2020 Camelback Fellowship for US Entrepreneurs
Deadline: September 16, 2019.
They believe in continuous evolution; we always want to get better. With their all-star team on board this year, their new programs analyzing systemic funding, and examining equity in our processes; we have created an overhaul of both our program and our selection process. The Camelback Fellowship has been split into three tracks: 1) Education, 2) Conscious Tech, and 3) Local Economies (New Orleans). As a result, this process may look a little different than what you or your network has seen before from them. They want to be transparent as possible; this page will continuously be updated with new information.
1. Underrepresented entrepreneurs, primarily people of color and women. This includes but is not limited to entrepreneurs identifying as Black, Latinx, East Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, Native, and/or Indigenous.
2. Based in the U.S.A. We believe our founders make the most impact by staying in their communities — our program does not require you to move anywhere.
3. 4-6 education-related organizations that may be nonprofits, for-profits, or hybrids
4. 2 – 3 public charter schools in their founding year (likely pre-charter application), may be based anywhere and have a fiscal sponsor
5. 4 – 5 socially responsible tech orgs (may be nonprofits, for-profits, or hybrids) that are creating innovative solutions, may be based anywhere in the U.S.
6. Local Economies: 8-10 social and local enterprises (such as, but not limited to, product development and sales, brick and mortar shops, consulting and other services) based in New Orleans that have been in operation for 2-5 years, and have a growing number of employees.
The Camelback Fellowship offers support for entrepreneurs of color and women in three different tracks (Education, Conscious Tech, and Local Economies) through:
Coaching – 1:1 relationship with a coach who creates a road map specifically focused to help you reach established goals
Capital – Camelback invests in each organization we support, and tailors funding levels for the different stages of acceptance for each track. Education and Conscious Tech ventures are in a “startup” phase and receive up to $40,000 in our “friends and family” round. For-profits and hybrids receive as a convertible note; nonprofits and schools receive as grants. Organizations in Local Economies are growing local businesses, and may receive up to $3,000 as an angel gift and additional in-kind services.
Connections – meetings with investors, potential partners and customers, and content experts
Community – tight-knit experience through the entire cohort and within tracks, as well as extended Camelback family (including past and present Fellows and Startup Coaches, as well as friends who can’t wait to support new Fellows)
Curriculum – an intense program we’ve created to empower underrepresented entrepreneurs. This curriculum is tailored for each sub-track that we focus on (Education, Conscious Tech, and Local Economies)