Become a Sponsor

StartMyBiz and GrowMyBiz are not-for-profit business initiatives led by Canterbury City Council, with a network of fantastic partners and supporters.
We help local entrepreneurs start and grow vibrant, dynamic and successful businesses that contribute to making Canterbury an exciting, fun and interesting place to live, work and visit. So, when you sponsor ‘SMB’ and ‘GMB’ you are showing your support not only for local business people but also for the area where your customers and perhaps even you, live and work.

We offer three sponsorship packages: Think-it, Start-it and Grow-it named to denote the level at which you’re supporting our community and the reciprocal benefits you get from us as a thank you for your backing.

You can also sponsor any of our business events and competitions throughout the year including:

  • Annual Boot Camp for Global Entrepreneurship Week
  • Kent UNconference
  • Inspirational guest speakers
  • Interactive workshops and seminars
  • Networking lunches
  • Pitching den