Sponsor Us

Science Hack Day Berlin has been held annually in Berlin since 2013 by a dedicated team of volunteers. We are passionate about our project and we know what it takes to make a great event. It is a forum that brings scientists, developers, designers, engineers, and enthusiastic people from all backgrounds together in the same physical space for one intense weekend to get inspired, get creative and make something cool, with science (find out more about our past events, our team, our mission and values).
We wouldn’t be able to do it without our sponsors. If you are interested to support us, keep reading!

(Hannah Rumstedt CC-BY-SA)

(Hannah Rumstedt CC-BY-SA)

 

What does it take to run Science Hack Day?

For three days we provide a completely open space where creativity and interdisciplinarity can flow. Achieving this means removing all barriers to community participation. As such, the event is free of charge for all attendees, we provide space and access to equipment and materials needed for rapid prototyping, and we provide food and shelter for our valiant science hackers to keep them hacking through the night. We’re looking for help with any of the following:

  • Hacker-fuel: 5 Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch), snacks, drinks, COFFEE!
  • Venue & Facilities: Comfortable space for up to 100 hackers, along with facilities, tools, and support to access them. We are very lucky to have worked with great venues in the past – Betahaus and FabLab Berlin – maybe we could come to your space this time…
  • Hardware & materials: All manner of electronics, materials for making, and even office supplies to support creative processes. We also try to offer a small spending budget to each team of hackers.
  • Extras: Travel costs for mentors, coaches and speakers, promotional materials, swag, and many things we haven’t thought about yet!

 

Ok. We’d like to support you – what do we get in return?

Each year, Science Hack Day gathers together 80-100 talented people and young professionals from all fields of the natural sciences, engineering, software development, art and design, from Berlin’s creative communities and further afield, typically age 20 to 35. We are a well-loved event and our reach extends beyond the direct participants of the hackathon into our wider science and technology-interested community – the public attendees of the final presentation, our mailing lists and social media following.

If you are looking for innovative young people to join your company, Science Hack Day is a great way to connect with them.

N.B. : Please keep in mind that protecting the creative spirit of the event means a lot to us and that we therefore won’t include challenges from our sponsors in the event.

To make things easy we have created some different sponsorship packages that give you an idea of the kind of support we need and it’s value.

Sponsor (500€)

  • Small Logo on our website & posters
  • We distribute your promotional materials at the event
  • We will mention you in…
    • Presentation to participants on Friday
    • Presentation to the public on Sunday
    • Wrap-up on our website

KiloSponsor (1500€)

  • large Logo on our website & posters
  • We distribute your promotional materials at the event
  • We will mention you in…
    • Presentation to participants on Friday
    • Presentation to the public on Sunday
    • Wrap-up on our website
    • Blog post thanking the sponsors, tweets

MegaSponsor (3000€)

  • large Logo on our website & posters
  • We distribute your promotional materials at the event
  • We will mention you in…
    • Presentation to participants on Friday
    • Presentation to the public on Sunday
    • Wrap-up on our website
    • Blog post thanking the sponsors, tweets
  • Presence at the event
    • Sunday prize ceremony (2 min speaking opportunity)
    • Opportunities to meet our hackers during the event

Supporter

You’d like to support us but not financially? Perhaps you could lend us some equipment or donate some hardware, materials, food & drinks – just get in touch!

  • Small Logo on our website & posters
  • We distribute your promotional materials at the event
  • Mentions in…
    • Presentations on Friday and Sunday
    • Website wrap-up

Prize Sponsor

We believe that intrinsic motivation and a feeling of pride and accomplishment is more important than the prospect of large cash prizes, so we keep our prizes small or in-kind (e.g. free entry to events, free access to facilities, magazine subscriptions, cool swag). Similarly, we cannot set specific challenges at a sponsor’s request. If you would like to sponsor us with this kind of prize we would love to talk to you!

  • Small Logo on our website & posters
  • We distribute your promotional materials at the event
  • We will mention you in…
    • Presentation to participants on Friday
    • Presentation to the public on Sunday
    • Wrap-up on our website

 

We are in, lets discuss some details!

Absolutely!! Please write to us at [email protected]. For handling financial sponsorship, Science Hack Day Berlin is backed officially by the OpenTechSchool Berlin, a non profit organization (gemeinnütziger Verein) which can accept donations (typically via paypal) and sign contribution receipts on our behalf.