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.
2018 Annual Premier Sponsors: $12,000
2018 Annual Supporting Sponsors: $6,000
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
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
HYPEx is an event series that will integrate traditional networking mixers with experiential activities.
HYPEx Series Sponsor
HYPEx Presenting Sponsor — $5,000
HYPEx Supporting Sponsor — $3,000
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
Power Hour Series Supporter
Power Hour Presenting Series Sponsor: $5,000 (sold)
Power Hour Series Supporters: $2,000
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
Thrive Series Presenting Sponsor — $3,000
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: $3,000
Supporting Sponsors: $1,000
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."
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."