A diverse group of 25 companies has been selected to join the Camel Accelerator’s third cohort, which is set to begin in 2023. The program, established in 2021 with a mission to empower underrepresented founders, has received grants from N.C. IDEA and the RTP Foundation to support its growth.
Mary Smalling, founder of Banks Bed and Breakfast in Garner, expressed her excitement about being chosen for the program and is eager to work with students to help grow her business. Meanwhile, Alissa Sclafani, a senior marketing major from Cary, highlighted the personal and professional growth opportunities that come with working with startups and emphasized the deeper connections that can be built within a startup environment.
This year’s program will feature a hybrid structure, with weekly Zoom sessions and in-person meetings at Campbell’s main campus. Scott Kelly, director of entrepreneurship for the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, noted the evolution of the program and the symbiotic relationship it fosters between students and entrepreneurs.
Those interested in joining upcoming cohorts or seeking more information about the program’s qualifications are encouraged to visit the Camel Accelerator’s website or contact Scott Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.