Business School to launch Camel Accelerator cohort

The Lundy-Fetterman School of Business has announced a new entrepreneurship accelerator program to launch in January 2022. The Camel Accelerator will welcome its first cohort of ten to twenty entrepreneurs for a three-month workshop experience. Participants will run their business ideas through an experimental accelerator in hopes of uncovering new ideas and processes. 

During the program, entrepreneurs will hear from leading experts, connect with mentors, refine their sales and marketing techniques, grow their network and leverage Campbell’s educational resources for their business—whether they are launching a mobile app or a brick-and-mortar shop on Main Street. Participants who are female, reside in rural communities, or are minorities are eligible for the program. 

The Camel Accelerator is the result of a grant from NC IDEA and the RTP Foundation. The 10 week program will run from February 1 through April 15, 2022 in hybrid format, with Zoom meetings held three or four times per week and in-person meetings held at Campbell’s Buies Creek campus two or three times per week.

“The Camel Accelerator will bring together students, new business owners, mentors and vendors in a collaborative space focused on helping companies grow,” said Professor Scott Kelly.  “The entrepreneurs in the Accelerator will be able to leverage young talent, and students will learn real world skills from entrepreneurs.”      

Applications will be open until December 1.