Engagement Opportunities

Engagement Opportunities

If you are interested in fostering, learning from or partnering with new and vetted startups in the unmanned systems and autonomous technologies space, take advantage of one or more of these opportunities.

Prize Benefactor

There are four (4) opportunities to be one of the most prestigious sponsors at AUVSI Novus Unmanned and receive top billing at this premier high-tech startup and investor event.

  • Contribute in cash toward the grand prize and be acknowledged through the:
    • Luncheon Keynote; OR
    • Closing fireside keynote (be one of two executive speakers)
    • Total investment: $37,500 ($25,000 of which will go toward grand prize)


  • Contribute through services and/or products and be acknowledged through panel moderating opportunity
    • Total investment: $45,000 in value of products and services

Thought Leader Sponsorship – Opening Panel

Moderate a panel of 3 to 4 top-tier high tech investors—investors who are among the most active in the unmanned and autonomous sector talking about what they see as trends and predictions for the next 12 months.

  • Investment: $15,000
  • Sponsor Limit: 1

Thought Leadership Sponsorship – Policy Panel

It has become more important than ever for Washington and industry to come together for collaborative discussions and conversations to continue the advancement of this industry. Show your leadership and expertise in this area by securing a seat on this panel.

  • Investment: $10,000
  • Sponsor Limit: 3

Breaks + Networking Sponsor

Good food and strong coffee—our investors, startups and attendees will have you to thank for keeping them energized and fueled-up throughout the day—no one wants to make important business decisions on an empty tank! Your sponsorship will be acknowledged through branded service items and signage.

  • Cost: $10,000
  • Sponsor Limit: 4

Startup Presentation Moderator

Help serve as a host for the main attraction of this event—the startup presentations. Up to twenty of the hottest, most qualified startups in the unmanned systems and autonomous technologies industry will present to vie for a grand prize, investments and partnership deals—the stakes are high! Help keep things lively and moving along smoothly!

  • Investment: $7,500
  • Sponsor Limit: 4

General Sponsorship

A cost-effective way to show your support for this startup community

  • Investment: $5,000
  • Sponsor limit: pending availability


  • Investment: $2500
  • Sponsor limit: pending availability

Sponsor benefits—all sponsors will receive the following:

  • Tabletop exhibit
  • Minimum two (2) registration passes
  • Branding and logo placement—according to sponsorship level—on, but not limited to, the following:
    • All digital promotion: website, email, digital brochures, etc.
    • Onsite signage
    • Any printed materials
    • Social media promotion

To learn more about these opportunities, please contact us:

Mike Greeson
Companies #–L
Mike Greeson
Director, Business Development & Strategy
mgreeson@auvsi.org | +1 571-255-7787
Wes Morrison
Companies M–Z
Wes Morrison
Sr. Business Strategist
wmorrison@auvsi.org | +1 571-255-7763
Alex Mann
Alex Mann
Business Operations Manager
amann@auvsi.org | +1 571-482-3204