Apply to the Camelback Fellowship

The application for the next Fellowship opens January 4, 2018.

Interested in applying for the 2018 Fellowship?
Sign up for our newsletter to get updates on our next fellowship cycle and stay informed on all things Camelback. We'll be in touch with details on what the application will ask, and timelines for both the application and the program. Below, we've gathered information about the process and how to best prepare. 

Interested in recommending someone for the Fellowship?
If you know someone who you think would be a great Camelback Fellow, let us know! We appreciate hearing about new ideas and people from our networks. To submit a nomination, fill out our Contact form with the nomination category.




Our application has grown a lot over the last few years and it will continue to evolve. Here are a few elements you can likely expect from our application in 2018:

  • We work with underrepresented entrepreneurs

  • We work with education and social impact ventures (including non-, for-profits, hybrids, and schools)

  • The application has three phases:

    • Round 1 is a written short answer form that contains basic questions about your history and your venture

    • Round 2 is a written short answer form that delves deeper into organizational details (like team composition and dynamics, market fit, your current and proposed budgets)

    • Round 3 is a video interview that challenges applicants to think about their personal development and organizational impact

To get an idea of what last year’s process looked like, check out our 2017 one-sheeter.


What to do between now and January 4


There are a few targeted ways that you can help your venture evolve before our next application: 1. work on building traction in your community, 2. gather and incorporate user feedback, and 3. begin to build an impactful and balanced team.

We also recommend the following resources:*

Camelback Blog: 5 Tips for a Great Application

CB Insights: The Top 20 Reasons Startups Fail

The Google Ventures 5-Day Design Sprint technique

*Check back here; we'll add more blog posts about the process.



Our blog is the easiest way to get to get a sense of what we’re about. We feature Fellows in short interviews to share advice and experiences, and our team and Entrepreneurial Engineers write thought pieces on topics that matter to us. 



Explore our directory of previous Camelback Fellows and ventures, and see if there's someone in your city or field to whom you could reach out. Fellows are the best resource for learning what it's actually like to be in the Fellowship. 

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