Sponsor The RV Entrepreneur Summit

“In our four years and 75,000 miles of RV travel and attendance at numerous small and large RV rallies, we’ve had a lot of great experiences.  But our recent weekend at the inaugural RV Entrepreneur Summit was the over the moon best.” – Don Cohen

Over the past few years, a new generation of RVers has emerged.

This community of travelers isn’t aiming to retire in an RV as an end to their career, but instead are using RVs as a launching point, mobile office, and home on wheels. 

The RV Entrepreneur Summit brings together this community to help teach them the skills they need to grow a business on the road. Our conference is four days of main stage presentations, workshops and meetups all geared towards connecting like-minded travelers and helping them succeed at RV life.

As a sponsor, the value of this event consists of being able to:

1. Connect with a growing community of RV Entrepreneurs. Our attendees represent a growing community of travelers and digital nomads. They hack together office setups, experiment with wifi solutions and come up with unique ideas for how to improve the entire RV experience. By sponsoring the RVE Summit you’re able to get up close and engage with your customers.

2. Share your company’s products or service in an intimate setting. We only work with a small number of sponsors for our RV Entrepreneur Summit. We’ve worked hard to create trust within our community, so our attendees know that if we’re partnering with a sponsor, they are providing something of real value. Because of this, all of our sponsors have a real chance of connecting with our attendees in a meaningful and impactful way. 

3. Find content creators for your brand. If you have an adventure or outdoor brand, our conference attracts a highly curated community of bloggers, videographers, and podcasters. By sponsoring the RVE Summit you have a unique opportunity to build relationships with attendees who can create authentic content for your brand.

To get an idea of what our RVE Summit experience is like, you can watch this recap video from our 2018 event:

AUDIENCE OVERVIEW

Our attendees are a mixture of creative professionals, entrepreneurs, and content creators. Some of our attendees are full-time RVers and others are still in the dreaming phase of hitting the road. What our attendees have in common is a mutual love of travel, RV life and building a business that allows them to travel and do what they love.

Facts and figures about RVE Summit attendees:

 350 total attendees
 Interested in creating businesses around a large number of areas that include: photography, software, blogging, consulting, health and wellness, digital marketing, Amazon and more.
  In addition to their business, the majority of our attendees and speakers are creating and sharing content on Youtube, blogs, Facebook, and other social platforms. 
  Audience reach on social media and email lists from our collective attendees and speakers last year was over 500k within the RV/travel community.
→ 50% full-time RVers & 50% either part-time RVing or planning to buy an RV within the next year.
  Age range from 20 – 70 years old (average age: 45)
  55% female, 45% male

LOCATION

After outgrowing our original venue in Texas, we’ve moved our RVE Summit venue to be hosted at Lake Guntersville State Park. This state park is tucked away in the hill country of northern Alabama just a few hours from Chattanooga (nearest airport is Huntsville within 50 minutes). In addition to the 300 site, lakefront campground, this venue has a beautiful lodge that sits on a bluff overlooking the water where we’ll host all of our workshops and mainstage sessions.

Throughout the week of the conference, our attendees will be able to enjoy numerous nature and biking trails, ziplining, a golf course, and other local attractions.

 

BENEFITS OF SPONSORSHIP

Our attendees take action on the products and companies we recommend during our Summit. Here is an example of one of many emails we’ve received from our attendees who have either purchased or used one of the companies who have sponsored RVE Summit in the past.

Our main goal for our sponsors is to connect you with your future customers in an authentic way. This means we won’t have booths set up to pitch your product like at a trade show, but we’ll actually find a thoughtful way to integrate your company into our Summit Experience.

You’ll have time to engage with your future customers in an intimate setting, learn about their needs and build trust that leads to customer acquisition.

Here are a few ways we’ve integrated our sponsors into the RVE Summit:

SHARE YOUR BRAND STORY

As our headline sponsor last year we brought Winnebago’s Class B product manager, Russ Garfin, up on the stage to talk about the future of Class B RVs and what it was like launching the 4X4 Revel. This was an opportunity for our attendees to talk directly with an RV manufacturer about features they love and a chance for Winnebago to engage with its customers. 

TEACH WHAT YOU KNOW

One of the core values of RVE Summit is to share actional knowledge. We host workshops on a number of topics that help our attendees grow their own business from the road. As part of our event, we’ll have a small number of sponsors who host their own workshop and share their expertise with our attendees. 

Our workshops don’t have to be about your core business, but they absolutely can be.

Examples of past sponsored workshops:

 How to Grow Your Business with Facebook Ads, hosted by Camping World
 Start a Side Hustle By Renting Out Your RV, hosted by Outdoorsy
 Establishing Your Domicile, Hosted by Xscapers

PRODUCT FEEDBACK

During our 2018 RVE Summit we created the “Winnebago Lab” experience where our attendees could visit 1-on-1 with product managers to discuss ideas for workspace modifications in RVs. This offered an opportunity for Winnebago to get valuable feedback from a concentrated community of working RVers, while also giving our attendees a chance to voice their workspace ideas. 

FEATURED LIVE STREAM SPONSOR

Each year during the RVE Summit we live stream all of our main stage speakers. Since we always sell out of tickets, this allows more people to tune into the event. We hire a video crew with multiple cameras, a switchboard, and run a full production for our live stream. Last year our collective live stream reach was over 50,000 viewers.

As a live stream sponsor, we will drive viewers over to your social media channels through on-stage mentions and by tagging your brand page in our live stream posts.

GIVEAWAYS

Throughout the weekend, we host multiple giveaways for products donated by our sponsors. If you have an awesome product that would be relevant for RVers or entrepreneurs, we will host a giveaway for your product during our event. This would consist of telling our attendees about your product from the main stage, gathering hype about the product, and announcing the giveaway from the main stage. 

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

Full-Timer – $7,500 (0/2 remaining)

→ Opening or closing party sponsor: As one of our featured sponsors you’ll be sponsoring one of our two parties.
          – Opening party: This will be the kickoff event for our RV Entrepreneur Summit and all attendees will be present. The opening party will be hosted inside the Hickory Room, the lodge bar that we’ve rented out for our Summit. Local beers and other alcoholic drinks will be served. 
          – Closing party/Dinner: On Saturday night we’ll host a dinner in the main conference room for all of our attendees. This is consistently one of our attendees’ favorite parts of the Summit as it’s a time to share a meal with new friends. You’ll be known as the sponsor who made it happen.
→ Workshop host: At this sponsorship level you’ll have the opportunity to host your own hour-long workshop as part of the Summit. Typical attendance for our workshops is 50-100+ attendees per session. This is a chance to teach on a topic that is both beneficial for our attendees and shows off why your product or service is awesome for RV Entrepreneurs.
→ Main stage promotion: We’ll promote all of our sponsors from the main stage and during our workshops. We’ll talk about why we’re excited to partner with your company and everyone will know you helped make the 2019 RV Entrepreneur Summit possible.
→ Speaker dinner invitation: On Thursday evening we’ll host a special dinner for our speakers and you’ll be invited to join us. This is a time to connect with our speakers before the event ever kicks off.
→ Swag bag contribution: Every year we put together an awesome bag of gear for our attendees. You’ll be able to add your own special contribution to the mix.
→ 4 RVE Summit tickets for your team: Bring up to four of your team members to the 2019 RVE Summit.
→ Logo on conference website & event signage: Leading up to and during the event we’ll make sure that our attendees know that you helped us make this year’s summit possible.
→ Dedicated email callout: Prior to the Summit, we’ll send a special email with a link to your website to 12,000+ RVers on our email list.

Weekend Warrior Level – $5,000 (4)

→ Coworking Space Sponsor: A big part of our event actually takes place before the Summit even kicks off. Since most RVers arrive early (roughly 50% stay for the full week of the conference, based on last year’s numbers), we set up a coworking space from Monday- Thursday with coffee, snacks, and wifi. At this level, you make the coworking space a reality and fuel the most important part of any event: the coffee.
→ Workshop host: At this sponsorship level you’ll have the opportunity to host your own hour-long workshop as part of the Summit. Typical attendance for our workshops is 50-100+ attendees per session. This is a chance to teach on a topic that is both beneficial for our attendees and shows off why your product or service is awesome for RV Entrepreneurs.
→ Main stage promotion: We’ll promote all of our sponsors from the main stage and during our workshops. We’ll talk about why we’re excited to partner with your company and everyone will know you helped make the 2019 RV Entrepreneur Summit possible.
→ Speaker dinner invitation: On Thursday evening we’ll host a special dinner for our speakers and you’ll be invited to join us. This is a time to connect with our speakers before the event ever kicks off.
→ Swag bag contribution: Every year we put together an awesome bag of gear for our attendees. You’ll be able to add your own special contribution to the mix.
→ 3 RVE Summit tickets for your team: Bring up to three of your team members to the 2019 RVE Summit.
→ Logo on conference website & event signage: Leading up to and during the event we’ll make sure that our attendees know that you helped us make this year’s summit possible.

Happy Camper Level – $2,500 (4)

→ Featured Livestream Sponsor: At this level, you’ll have an opportunity to connect to our attendees both in person and online. As a featured live stream sponsor we will tag your brand in select posts during the live stream of our main stage speakers. This gives online viewers a chance to connect to your brand as well as drives traffic to your social channels from our live stream. 
→ Main stage promotion: We’ll promote all of our sponsors from the main stage and during our workshops. We’ll talk about why we’re excited to partner with your company and everyone will know you helped make the 2019 RV Entrepreneur Summit possible.
→ Speaker dinner invitation: On Thursday evening we’ll host a special dinner for our speakers and you’ll be invited to join us. This is a time to connect with our speakers before the event ever kicks off.
→ Swag bag contribution: Every year we put together an awesome bag of gear for our attendees. You’ll be able to add your own special contribution to the mix.
→ 2 RVE Summit tickets for your team: Bring up to two of your team members to the 2019 RVE Summit.
→ Logo on conference website & event signage: Leading up to and during the event we’ll make sure that our attendees know that you helped us make this year’s summit possible.

Have questions or want to talk specifics? Reach out to Heath at info@heathandalyssa.com.

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