a wide net with a more specific set of asks and reach selected cities, regions, or our entire global community with our direct response online marketing campaigns that make you the center of attention.
Great if you’re hiring remote and distributed teams or want to attract talent in specific places.
Great if you're promoting online products and services or looking to survey tech nerds.
Great if you have cool stuff to give away or want to share your cause with the world.
Campaigns start at $1500. Interested? Please email email@example.com.
Elite Meets are private, invite-only dinners that ‘raise the bar’ for a specific role by gathering professionals to candidly share knowledge and best practices with each other and your team. These exclusive, single-sponsor events give you 3+ hours of intimate engagement to build strong relationships with top-quality talent. Learn more here.