Be a Host
Interested in hosting an Innovation Nights event in your area? Talk to us. It's easy!
- Sign up to be a local Innovation Nights area coordinator
- We create a special sub-domain for your region
- Find a location (all of our locations are donated)
- Start signing up companies to launch new products together
Innovation Nights events support the Innovation community – in any industry. Every month (or quarterly or bi-monthly, this is a flexible model) 10 companies launch new products and the social media community comes out to support their local entrepreneurs. In a single night, a local Innovation Night can generate hundreds of tweets, blog posts, video, still pictures, LinkedIn and Facebook status mentions. The events support SEO strategies with the creation of dozens of mentions, links and website traffic.
Hosted by local teams, the model is a “friction-less” one, making it as easy as possible for everyone. There is no cost to the entrepreneurs to exhibit and the companies generate visibility for the event collectively, benefiting everyone.
The events are also great networking opportunities for the attendees who also pay nothing but who contribute their networks to the cause. Attendees are usually members of the local social media community – the Twitterati, the social media marketing mavens, but also service providers, investors, engineers & designers, students, media, and those looking for work. Together the crowd helps pump up the volume. The goal is to make some noise on behalf of the local companies – “if you see something ‘cool’, blog about it, tweet about or just tell someone.”
Meanwhile, each local event needs a host or coordinator. This role is perfect for local agencies – public relations, advertising, social media marketing, event coordinators or party planners but also VCs, angel investors, economic development teams, etc. Perhaps you are involved with a local museum, community center or other venue that would like to raise its visibility. The role is a magnet for Innovation Economy movers and shakers and a wonderful driver of new business opportunities for any local service provider.
PLUS, you'll be able to attract sponsorship, and new business or visibility for your existing business or organization.
Interested? Contact us.