Innovation Quarter Sponsorship

As an active part of the larger Winston-Salem/Triad community, the Innovation Quarter occasionally provides sponsorship of events and organizations that align with its mission of driving economic growth and building vibrant community. These sponsorships can take the form of monetary contributions or in-kind services.

Please note that the Innovation Quarter is a non-profit organization and has limited funding for community sponsorships. Read more about the criteria below and complete the form if you believe your organization or event is a good fit for sponsorship.

Sponsorship Criteria

The Innovation Quarter seeks to support organizations and events that place an emphasis on growing the local economy, building a vibrant community or have strategic value to its tenants and partners. We prioritize sponsorship requests and dollar amounts according to their alignment with our mission, as outlined below.

Driving Economic Growth                

The Innovation Quarter seeks to support entrepreneurial activity and development within the Innovation Quarter, with special consideration given to minority- and women-owned business events, entities or affiliates.

Building Vibrant Community

The Innovation Quarter seeks to support community non-profits that serve to improve and enhance the lives of others.

Special consideration will be made to activities and organizations that:

  • Support health and wellness
  • Encourage youth exposure to STEAM fields (science, technology, engineering, arts and math)
  • Support workforce training
  • Enhance the arts
  • Events within the Innovation Quarter that are free, open to the public and encourage a diverse attendance

Strategic Business Relationship

The Innovation Quarter seeks to support events, activities and/or organizations that serve to cross-promote strategic areas of focus of anchor tenants in the Innovation Quarter.

Sponsorship Process

Sponsorship requests must be made a minimum of four weeks before the event or date of need. The Innovation Quarter Sponsorship Committee, which meets on a monthly basis, will evaluate and approve all sponsorship requests. The Committee will notify you within four weeks on the status of your request. If you believe your sponsorship request meets our guidelines, we welcome you to complete our request form for consideration.