The 10-week Camel Accelerator program, launched in 2021, has welcomed its third cohort of 25 companies. With over 45 students set to collaborate with founders looking to scale their businesses, the program is on track to empower underrepresented entrepreneurs. N.C. IDEA and the RTP Foundation have been instrumental in supporting the initiative.
Alissa Sclafani, a senior marketing major from Cary, spoke about the personal and professional growth opportunities that come with working with startups. She emphasized the deeper connections that can be built within a startup environment as well as the opportunity for growth alongside the business.
The hybrid structure of this year’s program includes weekly Zoom sessions and in-person meetings at Campbell’s main campus. A diverse group of founders from across North Carolina has shown interest in participating, reflecting the evolving nature of the program. Scott Kelly, director of entrepreneurship for the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, discussed how this symbiotic relationship between students and entrepreneurs fosters growth and development for both parties.
Interested candidates for future cohorts or those seeking more information about qualifications are encouraged to visit the Camel Accelerator’s website or contact Scott Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.