2018 NC Open Pass Partner Prospectus

Greetings!

You are invited to become part of the Triangle’s most exciting and influential communities on civic technology – NC Open Pass.

Forward-thinking technologists, government officials, and community advocates regularly convene to exchange ideas, explore solutions, and identify best practices to improve the way our community can work together. We meet regularly to share ideas and work on projects affecting our community. Throughout the year, we hold conferences to energize, innovate, and improve our quality of life through technology.

Whether your priority is building your business with local government; supporting tech innovation for social impact; connecting with top coders, designers, and entrepreneurs; or raising the visibility of your products - partnering with NC Open Pass is a way to achieve your goals while practicing corporate, social responsibility.

Partnerships are the way we are able to continue to make progress and gather this unique community of forward-thinkers and doers. The NC Open Pass Co-chairs and planning teams all volunteer their time and energy to create these events and work toward outcome-based goals with our community partners.

We look forward to working with you to explore what type of participation will best meet your goals and we thank you for your support.  

Chris Mathews

Open Raleigh Brigade Captain, NC Open Pass Co-chair

christhedba@gmail.com

Jason Hibbets

Open Raleigh Brigade Captain, NC Open Pass Co-chair

jhibbets@gmail.com 

Zach Ambrose

Open Raleigh Brigade Captain, NC Open Pass co-chair

zambrose@ambrosestrategy.com 


About NC Open Pass

Open Raleigh Brigade launched a new initiative in 2016 called  NC Open Pass. It’s a partnership between North Carolina brigades and the first state-wide open data competition, NC DataPalooza.  NC Open Pass brings together the following events:

  • NC Open Pass DataJam (March 3-4, International Open Data Day) - Uniting communities through open data is everyone’s business. It goes to economic opportunity, government transparency, and quality of life. This year will be holding a data jam around affordable housing where data analysts, policy people, and non-profits will dig into available data to better understand the triangle’s affordable housing situation.
  • NC Open Pass Community Action Day (June 9) is a time for public innovation – to brainstorm creative solutions to community problems.
  • NC Open Pass National Day of Civic Hacking (August 11) - A national, coordinated effort bringing together urbanists, civic hackers, government staff, developers, designers, and community organizers to make their community better. This years event will have a virtual component with all NC Brigades who are part of the Open NC Collaborative.
  • NC Open Pass Civic Camp (September 21-22, formerly CityCamp NC) - An annual event bringing citizens, government, academia, and businesses together to openly innovate and improve our quality of life through technology.
  • NC Open Pass DataPalooza (November 8, formerly NC DataPalooza) - An open data competition to catalyze positive community and economic impact with coaching and cash prizes.

We will also be offering registrations to regional events outside of the Triangle planned by brigades in Asheville, Charlotte, and Greensboro as they are announced.

Reach the most influential people in civic and government technology

  • Leaders in government innovation
  • Talented, socially-minded developers, designers, data scientists, and UX experts
  • Cutting-edge government startups and entrepreneurs
  • Civic-focused foundations, philanthropists, journalists, and investors

NC Open Pass Audience

As an organization, NC Open Pass regularly reaches people in government, communities across the state, and across diverse civic-focused companies. Each of our events and conferences grows that reach even more.


About Civic Camp[a][b][c][d]

NC Open Pass Civic Camp (formerly CityCamp NC) is an annual event that brings citizens, city/county/state government, academia, and businesses together to openly innovate and improve our quality of life through technology. The vision for NC Open Pass Civic Camp is to bring civic technology-focused groups together for an annual “gathering of the civic tech tribe.”  29889135796_76d16784da_o.jpg

The seventh annual CityCamp NC, held on September 28-30, 2017 was a huge success. Over 200 people joined us for 2½ days to listen to talks, attend workshops, and improve our community. The 2017 event included participation from Code for Asheville,  Code for Cary, Code for Durham, Code for Greensboro, and Code for Raleigh.

2018 has several things in store as to innovate and grow the civic tech presence in the community. Attendees will continue to gain access to NC Open Pass that combines the premier civic innovation events around the Triangle, including Open Data Day, National Day of Civic Hacking, Civic Camp, and DataPalooza. NC Open Pass is also expanding to include other regional events from brigades in Asheville, Charlotte, and Greensboro as they are announced.


About DataPalooza

DataPalooza is  an open data competition that connects local entrepreneurs with relevant, clean data drawn from national, state, and local resources to develop applications and solutions that catalyze positive community and economic impact.  

Past  winners included the Downtown Raleigh Parking App, who partnered with North Hills Development and received seed funding from the City of Raleigh to implement their open data parking solutions.

The event is a 8-week competition that starts at Civic Camp and ends with the DataPalooza finale. Teams form during the Civic Camp hackathon and during the open enrollment period. Then over the course of 8 weeks, they refine their projects and compete for the chance to be one of three teams that pitch at the finale.

  • Kick-off  on September 22 – ideation and hackathon at Civic Camp
  • 7-week DataPalooza competition – build a scalable startup idea using open data
  • Finalist selection on October 22 – teams demo and compete at All Things Open
  • Final pitch day on November 8– Top three teams pitch to win seed funding

DataPalooza features a robust set of usable open data that can be manipulated by local entrepreneurs. We increase collaboration around open data and stimulate significant economic and community development by connecting entrepreneurs to useful data. Finally, we help position North Carolina as a hotbed of open data, research science, and entrepreneurial activity.

North Carolina innovators are ready to create positive impact and economic development using open data. You can help us sustain their work by sponsoring NC Open Pass. Your financial and in-kind support help us offer events, mentorship, and seed funding to turn ideas into scalable companies.


Be where government decision-makers and doers convene.

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Press Coverage


Event Partnership Levels

NC Open Pass Partnership levels

NC Open Pass

Partner for all events

Diamond

$10,000

Platinum

$5,000

Custom slide for slideshow at all events

Logo in thank you email to participants for all events

NC DataPalooza judging panel member

Company name in press releases for all events

Opening remarks at Civic Camp and DataPalooza

Logo on website and event materials for all events

Display table for materials at all events

Option to host a 50-minute breakout session at Civic Camp (must pitch session like all attendees)

Banner placed in registration area

Announced and thanked at all events

20 NC Open Pass tickets (unused passes can be converted to scholarships)

10 NC Open Pass tickets scholarships (to a group of your choice)

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10 NC Open Pass tickets (unused passes can be converted to scholarships)

                                                     


Civic Camp Partnership levels[f][g][h][i]

Civic Camp

September 2018

Gold

$2500

Silver

$1000

Bronze

$500

Supporter

$250

Logo on event website and materials

Logo on event slide showing partners

Announced and thanked at event

Inclusion in social media

Logo on event banner

Company name in press releases for event

Display table for materials at event

Option to host a 50-minute breakout session at Civic Camp (must pitch session like all attendees)

Place gift or literature at registration table

8 Civic Camp tickets

6 Civic Camp tickets

4 Civic Camp tickets

2 Civic Camp tickets

In-kind Partnerships

Please inquire about in-kind Partnerships opportunities  for venues, advertising, rental equipment, food and beverage, etc.


DataPalooza Partnership levels

DataPalooza

September 2018 - November 2018

Gold

$2500

Silver

$1000

Bronze

$500

Supporter

$250

Logo on event website and materials

Logo on event slide showing partners

Announced and thanked at event

Inclusion in social media

Logo on event banner

Company name in press releases for event

Display table for materials at event

Opportunity to delegate a participant as a final judge

Display signage at the event

Place gift or literature at registration table

Opportunity to sponsor a meal  with logo signage at serving area

8 DataPalooza VIP  tickets (November 2018)

6 DataPalooza VIP tickets (November 2018)

4 DataPalooza VIP tickets (November 2018)

2 DataPalooza VIP tickets (November 2018)

In-kind Partnerships

Please inquire about in-kind Partnerships opportunities  for venues, advertising, rental equipment, food and beverage, etc.


[a]What do you think about making this section and DataPalooza's section mirror each other? We could title this "About CivicCamp" and write both in the 1st person (Open Raleigh Brigade) voice or 3rd person.

[b]I think we lifted the text from each website. We can certainly get the voice matching though.

[c]I cleaned this up a bit, let me know what you think

[d]It seems a lot better to  me/ +1

[e]Added this benefit as I'm not sure any sponsor was going to use 20 passes

[f]What do you think about just having NC Open Pass sponsorships in this prospectus? $250-$10k levels we have here.  We could always handle CivicCamp or DataPalooza sponsorships on the side.

[g]I feel having the option, perceived or real, is important to the process of getting donations. I say keep them.

[h]Should we have the same options for Open Pass?

 

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Zach Ambrose

zambrose@AmbroseStrategy.com

919-438-2752 (office)

919-616-9969 (cell)

www.AmbroseStrategy.com

<https://www.linkedin.com/in/zambrose>

[i]I'd be OKay with moving the gold up to NC Open Pass, but don't think that 1k and lower should get exposure at all events. I think that's a huge perk we might be giving away at a lower cost.