Posted by: Tampa Bay Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022



June 28, 2022



Contact: Jacquelyn Bryan

[email protected]


609-784-2926 cell


Tampa Bay Chamber Recruiting Next Minority Business Accelerator Cohort

Tampa, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Chamber is recruiting for its sixth cohort of the Minority Business Accelerator (MBA). This program helps Black and Hispanic business owners who are concerned with their lack of business growth and want to learn how to compete in the market more effectively. The MBA helps these businesses identify and overcome growth barriers, connect to corporate decision makers, and uncover potential funding opportunities. By providing practical tools for change, program participants are positioned to increase capacity, create jobs, and build wealth.

The Community Information Session will be held tomorrow on Wednesday, June 29th from 3:00 – 4:30 PM at the Tampa Bay Chamber. The information session is held early on in the application period to allow business owners to learn more about the program before applying. Applications are now open at  and will close on September 16th at 5pm. The participants for the sixth cohort will be announced at the Chamber’s 137th Annual Meeting on December 1st.

The Minority Business Accelerator kicked off in December 2017 with the announcement of the first cohort at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting. Since then, the program has graduated three cohorts, with the fourth cohort graduating later this year.

More information about the MBA program can be found at

For media interested in attending the Community Info Session, please contact [email protected]  

Community Info Session

June 29, 2022 @ 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Tampa Bay Chamber Office

To attend as Media RSVP to [email protected]

To attend as an interested minority business owner register here:


Founding Sponsors for the Minority Business Accelerator:

Tampa General Hospital


Valley National Bank

Vinik Family Foundation


Community Partners for the Minority Business Accelerator:

Citi Bank

Coca-Cola Beverages Florida

Grow Financial

Suncoast Credit Union



About the Tampa Bay Chamber

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