2017 Fellowship Hub

The Camelback 2017 Fellowship is in full-swing. Check back here to follow the Fellows' experience, hear from our Entrepreneurial Engineers, get a feel for our program, and more. For updates, sign up for our newsletter. 



summit 2 - new york

We really felt the warmth of the fam this week. We started our days in our Camelback Community House in Bed-Stuy, and spent our workshop days in Manhattan. We were #blessed to be hosted by our friends at R/GA through the Black Employee Network for Summit 2 in New York. Our facilitators were a fantastic crew, including a few of the Camelback team members, Paul Perry, Trabian Shorters and Dr. Hudson of BMe Community, Amina Moreau of Stillmotion, and several funder guests who shared their expertise in an intimate lunch conversation. 



Your pitch coach is here

Morgan Ripski, one of the 2017 Entrepreneurial Engineers, shares what Fellows (and anyone pitching) needs to include to seal the deal. 


Fellows are hard at work implementing learnings from the first Summit and growing their orgs. They've attended Camelback Virtual Sessions on topics like social media strategy and building team culture. With the support of the NewSchools Venture Fund, Fellows were able to attend the NSVF Summit where they were able to have deep conversations on the future of education reform. With the generous support of the Gates Foundation and the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, Fellows were also able to attend the ASU GSV Summit and explore the ed tech industry. 




Finding My Tribe

James Kim, 2017 Camelback Fellow, shares his perspective on the impact of joining this community of diverse, ambitious entrepreneurs. 


summit 1 - new orleans

The Fellowship started off strong with the new cohort of 12 social impact and education entrepreneurs coming together in the Big Easy. The Camelback team loves getting to show off our home town, and we did it big with our most intense first Summit ever. Sessions included intensives on leadership styles, how to revamp hiring processes, marketing strategies, and proactively using metrics to guide growth. And of course, we had to celebrate with a crawfish boil - we co-hosted with The Idea Village to share our entrepreneurs' pitches at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week. 




Discovering What Matters

Reflections on our spring Summit here in New Orleans from Camelback's CEO, Aaron



the application process

To apply to Camelback, entrepreneurs had to go through an intense three rounds of interviews and applications. We are thrilled to welcome these 12 leaders to the Camelback family.





Our announcement post features a welcome letter from Aaron along with a highlight of each Fellow.