Sponsor the first Gangplank-centric conference

conference2 300x108 Sponsor the first Gangplank centric conferenceGangplank is about humans – connecting with one another, creating together and building strong communities. Our model is focused on civic engagement and economic development through social capital. The participants in our space give back with their time and skills, fostering a deeper investment in their local community.

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, we rely on our partners to keep our work sustainable and innovative. In exchange, you have the opportunity to tie your brand to our creative and cutting-edge community, associating your company with the startup and entrepreneur scene.

Our Gangplank Director’s Conference brings together the top leaders from our national network and immerses them in the Gangplank culture and our relationship with the local community. Additionally, our ‘Walk the Plank’ conference on Friday invites community and government leaders from all over Arizona to come learn more about our innovative model.

Interested in being a part of the inaugural Gangplank gathering? Below are our sponsorship levels. Email katie(at)gangplankhq.com to connect your company.

Sailor (Meal Sponsor) — $100 (3 spots remaining)
Company name/logo listed on our site
Thank you & recognition during the meal you sponsor
Opportunity to display a sign or banner on the food table
Hand out materials, swag, other relevant materials
Option to pay food vendors directly
Two tickets to the private mixer on Friday, June 22nd

Gunner — $250 (1 spots remaining)
Logo on Gangplank Director’s Conference t-shirt
Company name/logo listed on our site
Thank you & recognition during welcome & ‘Walk the Plank’ event Friday
Opportunity to hang banners at ‘Walk the Plank’
Hand out materials, swag, other relevant materials
Two tickets to the private mixer on Friday, June 22nd

Captain — $500 (1 spot remaining)
Custom survey of the startup community (we can create survey & produce report)
Thank you blog posted to all Gangplank location social sites (Facebook/Twitter)
Offer a prize to a team or individual via raffle/vote. (eg. iPhone, netbook, software)
All benefits of the Gunner sponsorship
Four tickets to the private mixer on Friday, June 22nd

Pirate King — $1,000 (1 spot remaining)
Invitation to address attendees for 3 minutes.
Headlining sponsor of ‘Walk the Plank’ with naming alongside Gangplank
All benefits of the Captain sponsorship
Six tickets to the private mixer on Friday, June 22nd

Take the Gangplank Community Survey

Susan Baier of Audience Audit, has donated her services to help us learn more about our audience and messaging. Your feedback will help us better understand the Gangplank community.

You do not need to be a regular, or even a fan to participate. We’re looking for feedback from anyone that’s heard of us, so please pass the link along to others throughy our networks. Your responses are completely anonymous.

Here’s the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Gangplank

If you complete the survey by the end of the next Friday (5/25) will be entered in a sweepstakes to win a $100 Amazon.com gift card. The survey will close on June 1st and results will be presented in a blog post, as well as the June 20th Gangplank Chandler brownbag.

The more responses we get, the more statistical significant the data – so take 15 minutes of your time and help us learn more about this fantastic movement.

‘Walk the Plank’ Unconference

This year, Gangplank will be hosting our first event focused exclusively on immersing others in the Gangplank philosophy on Friday, June 22nd, 2012. The ‘Walk the Plank’ Unconference is open to individuals interested in learning more about the Gangplank model, as well as discussing the impact of collaboration on various industries. The event will take place in Downtown Chandler, Arizona. Continue reading

Pardon Our Dust

Gangplank’s growth over the past year has created a fantastic network of talent, mentors and Gangplank culture, allowing Gangplank to continue to innovate.

With this growth, we’ve been making changes in order to better serve the local Gangplank communities, as well as give you the opportunity to learn about HQ’s larger vision.

As part of this mission, we have been separating Gangplank HQ updates and notifications from local Gangplank information. The latest improvement has been to our websites. Continue reading

Weekly Roundup – April 24th – April 30th

This week at Gangplank:

 

Wednesday, April 25th

  • (12:00-1:00pm) Gangplank Brownbag: Gangplank Open Forum
  • (1:00-4:00pm) Mentor Office Hours Writing [RSVP]
  • (6:00-11:30pm) Hacknight – Open
  • (6:30-8:00pm) Learn Python the Hard Way Study Group
  • (6:30-9:00pm) Beta Testing Night
  • (7:00-8:30) Gangplank Street Hockey – Open
  • (7:00-8:30) Intro to Video Studio – [RSVP]
  • (7:00-9:00pm) Storytellers AZ – Open
  • (8:00-10:00pm) Software Engineering Reading Group
Thursday, April 26th

Friday, April 27th

  • (4:00-5:00pm) Gangplank Mile

Saturday, April 28th

  • (9:00pm-12:00pm) Welcome to the Real World

 

Event Update for April 11-16

This week at Gangplank:

Wednesday, April 11th

  • (9:30-12:30) Mentor Office Hours Sales, Marketing and Leadership Mentor Office Hours [RSVP]
  • (12:00-1:00pm) GP Brownbag: Exercise at Work
  • (1:00-4:00pm) Mentor Office Hours Writing [RSVP]
  • (6:30-8:00pm) Learn Python the Hard Way Study Group
  • (7:00-9:00pm) Mentor Office Hours Stage, Leadership & Team Development [RSVP]
  • (7:00pm) Street Hockey
  • (7:00-9:00pm) Storytellers AZ
  • (8:00-10:00pm) Software Engineering Reading Group

Thursday, April 12th

  • (5:00-6:00pm) Chandler Small Business Association
  • (6:30-8:00pm) WordPress Meetup

Friday, April 13th

  • (1:00-4:00pm) Bookkeeping & Beers Meetup (All welcome!)
  • (4:00-5:00pm) Gangplank Mile
Saturday, April 14th
    (9:00am-Noon) LEGO Madness for kids – Bridges, Towers & Race Cars

Monday, April 16th

Weekly Roundup – April 3rd – April 9th

This week at Gangplank:

Wednesday, April 4th

  • (11:30-12:00) Intro to Gangplank
  • (1:00-2:00pm) Lunch with Gangplank Staff
  • (1:00-2:00pm) Startup BBQ
  • (1:00-4:00pm) Mentor Office Hours Writing [RSVP]
  • (4:00-5:00pm) GP Studios Initiative [Open]
  • (5:00-6:00pm) GP Jr Initiative Meeting [Open]
  • (6:00pm) Hacknight [Open]
  • (6:30-8:00pm) Learn Python the Hard Way Study Group
  • (7:00-9:00pm) LEGO Madness for Adults
  • (7:00pm) Street Hockey
  • (8:00-10:00pm) Software Engineering Reading Group

Friday, April 6th

  • (4:00-5:00pm) Gangplank Mile
Saturday, April 7th
    (9:00am-Noon) LEGO Madness for kids – Bridges, Towers & Race Cars

Monday, April 9th