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What is Founder Fest?

Founder Fest is a super fun happy hour for the tech ecosystem. We will hang, we will drink, we will network and we will have fun. Anyone and everyone is welcome to come (founders, execs, investors) and we have quite the night planned for yall!

One can expect an evening full of fun with a private bar buyout, live DJ, panel discussions with startup/vc pros, speed networking, taco trucks, open bar, serious relationship building, fun non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks and solid new relationships.

What is Founder Fest?

Founder Fest is a super fun happy hour for the tech ecosystem. We will hang, we will drink, we will network and we will have fun. Anyone and everyone is welcome to come (founders, execs, investors) and we have quite the night planned for yall!

One can expect an evening full of fun with a private bar buyout, live DJ, panel discussions with startup/vc pros, speed networking, taco trucks, open bar, serious relationship building, fun non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks and solid new relationships.

WHERE IS THE EVENT :

Fierce Whiskers Distillery

WHEN IS THE EVENT :

Friday, March 8th 2024

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WHY ATTEND OUR EVENT?

I mean....besides the obvious?

01.

IN PERSON NETWORKING

Meet highly established startup speakers, investors, and other founders in your area

02.

BOOST CREATIVITY

Boost your creative juices by hearing from other founders, investors, and thought leaders

03.

OPEN BAR & WHISKEY TASTING

We will have fun alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks offered along with a private whiskey tasting for the VIPs

04.

LIVE DJ
Give your ears a treat while the DJ drops some dope beats throughout the event

05.

TOP SPEAKERS

We curate the best speakers from the startup/VC space that will share wisdom throughout the day

06.

NEW RELATIONSHIPS

Come meet your next co-founder, client, investor, or friend (leave with 50+ new relationships)

OUR EVENT SPEAKERS

More Speakers Will Be Announced Soon!

John Driscoll

CEO @ Naked

Phil Castro

Founder @ Kamp

James Smedley

Partner @ McCarter & English

Ramon Van Meer

CEO @ Genius Litter

Jen Grogono

President & CEO @ uStudio

Yana Welinder

CEO @ Kraftful

Chandra Shih

Partner @ Lowenstein

Daria Shunina

Event Director @ Women In Tech

Yana Welinder

CEO @ Kraftful

EVENT SCHEDULE

You will want to stay the entire time, trust us.

12:00 to 12:30 pm
PRIVATE WHISKY TASTING

For VIP ticket holders ONLY

LET THE VIPS TASTE GREATNESS TOGETHER

Before the actual main event starts, we will invite the VIP ticket holders for a quick private whiskey tasting & walk through with the extremely knowledgeable folks from the distillery.

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12:30 to 1:00 pm
Taco Truck Time
GRAB SOME GRUB AND SAY HI TO NEW FRIENDS

We will have taco trucks parked outside and ready for you to enjoy. Grab a taco and say hi to new friends to officially kick off the event.

From 1:00 to 1:30 pm
FOUNDER ROCKSTAR PANEL
Let's Hear What The Rockstar Founders Learned From Growing Their Startups

Let these impressive founders tell you what worked vs what didn't when building their startup. Some of these founders just got investment on Shark Tank from Mark Cuban, grew revenue to $20M+ and hired over 100 people in the past 2 years alone.

Ramon Van Meer
Ramon Van Meer
Jen Grogono
Jen Grogono
From 1:30 to 2:00 pm
EXPERT PANEL
These Experts Are Dying To Help You

Each one of these experts are an expert in something! So, they are going to unpack the common misconceptions in their respected field and let you in on some industry secrets. These type of advices are invaluable at the early stages of building your startup.

John Driscoll
John Driscoll
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Chandra Shih
2:00 to 2:30 pm
INVESTOR PANEL
Let's Understand The Mindset of Top Investors

Why do VC's write certain startups a check for $5M but pass on other ones? Lets find out in this discussion and get to know the inner mind of investors.

From 2:30 to 3:00 pm
PITCHING LIVE
5 Startups Will Pitch Live

We will give the chance for 5 lucky startups to use the tv monitors to pitch their startups! Each startup will have 3 minutes (hard stop) to pitch and the investors will have 2 minutes to ask questions.

From 3:00 to 3:30pm
HIP HOP SPEED NETWORKING
Get Ready To Put On Your Extrovert Hat

You will meet someone new every 4 minutes with old school hip hop songs on in the background; be sure to ask the right questions and connect on LinkedIn. You will meet 50+ people!

From 3:30 to 4:00pm
IT'S CLOSING TIME
Wrap Up Those Fire Convos You Had

Be sure to grab a drink at the bar and exchange your contact information with everyone you met during the event.

From 5:00 to 7:00 pm
VIP DINNER

For VIP ticket holders ONLY

Lets Break Bread And Build New Relationships!
Vip ticket holders are welcome to the private dinner w/ all the VIP's only. We will only have a handful of VIP tickets to offer and this dinner will be epic if we must say ourselves!
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UNTIL PRICES INCREASE

Be sure to grab your spot today before prices increase!!

GRAB YOUR SEAT TODAY!!

We have limited seating due to the capacity, so be sure to reserve your seat asap!

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DA BASIC

$ 129
  • Open Seating
  • Bar Access
  • Speed Networking
  • Live DJ
  • Taco Truck
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MVP

$ 299
  • Reserved Front Row Seating
  • Open Bar (Drinks Included)
  • Speed Networking
  • Live DJ
  • Taco Truck
  • Speaker Lounge Access
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VIP

$ 489
  • Reserved Front Row Seating
  • Open Bar (Drinks Included)
  • Speed Networking
  • Live DJ
  • Taco Truck
  • Speaker Lounge Access
  • Private Whisky Tasting
  • Private VIP Dinner After Party
EVENT GALLERY

COLLECTION OF IMAGES FROM LAST YEAR!!

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Want A Free Seat?

If you get 2 people to reserve a seat, we will give you 50% off your seat and if you get 5 people to reserve a seat, we will give you your seat for FREE! Chat with us now to create your custom code.

Word On The Street

Over 650+ :fire: testimonials from happy founders!

"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

"I love Kamp! I actually used Kamp to raise my $1M seed round, to meet big named investors, to meet many of my customers (that added a lot of revenue to our top line) and I fully endorse Kamp to the fullest extent. Get to Kamp!"

Vik Bhatia Founder @ Scopify

"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

"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

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PROMO PARTNERS

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Frequently Asked Questions

It’s for everyone but you will find mostly founders, execs from startups and investors at this event

Upscale casual is recommended
The free or basic ticket includes food and not drinks (cash bar is accessible though)
Yes, you can attend at 12pm for the private whisky tasting and VIP after party dinner with all speakers from 5-7pm
Yes, ask the livechat box and if no one answers that simply email us info@kampevents.com
Please email us to be considered info@kampevents.com
There are no refunds to this event but we can transfer tickets within 48 hours prior to the event
GET IN TOUCH

CONTACT US FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Don't be shy, hit us up to chat.

EVENT VENUE :

Fierce Whiskers

LOCATION ADDRESS :

Austin Texas

For any inquiries please email info@kampevents.com

Questions?

312-469-9001

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