Information for Sponsors

If your company is interested in supporting women in computer science, sponsoring CS Kickstart is a great way to make a difference! Your sponsorship gift will enable us to host the Kickstart participants, recruit teachers and guest speakers, and create an enjoyable and educational week for women to explore computer science. To get involved, please see our sponsorship levels below and contact Rebecca Andrews (rband@umich.edu).

Gigabyte Sponsor

Donation amount: $250
Sponsor perks at this level include:

  • Sending a representative to a networking event during CS Kickstart
  • Distributing company promotional materials to CS Kickstart participants
  • Company logo on website
  • Terabyte Sponsor

    Donation amount: $850
    Sponsor perks at this level include:

  • All Gigabyte sponsor perks
  • Company logo on t-shirt
  • Sending a representative to our KickStart Week Industry Panel (if space available)
  • Opportunity to sponsor a special event during CS Kickstart Week (i.e. Dinner, Social Event, Scavenger Hunt, or Hackathon / Hack Night)
  • Sponsorship FAQs

    What is the schedule for CS Kickstart Week?

    This is the second year of the program, so we are still tweaking the schedule a bit. You can find the schedule from last years program here.

    When is the industry panel?

    This years industry panel will be during the week of August 27th-September 1st. Check back soon for the exact date.

    What will the industry panel look like?

    For the panel, we ask panelists to share with our students what led them to work in software development and engineering and offer advice for students who are also interested in a technical career. There will be several prepared questions from the organizers, followed by Q&A from the CS KickStart participants.

    My company is donating! When and where do we send the money?

    We accept donations year round. However, in order to be featured on the current year's website and T-shirts, a donation should be sent by no later than June 30 of the current year.

    To pay by credit card, visit our online donation page on the U of M website.

    To pay by check, mail it to:

    CS KickStart
    Bob and Betty Beyster Building
    2260 Hayward Street
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2121

    One of our organizers will send you a confirmation once we receive the check.

    What does hosting a field trip entail?

    There are around 20 participants and 10 volunteers that come on the industry field trip. Some suggested activities include short office tours, informal employee presentations, and mingling time for employees and CS Kickstarters. Feel free to have fun with it! CS Kickstart can help you work out a schedule and organize transportation to your offices.