Our Fellows & Their Ventures
Camelback has worked with over 30 leaders who identify as underrepresented entrepreneurs, helping develop their ventures that make change in their communities. We take pride in supporting first generation college grads and immigrants in our cohorts, with over 90% of our entrepreneurs identifying as people of of color and 55% as women. We believe that entrepreneurs rooted in their community are more likely to create lasting impact, and so we prioritize ventures that are focused on creating change in their cities, neighborhoods, and schools.
After completing the Camelback Fellowship, our entrepreneurs have continued to evolve and thrive. For two years in a row, 3 Camelback Fellows have been featured on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List in Education. Fellows have received recognition and support from prestigious organizations such as the Aspen Institute, Draper Richards Kaplan, Echoing Green, Penn GSE, Teach for America's Social Innovation Award, Education Pioneers’ EPiC Alumni Award, and the Yale School of Management. Moreover, Fellows have gone on to build their teams, raise over $5 million dollars, and impact their communities.
Our current cohort inspires us every day. With common threads such as literacy and social justice, this class is already building partnerships across the country. Stay up to date with the latest and greatest from the 2017 Fellowship.
Our second cohort killed it at their graduating Oakland showcase with a crowd of 150. After completing the Fellowship, Charla received her a significant grant for her school, Larry's black male teacher initiative expanded to new cities and states, and Nicole was named in Forbes 30 Under 30 for her mindfulness work.
Our first cohort holds a special place in our heart. These entrepreneurs took a chance with us, and we are so pleased to see them grow. It's amazing to see where they're at now — Jacob and Jonathan are on the verge of opening the doors to their schools (!), Aimee is in NewProfit's women accelerator, and 5 Fellows from this class have been named in Forbes 30 Under 30 (Jerelyn, Jessica, Jonathan, Logan, and Marcus).