New Orleans-based Camelback Ventures aims to address the inequities of entrepreneurship by providing coaching, capital, and connections to underrepresented entrepreneurs throughout the city.
The organization recently received $100,000 in funding from AT&T to support its fellowship program this year. Camelback Ventures is part of AT&T Aspire, the company’s initiative to help provide access to education and training people need to get and keep good jobs.
“AT&T is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives,” shared the company. “Through its community initiatives, AT&T has a long history of investing in projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; or address community needs.”
Camelback Ventures has received a total of $350,000 from AT&T for its fellowship program over the last two years.
“AT&T is pleased this year to continue our support of Camelback and its work because we share the vision of supporting local entrepreneurs who will cultivate jobs and economic growth in the future,” said Sonia Perez, President of AT&T Louisiana.