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INVITE-ONLY

BE RUTHLESS FOR GOOD

As we know, genius is equally distributed, but access is not. Ecosystem seeks to ensure that untapped communities -- especially communities of color -- do not just consume the future, but that we invest in our untapped entrepreneurs who are creating it. To create this vision, Ecosystem is a project powered by Camelback Ventures to build the community of people that can bring together their time, talent and treasure to invest in each other.

 
 
 

 
 

Ecosystem is a new summit by Camelback Ventures devoted to strengthening the ecosystem for entrepreneurs of color. Ecosystem will feature a mix of keynotes, breakout sessions, and experiential learning opportunities

 
 
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RUTHLESS FOR GOOD

The theme of the Ecosystem is built around Camelback's mantra and manifesto: the idea of using the intense ruthlessness we see throughout the world, often for destructive personal gain, and utilize that same fearlessness and unapologetic passion to advance a cause bigger than ourselves. Camelback-hosted sessions will build upon this idea, and we encourage guests throughout the event to share with us ways to be ruthless.

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CONNECT

We believe that connection comes through building trust, opportunities to realize shared experiences, and working with other to create and build new ideas. We will facilitate opportunities for conversations -- starting and ending with a happy hour & reception -- along with opportunities to work with your colleagues to build something amazing together.

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10 MIL WORTH OF GAME

We hope you leave feeling like we gave y’all a million dollars worth of game for $9.99 - or about $10M worth of game for about $999. In addition to Camelback-facilitated programming, Ecosystem sessions will be hosted by our partners from places like: Reach Capital, Authentic Ventures, New Profit, Alfred Street Baptist Church on topics from impact investing to getting more from your philanthropy to using the church to support entrepreneurs. 

 
 

For our first Ecosystem, we're inviting dope leaders and entrepreneurs to light a fire for our community to real talk about investing (including what that really means and how we can, no, must do better). They will provide us the fodder for an afternoon focused on action where we will connect in small groups to build something amazing while getting to know other participants.

We're adding new folks every day -- this list is subject to change. 

 
 

PAULA SNEED

Phelps Prescott Group, Kraft

DWETRI ADDY

Google

LINDSAY LEE

Authentic Ventures

CANDACE STANCIEL

New Profit

 
 
 

LAWRENCE BASS

Phelps Prescott Group, MIT

JONATHAN JOHNSON

Rooted School, Founder
2015 Camelback Fellow

SHAUNTEL PAULSON

Reach Capital

LAYLA AVILA

EdLoc - Education Leaders of Color

 
 
 

DESIREE COLEMAN

Wells Fargo

JAYSON MAYDEN

Super Heroic, Co-Founder
Nike, Accel Partners

ANDREW HILL

LiftEd, Founder
2016 Camelback Fellow

Chinedu Enekwe

Affiniti VC
TipHub

 
 
 

BRIAN CLARK

HDP Health
Founder

MARGO WRIGHT

Yenko, Founder
2015 Camelback Fellow

TSHAKA CUNNINGHAM

Alfred Street Baptist Church

 

Can't make it but still want to support Camelback and Ecosystem? 

If you are interested in sponsoring the ticket for a young, underrepresented entrepreneur, please consider donating any portion with a note in the comments indicating so and we will be in touch thanking you. 

Donate Now

 

We have multiple ticket options to join Ecosystem: 

Programming begins at 5pm on September 28 and goes until 6 pm on September 29.

After registering, our team will be in touch with info for you to download our custom Ecosystem app - this app will feature a detailed schedule along with profiles of all attendees (all the better to connect with).

*We'll take care of booking you, but let us know if you're looking to snag another room for a second night at a discounted rate and we'll help.

 

Want more information? Email us at hello@camelbackventures.org 


Ecosystem is made possible thanks to the generous support of our sponsors: 

 
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What is Ecosystem?
Ecosystem is a new conference by Camelback Ventures devoted to strengthening the ecosystem for entrepreneurs of color. Ecosystem will feature a mix of keynotes, breakout sessions and experiential learning opportunities.


Why should I join you?
Because:
You want to find your tribe: You know there people just like you across the country that are visionaries, investors, entrepreneurs (of color) devoted to making sure “the ball bounces the same for everyone.” At Ecosystem you will begin to find them and build together.
You are ready for action: Ecosystem will convene thought-leaders that will inspire you with their vision game-changing companies, educate you on new opportunities and challenge you to better tomorrow that you are today. At the same time, Camelback takes inspiration from Shirley Chisholm who said that, “You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” So that’s what will do at Ecosystem.

How do I register?
Click right here if you missed it. It’s simple though. Put in your credit card and hit send. This first year, Ecosystem is an invite-only event. We have a limited number of spots. If you are reading this FAQ we have reserved one of those spots for you.

Who is coming?
Hopefully you. While we have put together some great content, we all know that what makes a conference are the people who are going. We think you are one of those people that would make our convening. In addition, investors, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and influencers from across the country are attending. Some are connected to Camelback and others are throughout our broader network.

Are sponsorship available?
The answer is always yes! Please reach out to our team here.

How do I get to Cavallo Point?
Cavallo Point is right on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge. We recommend taking your ride-share of choose (Uber or Lyft). If you are coming from the SFO it is a 21.8 mile ride which should take you 35 to 60 minutes depending on traffic. If you are coming from OAK it is 28 miles and about 45 to 60 minutes.

Where do I stay?
When you register you will have the option to a one-night stay at Cavallo Point. Thanks to our sponsors we are able to offer a room for $200 that typically costs over $600. When you show up at the hotel your room will be waiting for you.