Come Show Us Your Hustle
Sponsor Innovative Entrepreneurship
Every day there are thousands of great business ideas that fall to the wayside because they don’t get the kind of positive traction they need to be successful; ideas that can make a difference in the world, inspire change, or even create substantial capital given the right support.
That’s why we created HustleMe, or what we fondly refer to as the “rap battle of entrepreneurship.”
Inspired by the downtown hustle and today’s free-flowing entrepreneurs who are ready to live their dreams, this is the perfect opportunity for investors, collaborators, and like-minded entrepreneurs to come together to create something profound. More importantly, this is a rare chance for brands like yours to show they stand behind the men, women, and youth who have big ideas and even bigger dreams—and want to provide the support needed to help them get their message (and yours) out there to the world.
Limitless Brand Potential
As a brand owner, there’s nothing like backing projects that have the potential to put you front and center of people who value your ideas, services, or products. And when you become one of our sponsors, you’ll be connecting with a strong base of young entrepreneurs and potential customers that see firsthand that you care about breathing new life into great ideas and strong cultures. This is an exclusive opportunity to support a creative force that’s propelling personal and professional growth forward in exciting new ways—and your brand gets to be at the forefront of that movement.
Building a Community of Entrepreneurs
Launched in early 2017, HustleMe has already connected with more than 30 original startups representing some of the most innovative industries all over the globe. We’ve also had the utmost pleasure in awarding three entrepreneurs— Rachelle Enright from RÜTS Cosmetics, Mark Rizk of Oombo Technologies Inc, and Samantha Stahlke of Ominous Games—with financial support to live out their dreams.
By 2018, we want to create even more opportunities for even more deserving entrepreneurs and we want you to join our sponsorship group, so you too can help this new generation of doers reach for the stars.
Here are just a few of the amazing brands who have supported our entrepreneurs since our inception:
Trushield Insurance, KvGo, OPN, Durham Workforce Authority, Steam Whistle, WeWorks, Shopify, Startup Durham, Startup Peterborough, Durham College, UOIT Brilliant Entrepreneurship, Spark Centre, BACD, Pat Doyle’s Proforma, Thomas and Efraim LLP and Inclusive Advisory.