Startup Camp Is An Awesome Opportunity (And A Back Door Into Foo Camp)

On Thursday and Friday (July 10-11) before this year’s Foo Camp in Sebastopol July 11-13, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures will be hosting OATV Startup Camp for 6-8 startups.

The camp will focus on fundraising, PR and viral marketing, working with investors/directors, and other issues relevant to running a young company. There are a number of discussion leaders that will be participating: Caterina Fake (tentative), Mark Fletcher, Marc Hedlund, Howard Morgan and Evan Williams. I’ll also be there, focusing on press strategies for startups. Sessions will be led by 2 startup veterans/leaders in a roundtable discussion on topics important to founders.

Application details are at the main site for the event. And good news – participating companies get to stick around for Foo Camp, which occurs right afterwards. There’s more information about the event here. Applications are due by June 6, 2008.