Nivi · May 22nd, 2008
You need to apply to get in and 6-8 startups will be selected. They’re looking for companies that “have the potential to change the world for the better.” (Their application asks for a deck but we think they should ask for a high concept pitch and elevator pitch first.)
The selected startups will also be invited to Foo Camp, which is, in my opinion, one of the best technology conferences in the world.
I think Startup Camp will also generate good dealflow for OATV—and there’s nothing wrong with that. O’Reilly has been planting seeds in Silicon Valley with conferences like Foo Camp for years and years. They know that you have to give value before you get value.