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When you say emerging, do you mean newer tech communities where it's harder to find companies to sponsor?

Sometimes when you haven't secured a frequent list of sponsors, it's good to start small and find a venue at no cost (that's a whole conversation in itself) and host meetups until you get consistent attendees coming.

During the introduction of every event I host, I talk about how I am looking for sponsors with a little details on why and what that monetary sponsorship will cover (usually food/beverages). This usually opens up conversations for potential sponsorships. It's important to keep mentioning it, even when attending a conference or meetup, I'm still talking to others about my events and how I am looking for sponsors, and things happen organically over time. :)