The Tampa Bay Chamber is recruiting for its fifth 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 on Wednesday, June 30th from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM at the Tampa Bay Chamber. The information session is held prior to the application period to allow business owners to learn more about the program before applying. Applications will be available at https://www.tampabaychamber.com/pages/mba/ starting on Tuesday, July 6th and will close on Wednesday, September 15th at 5pm. The participants for the fifth cohort will be announced at the Chamber’s 135th Annual Meeting on December 10th.
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 first cohort graduated from the program in November of 2019. There are two cohorts currently going through the program, with one of the two graduating later this year, making it the third class to graduate from the program.
Community Info Session
June 30, 2021 @ 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Tampa Bay Chamber Office
Register at: https://www.tampabaychamber.com/pages/mba/
Founding Sponsors for the Minority Business Accelerator:
Tampa General Hospital
Valley National Bank
Vinik Family Foundation
Community Partners for the Minority Business Accelerator:
Cliffton Larson Allen (CLA)
Coca-Cola Beverages Florida