Information for Sponsors

If your company is interested in supporting women and other underrepresented groups in computer science, sponsoring CS KickStart is a great way to make a difference! CS KickStart is a University of Michigan sponsored student organization. Your sponsorship gift will enable us to host the KickStart participants, recruit teachers and guest speakers, and create an enjoyable and educational week for participants to explore computer science. To get involved, please see our sponsorship levels below and contact Abby Hart (

Kilobyte Sponsor

Donation amount: $750 (funds 1.5 participants)

Sponsor perks at this level include:

Company logo on website

Distributing company promotional materials to CS KickStart participants

Megabyte Sponsor

Donation amount: $1000 (funds 2 participants)

Sponsor perks at this level include:

All Kilobyte sponsor perks

Sending a representative to the Industry Dinner (if space available)

Company logo on t-shirt

Gigabyte Sponsor

Donation amount: $2000 (funds 4 participants)

Sponsor perks at this level include:

All Megabyte sponsor perks

Sending a representative to the Industry Panel (if space available)

Gain access to the CS KickStart alumni resume book (made from current and former participants throughout the years)

Opportunity to send updates about upcoming events, opportunities, and news about your company on our CS KickStart mailing list. This offers a long term relationship with the students.

Terabyte Sponsor

Donation amount: $3000 (funds 6 participants)

Sponsor perks at this level include:

All Gigabyte sponsor perks

Opportunity to sponsor a special event during CS KickStart Week (i.e. Dinner, Social Event, Scavenger Hunt, or Hackathon / Hack Night)

Holding a workshop/event during school year with CS KickStart alumni (former participants throughout the years)

Custom Donation

If your company is interested in donating a custom amount, please let us know so we can work with you to create a sponsorship package that works for you.

Sponsors FAQ

What is the schedule for CS KickStart Week?

The schedule for this year's program has not been finalized yet, but you can find the schedule from the previous years here!

When is the industry panel?

This year's industry panel will be during the week of August 20th - August 25th. The exact date of the panel will be finalized when we are closer to the start of the program!

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 or looking to learn more about different careers in tech. 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 provided to student participants, a donation should be sent by no later than June 30, 2023. All donations must be made by check.

To give by credit card, visit our online donation page on the University of Michigan website.

To give by check:

Make check payable to: "University of Michigan"

Memo line or check stub: "Gift to CS Kickstart"

Mail check to:

University of Michigan

College of Engineering

1221 Beal Ave. Suite G264

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

What does working with CS KickStart during the school year look like?

We would be happy to arrange an alumni event with you! This could occur either in person or virtually, depending on the state of COVID-19. Opportunities include, but are not limited to, networking events, dinners with your representatives, and educational or professional workshops. We are always open to new ideas, so feel free to have fun with it!

For companies located in Ann Arbor, if normal campus activity resumes as planned, we could arrange a company tour! Please see below for additional information.

What does hosting a field trip/tour entail?

There are around 20 participants and 6 volunteers that come on the industry filed 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.

The Regents of the University of Michigan has 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exempt status; our federal tax ID number is 38-6006309. University of Michigan Office of University Development 1-888-518-7888.