There are many ways to be a HERO

Invention League offers a STEAM-aligned inventing and entrepreneur program and curriculum at no cost to students, schools, school districts and other student organizations.  Invention League is fully financed by donations from generous individuals and organizations who share our vision, see the long-term benefits of this program and believe that every student possesses the superpower of inventing.

  • Our experience has shown us that critical-thinking and problem-solving skills are important to everyone’s success; students, business leaders, fortune 500 companies, and community members.
  • We want to equip our future educators, business owners and community leaders with those skills today.

Through Invention League young inventors not only learn the skill of identifying problems and building solutions, but taking their invention to the next step as they fill the shoes of an entrepreneur – a superpower that will be useful for the rest of their lives.

BE A HERO and support this valuable program and the young inventors and entrepreneurs across Ohio:

  • Sponsorship Levels:

    • Customized curriculum specific to industry studies
    • Logo housed on
    • Distribution through e-footprint
    • Incorporation in school assemblies
    • Incorporation in lesson plans
    • Press release inclusions throughout year
    • Newsletter inclusions
    • Signage at assemblies and event/s
    • On-site field trip
    • Employee volunteer program
    • Scholarship presentation at event/s
    • Representative on stage for awards ceremony
    • Inclusion in social media channel correspondence
    • Inclusion in IC outreach platforms
    • Opportunity for additional local and national press outlets

      All Invention Convention Sponsor Levels receive varying ROI’s that include items such as:

    • Funding Levels Include:

      Local Sponsorship Level ($5,000 – $10,000)

      Some Highlights: Sponsor logo inclusion on signage and screen at State competition, mention on stage at community level, employee volunteerism opportunities, SWAG bag opportunities, logo housed on website and newsletter.

      Industry Innovation Sponsorship Level ($15,000 – $25,000)

      Some Highlights: Same as Local Sponsorship above with additional inclusions at State Competition, curriculum inclusions for industry of interest, lesson plan inclusions for educators, incorporated into video and assemblies, additional inclusion in press releases, social media inclusions, newsletter story inclusions, sponsor involvement with students throughout the year.

      Supporting Partner Level ($30,000+)

      Some Highlights: Same as Industry Innovation Sponsorship above but with additional inclusions in all Invention League events throughout the year. Additional signage, press releases and newsletter mentions, additional naming and logo opportunities, and on-stage opportunities during awards ceremony at State competition.

      Presenting Partner Level ($60,000+)

      Highlights: Same as all levels and ROI’s listed above with full naming rights at State competition and additional event inclusions and event opportunities with students throughout the year. Additional opportunities at National level to be determined between IL and partner.

    For additional information contact: Veronica Lynagh at

  • IP Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

    There are over 40,000+ IP attorney’s in the United States alone and we need your help! The STEMIE coalition is interested in partnering with attorneys who care about the future of inventing and entrepreneurship specifically in investing in the young minds who are already well on their way to making an impact in our world through their original thought and problem solving skills.

    Each year the STEMIE Coalition hosts the National Invention Convention & Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE) where over 30+ states will come together to represent over 600+ programs from throughout the country sending the best and brightest to compete.

    The trip to the National Invention Convention & Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE) is one that these inventors will never forget. It is a weekend filled with encouragement, history, education & opportunity. Won’t you help us support these inventors by sponsoring their trip to NICEE. While students come from the Pacific Northwest all the way to the tip of New England the cost on average is $1,000 per student. If you, your colleagues and/or your company/firm will donate your resources you’ll see a return on your investment two-fold when you support the problem solvers of tomorrow.

    Support an Inventor Program Sponsorship Levels:

    $99 a year – Invention Supporter

    • List of donors on alongside their sponsored inventor
    • List of sponsored inventors & thank you to donor in onsite in NICEE program
    • Annual social media mention w/ inventor & donor
    • Annual email mention w/ inventor & donor

    $50 a month  – Entrepreneurship Ambassador

    • List of donors on alongside their sponsored inventor – Thank you
    • List of sponsored inventors & thank you to donor in onsite NICEE program
    • Bi-Annual media mentions w/ inventor & donor
    • Bi-Annual email mention w/ inventor & donor
    • Widget for your website/s showcasing your sponsored inventors

     $2,500 a year  – Innovation Influencer

    • List of donors on alongside their sponsored inventor – Thank you
    • List of sponsored inventors & thank you to donor in onsite NICEE program
    • Quarterly social media mention w/ inventor & donor
    • Quarterly email mention w/ inventor & donor
    • Widget for your website/s showcasing your sponsored inventors
    • Coffee table hard back book highlighting the Inventors of the Year, sponsored by the companies/firms that made their creation possible.
    • Signage at State Competition recognizing sponsorship of students from that state to Nationals

    If you are unable to make a monetary donation OR want to further get involved in Supporting Inventors STEMIE is always looking for:

    Thank you for your Support an Inventor donation. You will receive more information via email about your sponsored student as they are selected to attend Nationals. All donations are 100% tax deductible.

  • Volunteer to be a Judge at Invention Convention and other Invention League competitions.  Write to:

  • Our program could not exist without the gift of time our volunteers donate.  For more information about volunteering with the Invention League and/or for the Invention Convention program, contact Juli Shively at