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HYPE, a program of the Greater Houston Partnership, was founded in 2010 and has since hosted more than 150 premier events with over 9,000 attendees. HYPE serves young professionals and entrepreneurs.

HYPE is a place for people to come together to connect, inspire and thrive as professionals. HYPE members work in all industries across Houston from energy to banking and engineering to creative services. Our members are committed to professional development and are eager to make lasting connections.

Gain visibility with these next generation business leaders and grow your own talent pipeline by supporting HYPE, Houston Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs.

Place your brand in front of an active group of young professionals and entrepreneurs
Sponsorship Opportunities
Annual Premier
Annual Sponsorship Opportunity
  • Recognition as Annual Premier Sponsor in all communications relating to young professionals’ events, activities and announcements
  • Opportunity to appoint a young professional company representative to be on the HYPE Leadership Team
  • Logo on the homepage of the HYPE website with hyperlink to your organization’s website
  • Logo on the HYPE website sponsor landing page
  • Logo in HYPE newsletters and emails
  • Logo on signage at 2019 HYPE events
  • Opportunity for your CEO to be a featured speaker at a HYPE event during the year (upon request)
  • Opportunity to highlight your company or your YP employees in a web posting on the HYPE blog, which will be shared on HYPE social media channels (text to be provided by sponsor)*
  • Opportunity for a “Why Houston” presentation from the HYPE Leadership Team given to your interns and young professionals (upon request)
  • Four (4) complimentary tickets to the coveted HYPE Power Hour events
  • Ten (10) complimentary tickets to all other HYPE events, including Impact Awards
Opportunities & Pricing

2019 Annual Premier Sponsors: $12,000

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Annual Supporting
Annual Sponsorship Opportunity
  • Recognition as Annual Supporting Sponsor in all communications relating to young professionals’ events, activities and announcements
  • Opportunity to appoint a company representative to be on the HYPE Leadership Team
  • Company name on the homepage of the HYPE website (www.ghphype.org)
  • Company name on the HYPE website sponsor landing page (www.ghphype.org)
  • Company name in HYPE e-newsletters and emails
  • Company name on signage at 2019 HYPE events
  • Two (2) complimentary tickets to the coveted HYPE Power Hour events
  • Six (6) complimentary tickets to all other HYPE events, including Impact Awards
Opportunities & Pricing

2019 Annual Supporting Sponsors: $6,000

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HYPEx Series
Networking & Activity Series

HYPEx is an event series that will integrate traditional networking mixers with experiential activities. 

HYPEx Series Supporter

  • Company logo in the HYPE e-blasts promoting the event
  • Company name on event website posting at houston.org
  • Name recognition on the HYPE sponsors page
  • Four (4) tickets for all 2019 HYPEx events
  • Two (2) tickets to the Impact Awards
  • Minimum of two events for 2019
Opportunities & Pricing

HYPEx Series Supporter — $3,500

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Power Hour - Spring
Premier Professional Development Series

Power Hour provides HYPE members exclusive access to interact and enjoy breakfast with industry experts from the Partnership’s Board of Directors, as well as other key business leaders in Houston. Previously known as Thought Leader Breakfast, this event always sells out.

Spring Presenting Sponsor: $3,000 (Exclusive) (March 2019)

  • Opportunity for company representative to present opening
  • remarks at each event
  • Logo in HYPE e-blasts promoting the event
  • Logo on event page at houston.org
  • Four (4) tickets for the Spring Power Hour event
Opportunities & Pricing

Spring Power Hour Sponsor: $3,000

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Thrive Series
Event Series

The Thrive series is all about creating a thriving community in Houston. Whether that be through public policy, professional development, quality of life or entrepreneurship, Thrive brings together business owners, innovators and young professionals for candid conversations.

Thrive Series Sponsors

  • Logo in the HYPE e-blasts promoting Thrive events
  • Logo on Thrive event pages at houston.org
  • Name recognition on the HYPE sponsors page
  • Four (4) tickets to all 2019 Thrive events
  • Two (2) tickets to the Impact Awards
  • Minimum of two events for 2019
Opportunities & Pricing

Thrive Series Sponsors — $3,500

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Power Hour - Fall
Premier Professional Development Series

Power Hour provides HYPE members exclusive access to interact and enjoy breakfast with industry experts from the Partnership’s Board of Directors, as well as other key business leaders in Houston. Previously known as Thought Leader Breakfast, this event always sells out.

Fall Presenting Sponsor: $3,000 (Exclusive) (September 2019)

  • Opportunity for company representative to present opening
  • remarks at each event
  • Logo in HYPE e-blasts promoting the event
  • Logo on event page at houston.org
  • Four (4) tickets for the Fall Power Hour event
Opportunities & Pricing

Fall Power Hour Sponsor: $3,000

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How Our Sponsors Shine at Events
CenterPoint Energy
2018 Annual Supporting Sponsor

Houston-based CenterPoint Energy is a Fortune 500 electric and natural gas utility serving several markets in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas. The company is one of the largest consumer energy providers in the country. CenterPoint is a consistent supporter and sponsor of the HYPE program. 

"I received a lot of positive feedback from our participants in HYPE"s Election Hot Topics event. They thought it was very informative and they also liked that the conversation didn't favor certain parties. It was a genuine and open conversation about Houston issues."

— Jackie Garcia
Bauer Graduate & Professional Programs
2018 Annual Premier Sponsor

The program portfolio at Bauer College is designed with the business community in mind. The college works with advisory board members, recruiters and partners to determine where it can improve or change curriculum to address industry need, and in doing so, give its students an experiential learning opportunity that is unmatched. Bauer College is Houston’s most comprehensive business school, offering degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels, as well as tailored executive education opportunities.

"Bauer Graduate & Professional Programs wanted to be involved with the Greater Houston Partnership in some way. HYPE allows us that connection and matches our target audience of young professionals in Houston who are looking to further develop themselves. HYPE also provides us with a platform for our current and prospective students and alumni to network and interact with young professional outside of the Bauer family."

— Lenay Johnson, Associate Director, Graduate Admissions
Power Hour Series Sponsor
Awty International School
HYPEX Series Sponsor
JLL
Thrive Series Sponsor
PKF Texas
Allegiance Bank