When you’re passionate about a project, launching = time + caffeine.
But if your product doesn’t solve a real problem, all the code in the world won’t build a real business.
Camp is an 8-week sprint of mentorship and product development to ship a side project, culminating in a hackathon-style weekend in Detroit.
Why does this software need to exist?
Because your code will never tell you.
Camp is an incubator turning side projects into profitable micro-businesses.
There were 300+ applicants for the inaugural Camp, which went down last month in Detroit.
Participating teams receive hands-on mentorship, business reimbursements, an all-expenses-paid weekend at Camp.
Following Camp, our in-house growth team (Sprinkle Labs) partners with Campers to bring their products to market.
But we can’t do it all by ourselves.
Dubbed “Counselors,” Camp mentors get the opportunity to advise young founders on making their passion project a reality.
In addition to propelling the development of impressionable talent, Counselors are invited to recruitment, investment, and networking opportunities with Camp…
To reduce the cost of shipping your side project to zero.
Cost is time. Cost is money. Cost is forsaking other opportunities to focus on your project.
Building a side project is fun, informative and rewarding. But…
Jobs and school get in the way — leaving unused and unloved repos to collect dust on Github. Sound familiar?
Our goal with Camp is to give side projects a chance to grow into businesses, using only 20% time.
How do we make that happen?
If you work in technology, you’ve probably used Angel.co to apply for job opportunities or double-check how underpaid you are.
But what you may not know is that you can source jobs on AngelList without ever logging in.
In fact, you can get the best jobs, posted to AngelList, sent straight to your inbox. Not only does this save you time, but it also [almost] guarantees you’ll be the first person to apply.
2. Connect your AngelList + Gmail accounts
3. Set up filters
Camp started as an experiment.
When 300+ developers applied for free flights to ‘a secret location’ (Detroit), it became real.
After a month of pre-Camp group office hours, Camp kicked off last weekend in Detroit.
We stayed together at a loft building, ate meals family style, and hacked at Bizdom. One Camper compared it to a nerdy Real World:
This is the true story… of eight strangers… picked to live in a house…write code together and have their demos taped…
If you send outbound email you probably experience an influx of autoresponders, bounced messages, and OOO alerts hitting your inbox following a blast.
That’s no fun, so we’ve open-sourced a few mail filters.
For anyone sending email via Google Apps, simply download these filters and import the file into your account (Settings > Filters > Import).
You’ll be able to review each filter before activating, so don’t go blaming us if your mom’s care package gets lost.
That’s all for now.
We started Sprinkle to help early stage startups get more users.
Now we’re hosting a series of hackathons. Actually we’re not.
We’re hosting Camp.
Camp is an all-expenses paid trip to build a side project, which the Sprinkle team takes to market.
The Camp Thesis
We help founders grow and market their vision.