Camelback Ventures

Camelback Ventures aims to address the inequities of entrepreneurship by providing coaching, capital, and connections to underrepresented entrepreneurs. We work with our social impact innovators through our Fellowship with the ultimate goal of creating great schools and prosperous, livable communities for all families.

OUR MISSION

CREATE A MORE DIVERSE SOCIAL INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM THAT LEVERAGES THE GENIUS OF ALL PEOPLE.

To do this, we identify local leaders with promising ideas, and empower them to enact change within their communities by providing them with coaching, capital, and connections. We work with social entrepreneurs through our Fellowship with the vision of creating great schools and prosperous, livable communities for all families.

OUR NAME

New Orleans is the home to Camelback Ventures, and is also said to be the origin of some of the first camelback style homes following the Civil War. Families of the Free Black population resourcefully added a second story to the rear of these shot-gun style houses, creating a structure reminiscent of a camel’s back. We took our name from this innovation, believing we could continue the tradition of using creativity and ingenuity to improve not only our communities, but also lift up and create opportunities for our underrepresented peers.

 

MAKE SOME NOISE Photograph by our New Orleans friend, Harlin Miller

MAKE SOME NOISE

Photograph by our New Orleans friend, Harlin Miller

#BlackLivesMatter Rally  Photograph by our New Orleans friend, Harlin Miller

#BlackLivesMatter Rally 

Photograph by our New Orleans friend, Harlin Miller

The French Quarter Photograph by our New Orleans friend, Harlin Miller

The French Quarter

Photograph by our New Orleans friend, Harlin Miller

A Camelback House Photograph from New Orleans: The Making of an Urban Landscape (2003, P.F. Lewis)

A Camelback House

Photograph from New Orleans: The Making of an Urban Landscape (2003, P.F. Lewis)