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HYPE, a program of the Greater Houston Partnership, was founded in 2010 and has since hosted more than 150 premier events with over 9,000 attendees. HYPE serves young professionals and entrepreneurs.

HYPE is a place for people to come together to connect, inspire and thrive as professionals. HYPE members work in all industries across Houston from energy to banking and engineering to creative services. Our members are committed to professional development and are eager to make lasting connections.

Gain visibility with these next generation business leaders and grow your own talent pipeline by supporting HYPE, Houston Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs.

Place your brand in front of an active group of young professionals and entrepreneurs
Sponsorship Opportunities
Annual Premier
Annual Sponsorship Opportunity
  • Recognition as Annual Premier Sponsor in all communications relating to young professionals’ events, activities and announcements
  • Opportunity to appoint a young professional company representative to be on the HYPE Leadership Team
  • Logo on the homepage of the new HYPE website with hyperlink to your organization website
  • Logo on the new HYPE website sponsor landing page
  • Logo in HYPE e-newsletters and emails
  • Logo on signage at 2018 HYPE events
  • Opportunity for your CEO to be a featured speaker at a HYPE event during the year (upon request)
  • Opportunity to highlight your company or your young professional employees in a web posting on the HYPE blog, which will be   shared on HYPE social media channels (text to be provided by sponsor)
  • Opportunity for a “Why Houston” presentation from the HYPE Leadership Team given to your interns and young professionals   (upon request)
  • Six (6) complimentary tickets to all 2018 HYPE events including HYPE Impact Awards 
Opportunities & Pricing

2018 Annual Premier Sponsors: $12,000

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Annual Supporting
Annual Sponsorship Opportunity
  • Recognition as Annual Supporting Sponsor in all communications relating to young professionals’ events, activities  and announcements
  • Opportunity to appoint a company representative to be on the HYPE Leadership Team
  • Company name on the homepage of the new HYPE website
  • Company name on the new HYPE website sponsor landing page
  • Company name in HYPE e-newsletters and emails
  • Company name on signage at 2018 HYPE events
  • Four (4) complimentary tickets to all 2018 HYPE events including HYPE Impact Awards
Opportunities & Pricing

2018 Annual Supporting Sponsors: $6,000

Want more information about this sponsorship?
Impact Awards
Premier Special Event

The HYPE Impact Awards highlights exemplary feats demonstrated by Houston’s next generation leaders. Your company will receive prominent branding at this event. Position your company as actively involved in recognizing Houston’s top talent as well as entrepreneurs.

Presenting Sponsor - SOLD

Gold Sponsor

  • Company logo on all marketing materials and emails, HYPE Impact Awards event banner, Partnership's HYPE Impact Awards event page and post-event thank you sent to all attendees. 
  • Opportunity to place a promotional item in swag bags for HYPE Impact Award recipients
  • Recognition at the event by the emcee
  • Ten (10) tickets to the HYPE Impact Awards
  • Prominent reserved seating

Silver Sponsor

  • Company name on all marketing materials and emails, HYPE Impact Awards event banner and Partnership's HYPE Impact Awards event page
  • Opportunity to place a promotional item in swag bags for HYPE Impact Award recipients
  • Recognition at the event by the emcee
  • Eight (8) tickets to the HYPE Impact Awards

Bronze Sponsor

  • Company name on all marketing materials and emails, HYPE Impact Awards event banner and Partnership's HYPE Impact Awards event page
  • Recognition at the event by the emcee
  • Four (4) tickets to the HYPE Impact Awards
     
Opportunities & Pricing

Presenting Sponsor: $15,000 (SOLD)

Gold Sponsor: $8,000

Silver Sponsor: $5,000

Bronze Sponsor: $2,000

#HYPEimpact Social Media Underwriter: $6,000 

Stage Underwriter: $5,000

Attendee Badge & Lanyard (2-in-1 Charging Cable in Clip) Underwriter: $3,500 

Swag Bag Underwriter: $3,500 

Awards Menu Underwriter: $2,000 

Photography Underwriter: $1,500

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HYPEx Series
Networking Event Series

HYPEx is an event series that will integrate traditional networking mixers with experiential activities. 

HYPEx Series Sponsor

  • Logo in the HYPE e-blasts promoting the events
  • Logo on event signage and materials
  • Logo on all HYPEx event pages at houston.org
  • Company name on the new HYPE website sponsor page
  • Four (4) tickets for all 2018 HYPEx events HYPEx

Series Supporter

  • Company name in the HYPE e-blasts promoting the event
  • Company name on event website posting at houston.org
  • Name recognition on the new ghpHYPE.org sponsors page
  • Two (2) tickets for all 2018 HYPEx events
Opportunities & Pricing

HYPEx Presenting Sponsor — $5,000

HYPEx Supporting Sponsor — $3,000

Want more information about this sponsorship?
Power Hour Series
Premier Professional Development Series

Power Hour provides HYPE members exclusive access to interact and enjoy brunch with industry experts from the Partnership’s Board of Directors, as well as other key business leaders in Houston.


Presenting Series Sponsor

  • Opportunity for company representative to present opening remarks at each event
  • Logo in HYPE e-blasts promoting the event
  • Logo on event pages at houston.org
  • Four (4) tickets for both the Spring & Fall Power Hour events

Power Hour Series Supporter

  • Company name in HYPE e-blasts promoting the event
  • Company name on event pages at houston.org
  • Two (2) tickets for both the Spring & Fall Power Hour events
Opportunities & Pricing

Power Hour Presenting Series Sponsor: $5,000 (sold)

Power Hour Series Supporters: $2,000

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Thrive Series
Entrepreneur Event Series

The new Thrive series is all about business development and entrepreneurship. Thrive will bring together business owners, innovators and young professionals for candid conversations about the challenges of cultivating success in today’s digital world. Networking is not just collecting contacts; networking is about growing relationships.

Thrive Series Sponsors

  • Logo in the HYPE e-blasts promoting Thrive events
  • Logo on Thrive event pages at houston.org
  • Company name on the new HYPE website sponsor page
  • Two (2) tickets to all 2018 Thrive events
Opportunities & Pricing

Thrive Series Presenting Sponsor — $3,000

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HYPE + Houston Interns
Premier Event

Have your summer interns experienced the HYPE of Houston? The HYPE + Houston Interns: Networking with a Purpose event aims to recruit summer interns across Houston to set their roots down in Houston.  Interns will network with HYPE leadership team and members to discover why our city is the ideal place to live, play and start a career. Showcase your company and interns in front of Houston’s premier young professionals at this event.

Presenting Sponsors

  • Exclusive “Why Houston” presentation from the HYPE Leadership Team given to your interns
  • Logo in the HYPE e-blasts promoting the event
  • Logo on event signage and materials
  • Logo on event page at houston.org
  • Company name on the new HYPE website sponsor page
  • Twenty (20) tickets to the HYPE + Houston Interns Social for your company’s young professionals and summer interns

Supporting Sponsors

  • Company name in HYPE e-blasts promoting the event
  • Company name on event signage and materials
  • Company name on event page at houston.org
  • Company name on the new HYPE website sponsor page
  • Twelve (12) tickets to the HYPE + Houston Interns Social for   your company’s young professionals and summer interns
Opportunities & Pricing

Presenting Sponsors: $3,000

Supporting Sponsors: $1,000

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How Our Sponsors Shine at Events
CenterPoint Energy
2018 Annual Supporting Sponsor

Houston-based CenterPoint Energy is a Fortune 500 electric and natural gas utility serving several markets in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas. The company is one of the largest consumer energy providers in the country. CenterPoint is a consistent supporter and sponsor of the HYPE program. 

"I received a lot of positive feedback from our participants in HYPE"s Election Hot Topics event. They thought it was very informative and they also liked that the conversation didn't favor certain parties. It was a genuine and open conversation about Houston issues."

— Jackie Garcia
Bauer Graduate & Professional Programs
2018 Annual Premier Sponsor

The program portfolio at Bauer College is designed with the business community in mind. The college works with advisory board members, recruiters and partners to determine where it can improve or change curriculum to address industry need, and in doing so, give its students an experiential learning opportunity that is unmatched. Bauer College is Houston’s most comprehensive business school, offering degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels, as well as tailored executive education opportunities.

"Bauer Graduate & Professional Programs wanted to be involved with the Greater Houston Partnership in some way. HYPE allows us that connection and matches our target audience of young professionals in Houston who are looking to further develop themselves. HYPE also provides us with a platform for our current and prospective students and alumni to network and interact with young professional outside of the Bauer family."

— Lenay Johnson, Associate Director, Graduate Admissions
Power Hour Series Sponsor
Awty International School
HYPEX Series Sponsor
JLL
Thrive Series Sponsor
PKF Texas
Allegiance Bank