The Camelback Fellowship



2015 Camelback Fellow Jonathan Johnson on the first day of his school, Rooted.

Camelback Ventures began with Education as its first track (you could also call it portfolio, impact area, pillar, focus — all those good words) with a pilot run out of founder Aaron T. Walker’s Brooklyn living room in 2014. Today, Camelback has supported 35+ education entrepreneurs, leaders of innovative school models, creators of thoughtful programming, and game-changing technology. We began with education because we believe it is at the core of our mission and vision to create a nation of livable communities where everyone has the opportunity for a quality education and a good life.

The Camelback Fellowship is a rigorous accelerator for underrepresented entrepreneurs; we provide coaching, capital (up to $40,000), connections, community, and curriculum. Our Education track for 2020 will feature all of the lessons and expertise we’ve developed over the past years along with new learnings and projects. We have a secondary sub-track for Schools — every school that has gone through Camelback Ventures has gone on to receive prestigious New Schools Venture Fund recognition and support. Popular features of the Education track include learning how to evolve from being an educator to an entrepreneur, how to build business plans and secure funding, and becoming the best leader one can be.

Meet a few of our Camelback Fellows in Education

Stories of the Education experience