Don’t be just a sponsor, become a part of the unique atmosphere.

We are looking for meaningful partnerships that want to support and ignite curiosity in our community.

Here are a few ideas how to highlight your business. But we are all about innovation and open to out of the box ideas. Lets chat!

Contribute a Service

  • A “sponsored meal:” an announcement that a meal or snack was provided by the sponsor.
  • A gift from the sponsor to all the attendees.
  • Infrastructure needs
  • Videography
  • Photography
  • Entertainment

Become a Presenting sponsor

  • A short demonstration, given by the sponsor, to exhibit a new technology outside the main venue space.
  • An engagement area in your social space.
  • Logo placement on website and other materials.
  • Showcase a new project/product at the event.

Contact us to discuss innovative ways in which you would like your business to be featured and involved in TEDxBradenton.

Let’s build something great together.

Trailblazer Partner: Bradenton Community Redevelopment Agency

The overall goal of the Bradenton CRA is to enhance the Riverfront Downtown as a beautiful, high-density, mixed-use area that is livable and walkable for residents and visitors.

The Bradenton CRA, along with the Downtown Development Authority, established Realize Bradenton, a non-profit organization whose mission is to “bring people together to create a more vibrant, attractive and prosperous Bradenton area for residents, visitors and businesses.”

Trailblazer Partner: Scott’s Exotic Plants

Scott’s Exotic Plants is a family owned licensed retail plant nursery and shop. They sell an array of tropical, exotic, and rare house plants for indoors and outdoors. As well as plant accessories. 

The team loves to share the amazing benefits of plants, especially pertaining to positively impacting mental health, air quality, and overall wellness in people!

They offer care tips, advice, and share our love of plants with you. Scotts Exotic Plants look forward to helping you and your plants thrive!

Their desire is to spread JOY through plants & breathe life into your home!  

Venue Host: The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature is the largest natural history museum on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The Bishop interprets the region from the Pleistocene to the present. 

The Planetarium, featuring one of the most advanced all-digital projection systems in the world, presents astronomy programs the whole family will enjoy.

The Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat is part of Florida’s Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation Partnership, having served as a temporary home to more than 40 rehabilitating manatees since 1998

Pathfinder-Signature Partner: Manatee Community Foundation

The mission of Manatee Community Foundation is partnering with our citizens to strengthen and enhance our community through philanthropy, education, and service—now and forever. We value leadership, transparency, trust, integrity, loyalty, respect, and inclusivity in our work.

Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company

The firm, led by Derek Ober CFP, is dedicated to passionately providing clients a personalized financial plan, empowering them to spend life living.
As financial architects, the firm designs a blueprint for their client’s financial success. This individualized approach provides clarity regarding the complexities of their clients’ unique financial situations.
The firm focuses on supporting pre-retirees, retirees worried about asset distribution, and current/former high
level corporate employees.

We believe that our community and clients deserve a financially secure and bright future.

The Gulf Coast Builders Exchange (GCBX), represents a broad cross section of the building industry, including contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and others from affiliated industries. GCBX’s advocacy efforts on behalf of the building industry are conducted in Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte Counties. Wholly owned by the membership, the Builders Exchange is a not-for-profit corporation operating as a trade organization under the guidance of a volunteer board of directors as representatives of the industry.

Pro-Motion Notions

For 33 years, Pro-Motion Notions has helped clients increase their brand visibility through custom printed advertising specialties.
Their Female owned, Florida based award winning staff produces marketing programs utilizing logoed products to effectively promote businesses, teams and causes. Pro-Motion Notions eco conscious Made in the USA products offer promotions with a purpose beyond print visibility. The employees, clients, boards and non-profit committees they serve work together toward mutual goals. They are committed to exceeding the expectations of this community as a whole.
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Positive People – Powerful Products – Proven Results since 1989

Alliance of Social Workers in Sports

The mission of the Alliance of Social Workers in Sports (ASWIS) is to promote individual and community well-being through partnerships between the profession of social work and the field of athletics. We focus on partnerships in practice, research, and policy, with involvement and awareness in all areas where social work and sports systems intersect.

Our vision is to lead the integration of social work practice into all realms of sports with the goals of individual and community well-being.

Neal Communities of Southwest Florida, Inc.

With a core belief that “Where You Live Matters,” Neal Communities has given more than $7.5 million to local organizations throughout Southwest Florida and is committed to the communities where they live, work and build.

Neal Communities, based in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, is Southwest Florida’s largest and most established locally owned and operated private builder.

During the company’s 50-year history, it has built over 18,000 new homes in more than 90 acclaimed communities from Tampa to Naples. The company consistently ranks among the nation’s top 100 home builders and has earned numerous awards including the prestigious Builder of the Year from Professional Builder in 2015 and America’s Best Builder in 2012 from BUILDER Magazine.

Additional Neal Communities brands include Neal Signature Homes, Charlene Neal PureStyle, Waterscapes Pools & Spas, Neal Communities Funding and Allegiant Title Professionals.

Connect Central 

Connect Central offers flexible workspace solutions for business professionals seeking space to meet or to get work done.

Amenities include convenient on-site parking, reliable WiFi, flexible room configurations, on-site catering and cafe, concierge service, all-in-one communication options, and more. With options for any kind of meeting, Connect Central is your trusted, professional partner in designing a space for casual connection.

Stronger Moving

Founded in 2008, Stronger Moving & Delivery’s professional movers provide exceptional service to every client. Fully licensed and insured, the Stronger team has consistent five-star ratings by hundreds of clients on Yelp, Google, and other review websites, most recently being named Platinum “Best of SRQ” by readers of SRQ Magazine in 2021. From residential to commercial settings, whether in need of packing or storage, Bradenton, Sarasota, and throughout the State of Florida, make your BEST move with Stronger Moving & Delivery Service!


Kinspoke is a creative agency based in Bradenton, Florida.

 Kinspoke is grounded in the belief art and beauty are human rights and must be made accessible and celebrated by people regardless of background or income. They design art and experiences of beauty + belonging through creativity for everyone in their Kin community. 

From their floral art, pop-up shops, large-scale art installations + event design, artisan-made home goods, and creative brand consulting, Kinspoke is changing the creative industry one design at a time.

Realize Bradenton

Realize Bradenton is a nonprofit organization that promotes redevelopment and economic growth in Downtown Bradenton by transforming places, engaging people, and realizing possibilities.
As a community-benefit organization, we work with others to continually strengthen the social, cultural, and physical assets in the Bradenton area through arts, culture, heritage, and food.

The Women’s Resource Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit agency providing a place for clients to connect with programs and services including career development, resource connection, short-term mental health counseling, financial and legal programs, educational scholarships, and more. We believe that every person can live a full and successful life. However, sometimes we require a fresh start and a reminder that we ARE capable and worthy. At the WRC, we take the time to learn about our client’s unique challenges and help them develop a plan of action to get them back on stable footing and on a path to self-reliance. Whether we are providing connections to local resources or low-cost Mental Health Counseling, ACCESS plays a huge role in the mission of the WRC and supporting the women and families in our community

The Bradenton Herald

The Bradenton Herald is committed to being Manatee county’s primary source of news, advertising, information and commentary with the highest standards of journalism and superior customer service. 

Founded in 1922  it is the hometown newspaper of Manatee County. The Bradenton Herald has mirrored its community’s growth — from the tiny agricultural-and-fishing town of Bradenton to today’s bustling, high-growth. The Bradenton Herald is owned by McClatchy, one of the nation’s leading media companies, headquartered in Sacramento, California.

Emerge Sarasota

Emerge Sarasota’s mission is to provide connections, opportunities and a platform for young, professional minorities who have a passion for their community and careers. Emerge Sarasota envisions a thriving, diverse and collaborative group of minority professionals who have made a lasting impact on our peers and throughout the community of Sarasota.

Go Approach Life Counseling and Coaching

Many times society and the media portray misguided ideas of how we are “supposed” to be/act/feel/show up. At Go Approach Life Counseling & Coaching we believe that each person has a unique story and journey they are on that changes every day. The one thing that stays consistent is that we are most happy when we are in tune with our own inner world and living from the core of who we are. Our multidimensional approach helps clients live life free of emotional pain and find meaning in all areas of their life. With an understanding that systemic problems in the healthcare system, such as access and cost, disproportionately affect Black Americans, Founder Orlando Pickens offers sliding scale and free consultations to people in need.

The Zen Barn Bradenton

With a core belief that we can only be our best selves when we prioritize well being as much as we prioritize our career, The Zen Barn Bradenton was born to help local professionals achieve their wellness goals. The Zen Barn Bradenton is a place where professionals are encouraged to mix business and personal growth in order to create a cohesive community that will grow and learn together both personally and professionally. Offering wellness retreats, healing arts groups, community building, networking, professional development and mental health wellness at an accessible cost.

Exotic Gourmet 

Chef Cynthia Muir makes exquisite homemade desserts and chocolates that can be as simple as a small gift box or as elaborate as a dessert station for a special event. Traditional favorites as well as a new world of Peruvian flavors make Exotic Gourmet’s desserts an unforgettable experience. Cynthia has brought her expertise and artistry to countless weddings, baby showers, corporate events, birthday parties, and special celebrations. Make your next celebration even more memorable with artisan chocolates and dessert catering customized to any theme, taste, or dietary request. From Peru to the US, Exotic Gourmet elevates the idea of sweet to a new level!