2019 Small Business Growth Summit

Sponsorship Opportunities

Presenting Sponsor $25,000 (Reserved for 2 sponsors)

  • Prominent logo recognition as Presenting Sponsor on event materials (including 6,000+ invitations).
  • Logo featured on internationally televised profiles of award-winning small businesses.
  • Logo recognition as Presenting Sponsor on event webpage (option to link to your website).
  • Logo recognition as Presenting Sponsor on iConnect (1,700+ members).
  • Recognition from stage during Summit and potential for speaking role at Summit.
  • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor in social media coverage.
  • Opportunity to sponsor a break-out session or workshop.
  • 6 tickets to Summit networking session(s).
  • Option to provide branded “take-away” gift for attendees.

Network Builder $10,000

  • Logo recognition on event materials (including 6,000+ invitations).
  • Logo recognition on event webpage and on iConnect (1,700+ members).
  • Recognition in social media coverage.
  • Recognition from stage during Summit.
  • Opportunity to sponsor a break-out session or workshop.
  • 4 tickets to Summit networking session(s).

Small Business Champion $5,000

  • Logo recognition on event materials (including 6,000+ invitations).
  • Logo recognition on event webpage and on iConnect (1,700+ members)./li>
  • 2 tickets to Summit networking session(s).

For more information, contact Brandon Mastrangelo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (617) 350-6304.

Award Nominations are open!

Each year, we honor small business owners who embody our mission of job creation and community revitalization, as well as the individuals who help get them there. Consider nominating a business owner or instructor today! The categories are:

Big Time Operator Nominations 2015: awarded to a business owner who has completed Interise’s StreetWise ‘MBA’™/StreetWise Steps™ curriculum and who exemplifies our mission by achieving exceptional growth and job creation.

Local Leader Nominations 2015: awarded to a business owner who has completed Interise’s StreetWise ‘MBA’™/StreetWise Steps™ curriculum and who exemplifies our mission by demonstrating an outstanding commitment to his or her community.

Interise Instructor of the Year Nominations 2015: awarded to an instructor of Interise’s StreetWise ‘MBA’™/StreetWise Steps™ curriculum who has shown outstanding dedication to the small business owners in his or her community, and who exemplifies Interise’s commitment to economic revitalization in low- and moderate-income communities.


Nominations are accepted until July 31st. Self-nominations are accepted. All business owners who have completed Interise’s StreetWise ‘MBA’™/StreetWise Steps™ curriculum through Interise or one of our partner programs are eligible. Interise will follow up with all nominated business owners for additional information. Any instructor involved in the StreetWise ‘MBA’™/StreetWise Steps™ curriculum through Interise or one of our partners is eligible for the Interise Instructor of the Year award. Please contact Laura at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (857) 453-8617 with any questions.

thrive! A CELEBRATION OF OUR SMALL BUSINESS COMMUNITY


Join us for our annual celebration of small business growth!

The hard work, commitment and support of our community of small business owners, instructors, partners, volunteers and other supporters has resulted in 1,128 net jobs created in 2013, with an average salary of over $45,000 for new hires. 

NOMINATE: A fellow business owner

NOMINATE: An outstanding instructor

NOMINATE: An invaluable local leader

Come and celebrate our success, because when small business thrives, their communities benefit.

October 23, 2015
7:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Mandarin Oriental
776 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199

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