100 shares, 50$ a pop, get the press interested, they like interesting weird stories, yes, i know we hate twitter, but things spread there like wildfire.. 100 people in the world with £30.. cant be that hard... dont know how youd organise how they would receive sponsorship though.. ive always fancied having a bike team.. youd need agood website so that sponsors could follow results etc though.. give previews of races, regular blog..
is available.. lol
its actually similar to the model that rapha condor use.. main sponsors and then part public owned..
but doesnt cost anything just to put the whole team sponsorship up for £5k.. if nobody buys it youve lost nothing..
a team website, with the front page headlined "own a part of your own bike team"... sponsor the team etc.. details of the team, inviting sponsors at $50 a pop, or for say $100 they also get a team shirt... would need a lot of organising though...