We Put On The Best Startup Events In The World.

We provide unmatched event experiences for early stage and growth stage startups. Our unique approach to event production has won us over 800 five star reviews from founders and investors all over the world. Kamp is known to bring the heat with booking the best speakers, top notch content and tons of fun in every event we put our name on. Lastly, we offer all of our event experiences to be white labeled for private events for your people!

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PHIL CASTRO

Founder

Phil is a proven startup founder (35u35, Startup of the Year, Most Innovative Entrepreneur, etc) who wants to help the next wave of budding entrepreneurs. He founded Kamp in 2018 with the premise of throwing “dope” startup events that include opportunity, networking, and tons of fun for every attendee.

Hobbies include
  • Old school hip hop
  • Traveling around the globe
  • Watching modern family
  • Being a food & drink snob
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Josh McKie

Director of Marketing

Josh is a marketing wiz and will be using his talents to not only uphold the Kamp brand but also get it in front of the right people at the right times. His focus will be on social media marketing/content, newsletter communication, digital marketing and promotional partnerships.
Hobbies include
  • International travel
  • Business books of any kind
  • Playing chess
  • Tasting new cuisines
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Vaunda Jennings

Director of Sales

Vaunda will oversee the entire sales process for B2B (high ticket) and B2B (sponsorships) partnerships. Her role will be prospect, nurture and close deals to further our biz dev initiatives. If you wish learn more about an event or sponsor some of our events – Vaunda is your gal!
Hobbies include
  • Studying real estate topics
  • Hanging out with husband and daughter
  • Late brunches
  • Long walks on the beach (no, but seriously)
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Jessica Castro

Director of Events

Jessica’s meticulousness, attention to detail and precision makes her the perfect candidate to direct all events. She will be overseeing the overall vibes of our events, registration, speaker onboarding and backend office administration.
Hobbies include
  • Traveling the world (with amazing husband)
  • Playing with my puppy Winston
  • Binge watching great Netflix shows
  • Swedish massages and mimosas
Abid Anchan Web Developer at Kamp

Abid Hussain

Director of IT

Abid is an experienced web developer. He has years of experience in web design and development. He is responsible for the development, design, maintenance of the website, whipping up new exciting event pages, speaker bios, formatting, api integrations and IT things.

Hobbies include
  • Hiking
  • Watching Series
  • Web Development
  • Reading Books
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Maria

Maria Qibtia

Executive Assistant

Maria is a rockstar with organization and implementation. She oversees all data, admin and Phil’s calendar. Along with this she also assists with all speaker related tasks for Kamp. 

Hobbies include
  • Reading books
  • Writing poetry
  • Binge watching series / movies
  • Studying literature

Word On The Street

Over 650+ :fire: five star testimonials from happy founders!

"As an investor who's attended countless startup events, Kamp's events are some of the best out there. Phil does an exceptional job of curating high-caliber panelists and fostering an intimate environment full of learning and networking opportunities for founders. I always look forward to attending Kamp's events and highly recommend them to anyone in the startup world."

Max Reiff VC @ IDC Ventures

"Kamp is like no other startup/investor event - combining top notch education, opportunity and fun vibes. I am always super impressed by what Phil and the team put together...if you are a founder or investor, get to Kamp!"

Wayne Chang Serial Founder & Super Angel Investor

Kamp is always a great experience. The co-speakers at the last event made for interesting conversation, the crowd was upbeat and curious, and the organization was A+. Phil and the Kamp team really go out of the way to make the speakers and founders feel welcome and appreciated. Thanks for all that you do for the startup/investor community.”

Lucy Guo Co-founder of Passes