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SanFranciscoSponsors

Please take a look (and feel free to edit) a sample sponsorship letter written for LaidOffCamp:

San Francisco Sponsor Letter

 

Also, check out this sample email to use when emailing potential sponsors.

 

Here is a MASSIVE list of companies that could be potential sponsors:

 

Social Media / Chat

  • Yoono.com
  • Digsby.com
  • TokBox.com
  • Meebo.com
  • TinyChat.com

 

Web Tools / Startups

  • JS-Kit .com
  • squarespace.com
  • Wordpress.com
  • UserVoice.com (chutchins to contact)
  • 30boxes.com
  • casttv.com
  • getsatisfaction.com
  • twitter.com (Sent email to Evan Williams, awaiting reply. cgiven 2/21)
  • eventbrite.com (chutchins to contact)
  • hikkup.com
  • jajah.com
  • janrain.com
  • jaiku.com
  • Ning.com (Contacted, waiting for reply - cgiven 2/21)
  • mozes.com
  • Pandora.com
  • PBWiki.com (chutchins to contact)
  • simplifymedia.com
  • slideshare.net
  • SmugMug.com
  • Dopplr.com
  • BrightKite.com (chutchins to contact)
  • Viddler.com
  • Vimeo.com
  • Etsy.com
  • Mint.com
  • sixapart.com
  • box.net
  • drop.io
  • GetDropbox.com
  • Tumblr.com
  • technorati.com
  • stumbleupon.com
  • lijit.com
  • disqus.com
  • loopt.com
  • wufoo.com
  • justin.tv
  • yelp.com (Contacted, awaiting reply - cgiven 2/21)
  • EventVue.com
  • mahalo.com

 

Web Servers / Hosting

  • joyent.com
  • mediatemple.net
  • dreamhost.com
  • geekstorage.com
  • LaughingSquid.com (chutchins to contact)
  • rackspace.com
  • svwh.net

 

Big companies

  • Sun Startup Essentials
  • Adobe
  • Facebook (chutchins to contact)
  • Google
  • HP
  • IBM
  • Mozilla
  • Yahoo!
  • Microsoft (BizSpark) (chutchins to contact)
  • Microsoft (Contacted colleague whoe works there for help - cgiven 2/21)

 

Networking / Job-Related

  • Workstir.com (CEO Duncan confirmed they are sponsors! - cgiven 2/25)
  • meetup.com (Contacted, awaiting reply - cgiven 2/23)
  • haystack.cerado.com
  • Plaxo.com (Kathy, John, and Hendrick from Plaxo confirm they are sponsors! - cgiven 2/25)
  • LinkedIn.com
  • Social Media Club
  • Monster.com (Emails on their website bounceback - cgiven 2/21)
  • Craigslist.com (Contacted, awaiting reply - cgiven 2/23)
  • CareerBuilder.com
  • Indeed.com (Contacted, awaiting reply - cgiven 2/23)
  • Jobster.com (Contacted, awaiting reply - cgiven 2/23)
  • layoffspace.com
  • jobfox.com
  • hireahelper.com
  • wink.com
  • getafreelancer.com
  • gofreelance.com
  • SimplyHired.com (Contacted, replied maybe - cgiven 2/25)
  • krop.com (Contacted, no reply yet - cgiven 2/23)
  • emurse.com (Contacted, no reply yet - cgiven 2/23)
  • dice.com (Contacted, not interested)
  • flipdog.com
  • idealist.org
  • hotjobs.yahoo.com (Contacted colleague at Yahoo! - cgiven 2/23)
  • Valut.com (Contacted, no reply yet - cgiven 2/23)
  • sanfranjobs.com (Contacted, no reply yet - cgiven 2/23)
  • oDesk (Contacted, they are sponsoring the event! - cgiven 2/24)
  • Women's Initiative for Self Employment (Kelly emailed 2/25, no reply yet)
  • Jewish Vocational Services (they do career counseling) (Kelly emailed 2/25, no reply yet)

 

Publications / Media

  • current.com
  • Zinette.com
  • centernetworks.com
  • GigaOM (Surj Patelto <surj@gigaom.com> followed up w/ Chris on 2/24 - not sure)
  • podtech.net
  • readwriteweb.com
  • CNET
  • Revision3
  • TechCrunch (Contacted, no reply yet - cgiven 2/21)
  • Mashable
  • Wired
  • valleywag.com (Contacted 2/23 - they replied that they don't do sponsorships at all right now)
  • entrepreneur.com
  • Digg.com (chutchins to contact)
  • Ustream.tv
  • Qik.com (chutchins to contact)
  • VentureBeat (Contacted CEO Matt <matt@venturebeat.com>, no reply yet - cgiven 2/21)

 

Dating

  • plentyoffish.com
  • match.com
  • hurrydate.com
  • Ignighter

 

VCs

 

  • Draper Fisher Jurvetson
  • Charles River Ventures
  • dcm.com
  • First Round Capital
  • Palomar Ventures
  • O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures
  • Garage Ventures

 

Other

 

Government

  • Carmen Chu (SF Board of Supervisors) - (Contacted, talking with Rhonda and Eric Ward from labor dept; cgiven 2/25)
  • Chris Daly (SF Board of Supervisors) - (Contacted, awaiting reply; cgiven 2/21)
  • Mayor Gavin Newson - (Contacted, awaiting reply; cgiven 2/21)

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