Episode 6: Aaron Walker, Founder & CEO of Camelback Ventures

EPISODE 6: AARON WALKER, FOUNDER & CEO OF CAMELBACK VENTURES

Aaron discusses what led him down his path to investing, the importance of education, and his vision & drive that propels Camelback Ventures forward.

 

Today, we’ll hear from Aaron Walker, Founder and CEO of Camelback Ventures.

Focused on increasing diversity in the startup ecosystem by addressing the many inequities of entrepreneurship and education, Camelback Ventures is shifting the landscape and helping underrepresented founders get their shot. We’ll find out what led Aaron down his path to becoming a visionary CEO, from his days as a public school teacher in West Philadelphia, to selecting his fourth group of fellows in 2018. Aaron shares with us his vision as a CEO, built upon the lessons he’s learned along the way that have allowed him to overcome the odds and make a positive change in the industry. Plus, we’ll find out the number one thing he says every aspiring entrepreneur should learn in order to be successful.

 


LINKS AND RESOURCES

Startups / Companies Mentioned:

Camelback Ventures

Teach for America

Fund for Public Schools

Walton Family Foundation

Kapor Capital

NewSchools Venture Fund

Braven

Authentic Ventures

Project Aristotle

Spotify

Pandora

Google

Top 3 Female/Minority Founders or Investors to Watch:

Aimée Eubanks Davis – Braven

Lindsay Lee – Authentic Ventures

2018 Camelback Fellows

Notable Figures:

Freada Kapor Klein

Mitch Kapor

Paula Sneed

Janelle Monae

Books/Media:

Dirty Computer (Album)

Schools/Locations:

University of Virginia

Penn Law School

New Orleans City Park

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