Wikimania 2008/Bids/London/List of potential business sponsors

  • The Guardian are generally pro-wiki and sponsor quite a few events (e.g. the Hay literary festival).
  • T-Mobile are the most obvious cell phone company to contact as they have the strongest internet focus. Though there might be problems if we're also being sponsored by Virgin.
  • Google have a fair sized UK base nowadays.
  • Other UK new media companies. Shiny Shiny (if they actually make any money...), Torchbox and similar web-design companies. Channel 4 even as they have a pretty large internet arm these days.
  • Other tech industries. The thousands of companies doing generic commercial database work, the games industry.
  • University sponsorship. Oxford has an "Internet Institute" for study of the internet. Perhaps if one of the London universities has a similar thing Wikimania could be combined with a more serious academic conference. --cfp 14:34, 5 September 2007 (UTC)[reply]