The Don Ryan Center for Innovation is fostering a vibrant, business-centric community through proactive economic development along with a continued commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship. When you join the Don Ryan Center, you join a community of entrepreneurs and innovators, business owners, executives at all levels and individual leaders who play an active role in shaping the region's future while engaging with peers, mentors and like-minded individuals.

CHAIRMAN'S CIRCLE

Those who strategically align with the Don Ryan Center for Innovation and share similar core values. They place heavy importance on supporting key initiatives that enhance the future of entrepreneurism, development and a vibrant business-centric community. Their partnership allows DRCI to invest in proactive economic development and innovation-driven resources that provide powerful growth opportunities.

ANNUAL INVESTMENT: $2500

  • Signage recognition at all DRCI events (updated twice per year in January & July)
  • Invitation to annual Chairman’s Circle event: an exclusive, invitation-only gathering of Chairman’s Circle members along with community and regional leaders (event details TBD)
  • Opportunity to judge annual Pitchfest event with premier space to showcase brand (event details TBD)
  • Complimentary foursome at annual DRCI golf tournament (next event: fall 2019)
  • Select invitation to attend business development trips or conferences (details TBD)
  • Brand featured on DRCI website home page and member page as well as the Town of Bluffton website's DRCI page (full color logo with link)
  • Highlighted in e-communication upon joining, along with at least one additional featured spotlight within the year
  • Dedicated posts on the DRCI’s 3 social media platforms within one moth of joining
  • Complimentary registration for up to 10 representatives for all DRCI series events
  • Ten (10) complimentary tickets to DRCI annual signature events (except golf tournament, details TBD)
  • Special pricing & priority for access to The Hub, along with first rights for future sponsor and partnership opportunities

PARTNER

Those with a similar vision for the future of our community who understand the value of staying ahead in the evolving market. Up to 5 employees or group members are empowered to represent their brand while learning and engaging with the DRCI community.

ANNUAL INVESTMENT: $250

  • Brand featured on the DRCI website home page and member page
  • Highlighted in e-communication to subscribers upon joining
  • Featured on the DRCI’s 3 social media platforms within one moth of joining (combined with other new Partners for that month)
  • Complimentary registration for up to five (5) brand representatives for DRCI series events
  • Entered into drawing to win one complimentary foursome for DRCI annual golf tournament (entered every year of membership, next event: fall 2019)
  • Five (5) complimentary tickets to DRCI annual signature events (except golf tournament, details TBD)
  • Special pricing & priority for access to The Hub, along with first rights for future sponsor and partnership opportunities

INDIVIDUALS & STUDENTS

Entrepreneurs, community advocates, professionals and students at various levels seeking to grow personally and professionally while connecting with like-minded others.

ANNUAL INVESTMENT:

Individuals $50 | College Students $25

Students (grades 6-12) always complimentary

  • Complimentary registration for all series events
  • Special pricing & priority for signature DRCI events (event details TBD)
  • Special pricing & priority for access to The Hub
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