Apple announced that it is opening Entrepreneur Camp applications for Black founders and developers to let them learn from Apple engineers and leaders, as part of its $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative.
“Apple Entrepreneur Camp supports underrepresented founders and developers as they build the next generation of cutting-edge apps and helps form a global network that encourages the pipeline and longevity of these entrepreneurs in technology.” the company said in a statement.
Entrepreneur Camp applications are now open for the first cohort for Black founders and developers and will close on November 20, 2020. Entrepreneur Camp will run online from February 16 to 25, 2021.
Attendees will receive one-on-on code-level guidance from Apple engineers, ongoing support from an Apple Developer representative for at least one year, one year of membership in the Apple Developer Program, and inspiration with unprecedented access to Apple Entrepreneur Camp alumni network which already includes plenty of apps from female founders.
The eligibility standards for the application are simple. The applicant organization must have a Black founder, co-founder, or CEO; a Black developer proficient in Swift or Objective-C; and a developed app or functional build that the applicants can demo live. The applicants must be 18 or older, proficient in English, and be able to attend together for the entire duration of the lab.
Applications can be submitted here starting today through November 20, 2020. Apple will keep all applications on file for one year.