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RUW22 Call for Mentors, Sponsors, and Volunteers!

RampUp Weekend 2022 Call for Sponsors Mentors and Volunteers

Manitoba, are you ready for the province’s highly anticipated startup event of the year? 

RampUp Weekend, North Forge’s premier event, is looking for passionate mentors and sponsors.

Our event is only made possible through the hard work, time, and energy of our volunteers.

Let us create the next generation of startups together!

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Mentorship 

As a RampUp Weekend Mentor, you will be able to provide guidance, advice, and guide our aspiring entrepreneurs through the tough problems and pain points they’re trying to solve. An experienced mentor like you will impart knowledge, expertise, and wisdom from your area of expertise to enhance their mentees’ business ideas. 

Mentors for roles and fields include but are not limited to:

  • Marketing and branding 
  • Graphic Design, User Experience and User Interface (UX, UI)
  • Sales
  • Accounting
  • Business Advising
  • Business Model Development 
  • Advanced Manufacturing 
  • Engineering 
  • Back End Developer
  • Front End Developer 
  • Pitch Scrubbing 
  • Youth Mentorship

What do you gain as a #RampUp2022 mentor?

You’re able to connect and learn from the diverse perspectives of our participants from various backgrounds and generations.
Individuals of all ages and with different backgrounds think and act in different ways – we want all perspectives! Our participants range from post-secondary students, professional students, and workers, to retired individuals! The business relationship between a mentor and a mentee allows for people to learn similar ways of thinking and differences that could provide innovative perspectives and solutions. 

Gain the opportunity to make a change in someone’s entrepreneurial journey!
You’ll be first in our participants’ minds! Do you remember the teacher, boss, or coach who did or said something that impacted your life in a positive way? Step into the opportunity to do that for someone else!

Able to strengthen your knowledge, experiences, and lessons.
Put your knowledge and lessons into practice by sharing them with the community! Guide our participants through challenges, point out common problems, and enrich the lessons you learned with fresh perspectives.

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Sponsors 

Be part of the action-packed weekend by becoming a sponsor! 

RampUp Weekend has produced three multi-million dollar companies whose innovative solutions are making an impact in their respective communities. 

  • Permission Click (RampUp Weekend 2014), software that creates digital permission slips and facilitates payment collection for kindergarten to grade 12, was recently acquired by Intrado Corporation for its innovative product. 
  • Go Oil (RampUp Weekend 2017), a mobile oil change company, has sold over 40+ franchises in Canada and the United States!
  • Taiv (RampUp Weekend 2018) makes TV commercials targeted as Facebook ads. They replace commercials on live TV so that businesses can show more targeted advertisements instead.

These RampUp Weekend alumni drive demand for high skilled jobs in Manitoba and make our province one of the top innovative communities in Canada.

Why become a Sponsor?

A chance to create meaningful connections and establish relationships with our startup community!
Put your brand story in front of large audiences who haven’t yet heard of your business. Event recognition of sponsor logos on print materials, websites, pop-up banners, and other collateral materials are some ways you can get involved. By engaging with and working alongside our aspiring entrepreneurs beginning at the ideation stage, you’ll also have the unique chance to build trust with them and become part of their journey. 

The power of the collective.
As a sponsor, you’ll be working with teams first-hand on a shared goal and purpose. Associate your brand with innovative startups that your business can potentially use, integrate with, or commercialize. You can be at the forefront of our entrepreneurs’ minds when they think of trustworthy mentorship or seek help. 

Ready to leverage this opportunity and become a mentor or sponsor? Email our CEO, Joelle Foster, for more information.

*Currently seeking in-kind meal sponsorship in addition to the tiered packages.

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Volunteers:
We cannot do this without your unwavering support! If you are interested in entrepreneurship and would like to be a part of the positive energy this event creates, we would love for you to join us!

Roles include:

  • IT Support
  • AV Support
  • Judge’s Ambassador
  • VIP Ambassador
  • Event Timer 
  • General Assistance (Registration)
  • Setup, Takedown
  • …and more!
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